Ridhuan Tee claims got death threats after being labelled ‘traitor’ to Chinese
(MMO) – Accused of being “more Malay than the Malays” and a “traitor” to the Chinese race, controversial columnist Ridhuan Tee Abdullah claimed today to have received death threats over his essays.
The Chinese Muslim convert alleged to have been persistently attacked for his writing for speaking out against the hypocrisy of the “ultra kiasu” — a label he regularly bestows on the ethnic Chinese and on DAP leaders — and defending the rights of Muslims and Malays in the country.
“I will continue to be labelled as being more Malay than the Malays so that the Chinese hate and view me as a traitor. Until some spat and gave me sharp stares when we meet. Likewise death threats. Not impossible I’ll be shot. I pray to Allah over this fate,” he said in his column published in Malay daily Sinar Harian.
Earlier in his column titled Sandiwara anak Malaysia ultra kiasu (The drama of the ultra kiasu child of Malaysia), the Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin lecturer rained criticism on a ethnic Chinese female opposition politician whom he did not name, accusing her of racial mischief while registering her child’s birth with the National Registration Department (NRD).
He noted that the woman politician had written down “child of Malaysia” in the race column for her child and kicked up a fuss when it was rejected by the NRD, only to back down and fill in the ethnicity of the child’s father who is Indian but continued to make noise about the issue.
Tee compared and contrasted the situation with his own personal family experience, saying he had registered his children as Chinese based on his own race even though his wife is Malay.
“Who is the hypocrite here? That’s how cunning they are,” he said.