I felt both angry and sad after reading the letter by FN titled Chinese M'sians must accept their lot. The whole letter is an exercise in hypocrisy. How the writer expects to convince people with blatantly one-sided views is beyond me.
Lee Kuan Yew doesn't have a right to criticise Malaysia? I suppose FN feels the same about Malaysians criticising the United States and Israel.
It is sad that despite being born in this country and never having lived anywhere else, FN still classifies me as 'an immigrant'. I am sure FN remembers that history teaches us that the Malays were immigrants to this land as well. I am doubly sure that FN knows that the Indonesians who were granted permanent residency status after staying here a few years are immigrants too.
FN also highlighted the plight of the poverty-stricken Malays and the success of the New Economic Policy (NEP must be expanded). FN is convinced that making rich Malays richer instead of making poor Malays rich is a sure sign of NEP's success.
FN also suggests that since a lot of Chinese have big cars and houses, the rest of us Chinese without big cars and houses should be happy for them and be content watching them live their rich lives. I'm sure that FN also thinks the same of Malays without big cars and big houses.
The MCA is not the sole representation of the Chinese community in Malaysia. It is not the only party we support. We do not support a party simply because it is run by Chinese. FN believed that the MCA minister's criticism of the education minister was inappropriate and totally inconsiderate and out of line.
As such, I'm convinced that FN feels the same about the recent issue Penang Chief Minister Koh Tsu Koon was embroiled in when similarly criticised and accused, since "his territory is being eaten into by others" (to use FN's terms).
And the last paragraph of summary FN so eloquently added is a superb example of hypocrisy and self-contradicting statements. Acknowledging a multi-racial society, yet declaring that a particular segment of society being marginalised is not of concern. He wants a harmonious and prosperous nation, yet believes such a goal can be achieved through the derision of others.
No wonder FN decided to remain anonymous.