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. On Tuesday, Chua, 61, admitted 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 has turned into a high-profile embarrassment for Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who brought Chua into the cabinet in Chua said he was resigning immediately as health minister, as a member of Parliament and as vice president of the Malaysian Chinese Association, the No. On Tuesday, Chua had said he would not quit his cabinet post despite concerns that the scandal would provide political ammunition for opposition groups, which often raise allegations of government immorality and misconduct. His about-face appeared to be aimed at helping the government contain any political fallout prior to the general elections that are widely expected by midyear.
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Selangor police chief Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar said investigations began recently after two copies of the video clip, showing Chua in intimate positions with a woman, were found in a mailbox of a house in Kelana Jaya. The houseowner lodged a police report on Feb 13 and police are investigating the case for carnal intercourse against the order of nature and distribution and possession of material containing pornographic elements. Dr Chua arrived at the Petaling Jaya district police station here at 11am and left an hour later after having his statement recorded. He said there were some people out there who still wanted to tarnish his name and scare him with such tactics. When the clip first surfaced in January last year, Dr Chua resigned from all party and government posts.
In politics, your worst enemies are the ones from within, the Brutuses inside your own party, not those you are wary of outside. The former MCA president and health minister was stabbed in the back by his own party people. Tan Sri Datuk Seri Dr. Former MCA president Dr Chua Soi Lek has not been shy about addressing his extramarital affairs 10 years ago in his autobiography, which is slated to be released on Sunday. Revisiting the scandal during an interview, he said he had no regret in admitting he was the person in the covertly-taped video as the incident did not taint his political career in the long term.
Tan Sri Datuk Seri Dr. He held the post of Minister of Health from until He was born in Batu Pahat , Johor.