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Soi Lek: I'm top on MCA 'hit list' Print E-mail
Monday, 12 May 2008

The Sun
by Tan Yi Liang


PETALING JAYA (May 12, 2008): Former Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek claimed today that he has been targeted to be politically "killed off" by the MCA leadership.

He claimed he had come to discover that his name is at the top of a hit list of MCA leaders that a "secret committee" has compiled to finish off politically.

Chua told a press conference today that he learnt he was included in the "list" because he was "one of many identified by the secret group as a person who did not support the MCA leadership, and had to be wiped out of MCA".

According to Chua, this was revealed from testimony before a three-man committee led by Tan Sri Dr Sak Cheng Lum with Tan Sri Michael Chen and Roger Tan as members, which is currently holding an inquiry into the existence of the "secret committee".

"There was a hearing before this committee today and people with evidence went to the hearing in Wisma MCA, and that is how I came to know that my name was first on the list of people who were identified to be removed from MCA," he said.

"Other people were also mentioned, and the unfortunate thing is, that this list is true. Most of the people mentioned are out of circulation," said Chua.

"I urge the MCA leadership to thoroughly investigate the existence of this secret group, because today it has become the topic of much conversation within MCA."

Chua said since last June or July, wherever he went, he was asked why such a group existed within MCA "to plot the downfall of certain leaders".

"I am worried that if the MCA leaders merely deny the allegations, no one will be convinced, and this will affect the image of the party and support for the MCA leadership," said Chua, adding that a climate of suspicion within the party would be created if the allegations were merely denied.

Chua said there had been much speculation that this group was behind the DVD which destroyed his political career earlier this year.

On Jan 1, Chua was forced to publicly admit he was the person featured in a set of sex DVDs being circulated in Johor which featured him having sex with a woman in a hotel room.

He subsequently resigned from all posts, including his positions as Labis MP, MCA vice-president and Health Minister.

Chua refused to identify members of the group by name, but he went on to give clues as to the members of the group, whom he claimed comprised an MCA minister, deputy minister and a former leader of the youth movement.

Replying to a question, he said he will not pursue legal action against the group, but is willing to step forward to testify in the inquiry, "and tell all I know".

Meanwhile, asked if he intends to contest against MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting, Chua said: "That question is like another DVD. I will announce it when the time is right."

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