MCA headed for fierce split as sex tape scandal resurfaces

By Leslie Lau, The Malaysian Insider

The MCA is set to go into a tailspin again as its deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek was recently issued a notice to appear before the party disciplinary board over his 2007 sex DVD scandal.

The Malaysian Insider understands that Dr Chua was issued a notice to appear before the disciplinary board on Aug 4 to answer charges of bringing disrepute to the party more than 1½ years after DVDs were circulated of a sexual tryst he had with his mistress.

In late 2007, the DVDs, which were believed to be of secret recordings by unknown parties of Dr Chua and his partner engaged in sexual acts, were circulated in the MCA man’s home state of Johor.

By early 2008, Dr Chua admitted to being the man in the DVD and resigned as the health minister and party vice-president after accusing political rivals in MCA of being behind the recordings.

Now, he is being hauled up again on the same charges.

The Malaysian Insider has learned that the MCA disciplinary board’s notice to Dr Chua has been brought to the attention of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who is also Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman.

MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat, who is barely on speaking terms with his deputy, is understood to have told the BN chairman that he has no knowledge of the notice.

The Malaysian Insider understands that Najib had hit the roof when he found out about the decision to dredge up the sex scandal.