A uniform approach to elections

your say April 02, 2014 00:00

Re: "Left without a choice in Sunday's election", Letters, April 1.

I was faced with the same problem as Vint Chavala, unable to make an informed decision on who to vote for in the senatorial election.
I never heard the candidates’ names and didn’t know who they were. All they offered were large self-portraits displaying white teeth and white uniforms with fancy epaulets and medals, along with insipid slogans like “I work very hard”. They should at least have let us know whether they were for or against the PDRC. There I was, standing at the voting booth and mumbling “Mod, ta, noi, toi, ton, prik ...” – the Thai version of “Eeny, meeny, miny, moe ...”.
Khun Vint also lamented that all the candidates in his province were affiliated with Pheu Thai, so he decided not to vote at all. Don’t worry, my friend. We have 73 appointed senators who are ready and willing to vote en bloc against every bill that Pheu Thai proposes.
Somsak Pola
Samut Prakan