Malaysia's health minister resigned Wednesday, over a widely circulated sex tape, Reuters says. Health Minister Chua Soi Lek, who has apologized after two DVDs showing him engaging in sexual acts with an unidentified woman hit the streets, said he was certain Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi would accept his resignation. The scandal is the latest in a series of problems plaguing Abdullah's government, which has been widely expected to call a snap election in the coming weeks.
When I told Datuk Seri Dr. Chua Soi Lek at the National Christmas Day Open House in Kota Kinabalu last Saturday, informing him that I had to leave early because my sister, Kit Hwa, 82, had passed away in our mutual hometown Batu Pahat, none of us knew that would be our last encounter as political leaders — or that in the next four days, he would be at the vortex of a political maelstrom ending with the demise of the fastest-rising star in the MCA political firmament. Many questions surround the sudden demise of Chua Soi Lek as the fastest-rising star in recent MCA history, as he appeared to be quite unstoppable until he captures the top prize in the MCA as its President despite many powerful obstacles in his path.
A Malaysian minister admitted he was featured in a widely circulated sex video, triggering a fresh scandal that could deeply embarrass the government ahead of snap elections. Health Minister Chua Soi Lek said he has apologised to the prime minister and other party leaders over the scandal, but added that he would not resign from the cabinet. The girl is a personal friend," the year-old Chua said in a statement released at a news conference in his home state of Johor bordering Singapore.
Yes, being a proud Malaysian, I have my fair share of piracy content streaming around the net. But then unfortunately and fortunately, the media has managed to control the damage and covered most of the videos distributed. However, I believe that if there's a way, there's a will that if one wish to seek these videos on the net, it is not entirely impossible.
Malaysiakini Yoursay. Leaving aside PM Najib Razak's Boy Scout attributes in the whole affair, this exaltation appears to be quite in order with sundry lawyers and the attorney-general AG himself holding that despite Chua's admission of participation, he could "even win" should he choose to sue anyone accusing him of being in the sex tape. What a delightful combination - the movie star, the PM, and the AG.
A one-hour DVD recording circulated anonymously last week showed Health Minister Chua Soi Lek, a married man with three children, performing sexual acts with the woman in a hotel room. Chua, 61, acknowledged Tuesday he was the man in the video, and described the woman as a "personal friend. The former physician has risen fast in the government in recent years, but the scandal turned into a high-profile embarrassment for Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who brought Chua into the Cabinet in
I have received complaints about this. She wears gloves when she shakes hands. Many however are of the view that Chua has forfeited his right to speak on subjects related to morality or religion, and question the silence from UMNO leaders.
Malaysia's Health Minister Chua Soi Lek pauses during a news conference announcing his resignation at his office in Putrajaya January 2, Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said he had accepted the resignation of Health Minister Chua Soi Lek, who apologized after two lengthy DVDs hit the streets showing him engaging in sexual acts with an unidentified woman. Abdullah, a devout Muslim, won a record mandate in polls on a pledge to clean up the government and fight corruption. Chua, a father of three, said he did not make the DVDs.
Tan Sri Datuk Seri Dr. He held the post of Minister of Health from until He was born in Batu PahatJohor.