Cowardly attack on prince

PUBLISHED : Friday, 29 July, 1994, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 29 July, 1994, 12:00am

PETE Alex, of Kowloon (letter headlined, ''Charles unfit to be King'', South China Morning Post, July 27), is certainly full of presumptuous opinions.

Let us all be thankful that most of what he has to say takes the form of his opinions.

He is entitled to those.

When he branches out, however, and claims these opinions as facts, he should be brought to order.

He apparently knows that Prince Charles does not care for the environment, and that he lacks good manners.

We must take his word that the demolishing of old buildings is beneficial and that energy efficient structures (whatever they are) are preferable! Not likely! He complains that HRH gets his kicks from shooting wildlife, horrors, who doesn't? He has committed adultery, horrors, who hasn't? Not being satisfied with that, the dastardly Prince, after soaking the taxpayer, to keep him in a manner to which he is accustomed, then screws some of the unfortunates by bunging up their rent.

In his very strange last sentence, what is Pete Alex suggesting? Is it sedition, or regicide? A pity he does not appear to have the courage to tell us.

A pity, too, he does not live under a dictator; his rantings, if we ever heard them, wouldn't last long.

We must be grateful that we live in a society that by and large accepts Pete Alex's peccant peccadilloes for what they are - a cowardly attack on a person who cannot answer back.

JOHN DORAN Causeway Bay