Here's the Bernama story:
MCA Vice-President Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek has resigned as Health Minister, and from all party posts as well as MP for Labis, with immediate effect.
Full story here.
I was at the Lake Club in KL having coffee (apres le dejeuner) with Rocky when we met a couple of media friends.
I told them that they are having a field day with ready page one stories, in reference to Chua Soi Lek and the sex video scandal.
They smiled knowingly.
One of those things about newspaperism. Making "great" stories from other people's pain, misery and misfortune. To be fair -- other people's joy, happiness and fortune too.
Before I could say anything, my friend said: "He has resigned."
"What? Ahead of the presidential meeting?", I asked.
"Yes...he's calling for a media conference in a while to announce his decision. The MCA emergency meeting is at 5pm," my friend replied.
I don't know whether to be surprised by Chua's turnaround. In a way, I kind of expected him to do that.
Rocky wondered aloud at this change in Chua's decision.
"Oh...well....another page one, huh?" I remarked.
If you ask me, I think it is the right decision. Besides it will save the MCA leadership further problem and complication with regards to his position in the party. Saves the party further embarrassment. Also, saves the Prime Minister the problem of having to announce his sacking from his Cabinet post. Because, frankly, I don't see the PM having a choice in this.
I wish Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek all the best. I know this is a real fix-up job to really do him in. Political intrigue. Not exclusive to the MCA, let me tell you.
I think he knows who is/are behind all this.
And Dr Chua -- have a word with the hotel management!