- her article is to highlight issues relevant to the debate over Section 377A;
- the cogency of her arguments stand independent of the personal views of the reader; and
- the Government will "address and resolve" all legal and policy issues "in due course", presumably in the context of the upcoming Penal Code amendments.
She finished off by stating:
"Kindly refrain from making personal or professional statements against me. It is both unprofessional and unbecoming."
I would have reproduced the full letter on this blog, except that I have not received any response from the writer to my request for her consent to post it here. (The letter is technically copyrighted work belonging to her and reproduction here may or may not constitute a fair dealing of the copyright work, so I just decided to avoid that altogether.)
"Asst Prof Lee,
I stand by my posting. I believe it is justified and/or fair comment. I suppose we disagree on that.
On a related note, would you consent to the letter being published on my blog?"
As I said, I've not received any response. I'll leave it to my readers to judge for themselves the cogency of her arguments, and whether my statements are justified/fair independent of my personal views.