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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Starting the year off with a bang...

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Update @ 1841hrs Jan 2nd: Datuk Seri Dr. Chua Soi Lek has tendered his resignation from his post as Minister of Health, as well as all posts held in his political party, MCA. He also has resigned as MP for Labis, in the state of Johor, where he is was the MCA Head. This was reported by Malaysiakini earlier this afternoon. Walski reckons this is probably the most honorable thing to do, under the circumstances. Chua is not the first high-profile politician in Malaysia to get caught with his pants down, and certainly won't be the last. With "getting caught" being the operative words... apparently the video was taken some two years ago (according to Malaysiakini), but only recently started to surface big time in his home state of Johor.

Original Post:
The Big Bang theory - supposedly how the universe was created, describing an immense explosion of matter that continues to expand even to this day.

Well, it appears that Malaysia started the year off with another kind of big bang - a sex-scandal kind of bang, involving the Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Chua Soi Lek, who is also the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA)'s Vice President (hat-tip: Rocky's Bru). The stuff that big-bang headlines are made of.

clipped from Bernama

"I am the man in the tape," said Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek, the Health Minister and MCA vice-president, as he admitted to be the person captured on a videotapewhile engaging in sexual acts with a woman friend.

But despite his admission of guilt over the matter, Dr Chua stressed that he would not resign from his government and party positions.

"I serve at the pleasure of the prime minister," he said. "I will not allow (other) people to jeopardise or obstruct my duties."

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Well, quite frankly, Walski is not surprised that he didn't just go ahead and resign... you know, on the basis of this nebulous thing called integrity. Had something similar happen in Japan, the person implicated would have resigned his post as minister with immediate effect. But not in Malaysia, though.

Integrity is something that the current BN-led Pak Lah administration talks about all the time. But putting it to practice is another matter altogether. Well, it's left to be seen what Pak Lah decides to do in this case, since the Minister in question has admitted that he was the one in the video. Must've been some romp, for Dr. Chua to actually own up to it.

Walski hasn't actually seen the DVD(s) in question, since mature porn isn't exactly his cup of tea. But Walski has a bigger, longer and (presumably) uncut question in mind...
(it's really a health issue, and more, in the full post)

Image taken from Hard-T, hosting by PhotobucketSince the guy is, after all, the Health Minister - did he practice safe sex? Or was it a raunchy-rodeo, bare-back ride for the both of 'em?

Here's Walski's position on this - it appears that Dr. Chua's wife has accepted his apology for his sexual escapade (via Hard-T), and so Walski has no issue with the whole affair (pun intended) having taken place, video and all. But if Dr. Chua had his romp without a condom, then he's setting a terrible example as Health Minister - in which case, Dr. Chua better tender his goodbye papers.

It's as simple as that.

Walski is in no position to judge him on any moral grounds about the scandal, per se. But hey... if the Ministry of Health is into promoting safe sex, as a means of preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS, among other things, then at the very least, the yang ber-horny-mat minister should definitely know better. Don't you think so? Leadership by example, and all that...

So, if anyone has watched the DVD, or owns a copy - watch it closely, again, and see if the old man is wearing a rubber. Then let Walski know...

As for the integrity bit that Walski mentioned earlier - well, nothing surprises Walski anymore these days. And in all likelihood, a holy smokescreen will soon be put into place, starting with a witch hunt of the party responsible for taking the video, diverting any attention to the actual misconduct - especially if the said misconduct took place without protection.

And this other report, also from Hard-T, indicates that Walski's guess may be spot-on (focus your attention on what the IGP had to say).

Oh, well... this is Malaysia, after all... truly asinine.