Palang Pracharat party expects to raise 600 million baht from fund-raising dinner

The pro-military Palang Pracharat party is expected to raise about 600 million baht from a grand fund-raising dinner called “One Thailand” to be held tomorrow (Wednesday) evening at Muang Thong Thanee in Bangkok’s suburb.

The event will feature 200 Chinese dinner tables accommodating ten people with a price tag of three million baht for each table.

Highlight of the evening will be a speech by deputy party leader Suvit Maesincee, to be accompanied by a series of entertainment shows featuring such well known musicians as John Nuevo and Tata Young

Natthapol Teepsuwan, another deputy leader, said some of the guests paid more than three million baht for each table as the law set the limit of donation at five million baht for an individual donor and 10 million baht for a corporate donor.

After the fund-raising dinner, he said the party would check the qualifications of the donors whether they meet legal conditions, adding that the process would take about week after which the party would report to the Election Commission about the donations received and expenses incurred from the event.

Meanwhile, the Ruam Palang Prachachart Thai (ACT) party held a fund-raising gala dinner at the Queen Sirikit national convention centre on Tuesday night to raise an anticipated 240 million baht.

There were altogether 240 tables, each costing one million baht.

The event was attended by party leader M.R. Chatumongol Sonakul, party founder and de facto leader Suthep Thuagsuban and key members and guests from the Palang Pracharat, Democrat and Chart Pattana parties.

In his ddress, Suthep outlined the party’s seven ideologies which include loyalty toward the Monarchy, major national reform, sufficiency economy and people’s participation in politics.

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