MCA Minister quits over scandal. Dr Chua Soi Lek, who turns 61 today xxx CORRECTION: Today is NOT Dr Chua's birthday. He turns 61 in May xxx has announced his resignation as Health Minister and MCA vice-president, shortly before the party's Emergency Presidential Meeting was to convene to discuss his involvement in a sex video.
This is the first time a Malaysian Cabinet minister is involved in a sex scandal on tape.
M-Star has the story HERE.
A bit about the man ... (taken from Hard-T):
Name: Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek
Date of birth: 2 May 1947
Place: Batu Pahat, Johor
Wife: Datin Seri Wong Sek Win
Sons/daughter: Chua Tee Joo, Chua Tee Yong, Chua Tee Ling
Post: Health Minister
Party post: MCA Vice President
Education Background :
Lim Poon Primary School 1954-1959
Batu Pahat High 1960-1965
Muar High School 1966-1967
University of Malaya 1968-1973 M.B.B.S.
Career Profile :
1973-1974 Houseman, Johor Bahru General Hospital, Johor.
1974-1976 Medical Officer, Batu Pahat District Hospital, Johor.
1976 Private Practitioner.
1986-2004 State Assemblyman for Penggaram, Johor.
Oct 1990 Member, Johor State Executive Council (EXCO - 1st term) Chairman, State Science, Technology and Human Resources Committee, Johor.
Jan 1992 Chairman, State Environment and Consumer Affairs Committee, Johor.
May 1995 Member, Johor State Executive Council (EXCO - 2nd term)
Chairman, Environment and Consumer Affairs Committee, Johor.
Dec 1999 Member, Johor State Executive Council (EXCO - 3rd term)
1999-2004 State Environment and Tourism Committee Chairman, Johor.
Mar 21, 2004 Member of Parliament for Labis, Johor.
Mar 27, 2004 Minister, Ministry of Health.
Political Party Affiliation and Involvement :
1982 MCA Head, MCA Zabedah Timur Branch, Johor.
1985 MCA Chairman, MCA Batu Pahat Division, Johor (returned unopposed in 1993 election)
1986 MCA Vice Chairman, MCA State Liaison Committee, Johor.
Aug 1993 MCA Deputy Chairman, Johor MCA.
1999-2002 MCA Member, MCA Central Committee.
Oct 2001 MCA Deputy Chairman, Johor MCA.
Jun 2002-2005 MCA Member, MCA Central Committee.
2002 MCA Chairman, MCA State Liaison Committee, Johor.
2003 MCA Chairman, Johor MCA.
Jun 2004 MCA Member, Party Disciplinary Board
May 2005 MCA Chief, Batu Pahat Division, Johor. (Won unopposed)
Aug 2005-2008 MCA Vice-President, MCA. (Chua polled 1,398 votes)
2005-2008 MCA Chairman, State Liaison Committee, Johor.
Aug 1986 BN/MCA Penggaram, State Constituency, Johor. Won with a majority of 3,990 votes against Gan Ah Liong of DAP.
Oct 1990 BN/MCA Penggaram, State Constituency, Johor. Won with a majority of 4,108 votes against Lim Hwah Beng of DAP.
Apr 1995 BN/MCA Penggaram, State Constituency, Johor. Won with a majority of 14,037 votes against Gan Teck Cheng of DAP.
Nov 29, 1999 BN/MCA Penggeram, State Constituency, Johor. Won with a majority of 13,460 votes against Gan Peck Cheng of DAP.
Mar 21, 2004 BN/MCA Labis, Parliamentary Constituency, Johor. Won with a majority of 10,729 votes against Tee Gey Yan of DAP.
1979 P.I.S No title Pingat Ibrahim Sultan, Johor.
1988 P.P.N. No title Pingat Pangkuan Negara, Agong.
1997 S.M.J. No title Setia Mahkota Johor,
1999 D.P.M.J Dato' Darjah Mahkota Johor Yang Amat Mulia Pangkat Kedua, Johor.
Nov 5, 2005 A Fellowship, No title by the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI).
Sep 16, 2006 S.P.D.K Datuk Seri Seri Panglima Darjah Kinabalu Panglima Sabah
Oct 2006 D.G.S.M Datuk Seri Darjah Gemilang Seri Melaka
1982-1968 Chairman, St. John Ambulance, Batu Pahat, Johor.
1983 Adviser, Parent Teachers' Association, Sekolah Rendah Jenis Kebangsaan (C) Cheng Siu 1 & 2.
1983 Adviser, Parent Teachers' Association, Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan (C) Ai Chun 1 & 2.
1986 Adviser, Chinese Teachers Association, Batu Pahat, Johor.
1986 Adviser, Tiong Hwa Association, Senggarang, Batu Pahat, Johor.
1987-1989 Chairman, Parent Teachers' Association, Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Montfort.
* Chairman, State Wild Elephant Relocation Taskforce, Johor.
* Deputy Chairman, Endau-Rompin Park Board.
* Chairman, Technical Committee, Endau-Rompin ParkBoard.
1990 Member of Government Meetings Council.
Nov 1992 President, Committee to coordinate efforts to enhance the skills of workers, Johor.
1999 Chairman, State Japanese Encephelitis (JE), Johor.
Sports Associations/Recreational Clubs:
1975 Ordinary Member, Golf Club.
1986 Adviser, Basketball Association, Batu Pahat, Johor.
1991 Chairman, Johor Volley Ball Association.
May 2004 President, The Malaysian Volleyball Association (MAVA).
Miscellaneous : - During his visit to Ireland, Dr Chua was conferred a fellowship by the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI), the first health minister ever from the region to receive such honour.