According to the EC secretary-general Jarungvith Phumma, fundraising remained a political activity banned by the NCPO. The party slammed the EC as being the NCPO’s tool as it sought to hinder the anti-coup party. The party challenged the EC to also issue a formal statement about the order so it could sue the agency. Jarungvith yesterday said the EC had only been following the law. Since opening its application for membership last weekend, its members now numbered around 1,109, according to FWP.
Source: The Nation Bangkok October 12, 2018 03:14 UTC