Soi Lek says charges are another attempt to kill him off

By Syed Jaymal Zahiid, The Malaysian Insider

MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek faced his party’s disciplinary board today to answer charges related to his 2007 sex scandal, in what he described as “a second attempt to murder his political career.”

He said that the public was not interested in the current MCA conflict and the charges brought against him were preventing him from reviving the fortunes of the beleaguered party.

Despite the fact that the official complaint lodged by a Johor MCA member was withdrawn last week, the disciplinary board went ahead with today’s hearing.

Dr Chua, who had resigned as a minister and from all party posts last year after admitting to being caught on a secretly recorded footage showing him in bed with his mistress, won in the party elections last October as deputy president of MCA.

But the MCA is now in a tailspin again with Dr Chua and party president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat barely on speaking terms. Ong has, however, denied behind the decision to dredge up his deputy’s sex scandal.

Today, Dr Chua faced the disciplinary board together with his lawyer Cecil Abraham.

Abraham argued that since the complaint had been withdrawn the board could not sit as both the complainant and adjudicator. This was dismissed by the board.