While Yee Jun Xian's original letter to Today newspaper was a nice work of sarcasm, it was interesting how the newspaper has decided to edit out the sarcastic portions, unintentionally making the letter an awesome work of reductio ad absurdum.
It does put Jun Xian in a less-than-positive light since the edited letter portrayed him as a narrow-minded, dogmatic individual, probably guilty of the God-complex.
But I think Jun Xian has achieved his more than just original objective through the publication of the letter. The almost nut-case, redneck sort of argument 'Writers write. Teachers teach. Opposition MPs oppose. The logic is simple and irrefutable.' drives home the absurdity of People's Association's argument as well as the fundamental paradigm about the role of our opposition that has been perpetuated by the ruling party all these while.
To a large extent, Today editors probably did a good thing. It's just up to readers' intelligence to read between the lines and take in the message.