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Senate mired in mystery

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Re: ''Let charter mature'' (PostBag, April 8). 

Vint Chavala is wrong to compare the situation in the US a hundred years ago, where senators were chosen by the state legislatures rather than by the people's direct vote, with the current situation in Thailand.

In the US, the state legislatures which selected the senators were themselves elected by the people, and therefore represented them; in Thailand nobody knows who selects the appointed senators but it is clear whose interests they represent and it isn't those of the people.

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