Chua Soi Lek’s sexual tryst in Batu Pahat was filmed by his enemies in the MCA: Why is that not a surprise?

16 June 2019


Now, I hold a candle for Chua Soi Lek


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COMMENT | In his recent book, Dr Chua Soi Lek detailed how his misadventure in a Batu Bahat hotel 12 years ago was secretly filmed by his enemies in MCA.

In politics, your worst enemies are the ones from within, the Brutuses inside your own party, not those you are wary of outside. In Chua’s case, this is most glaring. The former MCA president and health minister was stabbed in the back by his own party people.

FRANCIS PAUL SIAH heads the Movement for Change, Sarawak (MoCS) and can be reached at

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Tan Sri Datuk Seri Dr. Chua Soi Lek; born 2 January 1947, also known as Chua Kin Seng, is a Chinese Malaysian politician from the state of Johor. He is the 9th President of the Malaysian Chinese Association, a major component party in Barisan Nasional coalition. Wikipedia



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.

The vocal former health minister said he had “nothing to hide” when it came to the sex video scandal.

He said those who didn’t like him would always talk about the video but he stressed that he was now living a happy life and was not bothered about what his detractors said about him.

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.

He said “I made a mistake, I never hid it, I admitted it, I apologised and I paid for it.”

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