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Wong did the right thing to resign: Chua

KUALA LUMPUR, 17 Feb 2009: Bukit Lanjan state assemblyperson Elizabeth Wong has done the right thing by offering her resignation following her nude photographs controversy, MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek said.

The former Health Minister said he could understand what Wong had gone through in the last 48 hours, adding that she must remain strong.

“I can only say that she has my sympathy and support. I feel that she has done the right thing by offering to resign as exco and state representative and I fully agree that everyone has the right to privacy.

“Elizabeth Wong must stay strong and be brave to face the storm. This is not the end of the world,” he said in a statement posted on his blog, today.

“Finally, it’s your determination, honesty and hard work that will earn you  understanding, support and recognition,” he added.

Chua himself had resigned from all his government and political positions after he admitted to being the man videotaped in a sexual act that was being circulated in Johor in late 2007. 

He managed to make a political comeback during the party election in October last year after being elected as party deputy president. — Bernama

See also: PR blames BN over nude photos

                  PKR’s Elizabeth Wong resigns (updated 4.45pm)


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6 Responses to “Wong did the right thing to resign: Chua”

  1. D Lim says:

    In this era of videos and phone cameras, people must be very careful with what they do. I told my kids that photos taken today may be used tomorrow against them especially if they become famous! Such unfortunately is the state of morals in the real world. I think Elizabeth did the right thing by resigning for the party’s sake. My sympathies to her. Politics is a dirty game. We must remember that as politicians, their lives are subject to public scrutiny, and the more famous you are, the worse it is.

  2. Steven says:

    An immoral politician making comments on an innocent assemblywoman? Both may concern with invasion of privacy but there is no comparison between adultery and having your own pictures taken without consent!

  3. Sivin Kit says:

    Can the media please STOP equating Elizabeth Wong’s tragedy with other so called “sex scandals”?

    She has been wronged. Period.

    She should not be punished.

    The person who took the pictures, leaked the pictures, sold the pictures, the media who jumped on the pictures, politicians who used this incident for personal gain … they should be punished!

  4. DL says:

    Chua was right to resign as he committed adultery for having a mistress and it is a bad example to the people, so it is a shame to see him back. As for Eli, she’s just a victim, what wrong did she do?

    If this is the mind set of Chua, then does it mean all rape victims should start hiding at home?

  5. ck says:

    What are we thinking here? What wrong did Eli do?

    Did she ask to be photographed in the nude? No! She was not aware of it!

  6. Andrew I says:

    Two awe inspiring opinions. One from the current health minister who says we should live with eastern values and this.

    There must be something about this portfolio.

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