UPDATE @5pm: Game Over! for Chua Soi Lek. I am wondering though, why UMNO-owned NST and MCA-owned Star reported this story with such front-page fervour. In my opinion, these broadsheets are dreadfully partisan. But partisan to whom? Chua's enemies within these BN parties perhaps? Who stands to gain from Chua's now-imminent ouster?
Chua Soi Lek admits he was the man in video
By : NST NEWS DESK
MCA Vice President and Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek admitted during a press conference in Labis, Johor, this afternoon that he was the man captured on tape engaging sex with a young woman.
I am the one in the sex DVD, says ChuaORIGINAL POST @12.30am:
Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek admitted he is the politician in the sex DVD circulating in Johor. In a press conference here Tuesday, Dr Chua said the girl is his “personal friend”.
He apologised to the Malaysian public, supporters and his colleagues. He said he did not make the tape himself.
Dr Chua said he will not resign over the sex DVD. He will leave that up to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to decide.
Hmmm... just who is he? Let's look at the hints in the media:
1. He is a national level MCA leader from Johor
The MCA chief has declined to comment on a sex video scandal which surfaced in Johor two days ago that allegedly involves a national leader from the state. - Malaysiakini2. He is a MCA Minister from Johor
A minister has been linked to a sex scandal following the emergence of a DVD showing a couple in a bedroom romp.So... national level MCA leader AND minister from Johor. How many of those do we have?
The man in the digital video disc is said to resemble a senior MCA politician from Johor. - NST
There are 4 ministers from MCA in the current cabinet (MCA website):
1. Ministry of Housing and Local Government - Ong Ka Ting (MP Tg Piai, Johor)So, there's Ong Ka Ting and Chua Soi Lek, both ministers who are also MPs from Johor.
2. Ministry of Human Resource - Fong Chan Onn (MP Alor Gajah, Melaka)
3. Ministry of Transport - Chan Kong Choy (MP Selayang, Selangor)
4. Ministry of Health - Chua Soi Lek (MP Labis, Johor)
But let's have a look at their state affiliations by virtue of their concurrent positions as State Liaison Committee Chairmen (ie. State MCA Chiefs) according to MCA's website:
State Liaison Committee ChairmenSo... who do you reckon now, is the MCA minister from Johor who's being implicated by the media in the DVD sex scandal? I leave you to put 2 and 2 together yourself.
Chua Soi Lek
Fong Chan Onn
Ong Ka Ting
Chan Kong Choy
Meanwhile, Screenshots reckons the current MCA Minister of Health is in trouble, but doesn't elaborate why:
The portfolio of Minister of Health is traditionally reserved for MCA.In any case, it's half past midnight.
However, past records show whoever that occupies the seat will come to the end of the road in politics.
Lee Kim Sai and Chua Jui Meng are indisputable examples who are still alive. Whereas, Dr Ng Kam Poh (1969), and Chan Siang Sun (1989) were older testimonies of similar fate, cast in stone.
Only Chong Hon Nyan managed to break the chain in 1984, when he retired as a short-stint Transport Minister after serving as the Minister of Health.
Let's see if Chua Soi Lek can break the curse this time.
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