Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Health Minister in S3x Tape Scandal

Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek and his wife, Datin Seri Wong Sek Hin, in a 2002 file picture. Wong has issued a statement forgiving that her husband has the support of his family, adding that Chua has not shirked his responsibilities y as a husband and father.
But he's not resigning.

Sex tape not made by me, says health ministerLABIS: Health Minister and MCA vice-president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek has admitted that he was the person caught on video having sex with a woman, copies of which have been widely distributed in Johor and elsewhere.
"I am the man in the tape," he said at a press conference held at the MCA Labis Service Centre yesterday. Dr Chua was composed during the 12-minute press conference, which was also attended by some 200 leaders and members from his MCA Labis division.

He repeatedly apologised to Malaysians, colleagues and supporters for the indiscretion, and thanked them "for their concern and support through phone calls and SMSes".
He said he had also apologised to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, his deputy Datuk Seri Najib Razak and MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting.
However, he said he would not quit his government and party positions.Ong said he had noted Dr Chua's statement and would convene an emergency presidential meeting today."It is an important matter for the party leadership to discuss," he said.
Reading a prepared statement, Dr Chua described the woman in the DVD as "a friend". He did not elaborate and said he did not know when the recording was made.
"I would like to emphasise that I did not make the tape myself.
"Who has done this and why it was done is obvious. Who made this tape is not important any more," he said, suggesting that it was his political enemies who were behind it.
"What is most important is that my family, wife and children have accepted my apology." He appealed to the media to give his family space "during this difficult time".
Fielding questions after reading the statement, Dr Chua said he would consider lodging a police report on the DVD although the police had already started investigations.