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. His admission came hours after the local Star newspaper said two DVDs, showing a man resembling a senior politician and a woman engaging in various sexual acts, were being widely distributed in the state. Chua, who is married, said he did not make the DVDs, which the Star said were closed-circuit recordings in a hotel room. What is most important is that my family, wife and children have accepted my apology.
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Tan Sri Datuk Seri Dr. He held the post of Minister of Health from until He was born in Batu Pahat , Johor. He was trained in psychology and practised psychiatry before entering politics. Chua set up his medical practice in after serving as a medical officer at the Batu Pahat Hospital. He sold the clinic in to pursue a full-time career in politics with MCA. One of their sons, Chua Tee Yong replace him as member of parliament for Labis.
CNN -- Malaysia's health minister has resigned after being caught on videotape having sex with a female friend the country's national news agency said Wednesday. A day earlier, Health Minister Chua Soi Lek acknowledged that he was the man in a widely-circulated DVD that showed a couple engaged in sex in a hotel room. At the time, the year-old also added that he would not resign from his post or his party, the Malaysian Chinese Association, which is part of the ruling National Front coalition. But news agency Bernama said Wednesday that Chua had resigned from both the post and the party, and his departure was effective immediately.
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.