PUTRAJAYA, 26 Feb 2009: MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat is frustrated with his deputy, Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek constantly blaming him for the latter’s involvement in a sex scandal.
“Last year, he blamed my predecessor (Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting) and now, he blames me.
“He (Dr Chua) blames the media for playing up the issue (scandal),” the transport minister told reporters after attending a Christmas and Chinese New Year open house organised by his ministry today.
Chua, the former health minister, resigned from all political posts when a sex DVD involving him, surfaced in January 2008.
Currently, after receiving a copy of the sex DVD , the police are investigating him for allegedly engaging in oral sex.
In the party elections in October last year, Dr Chua made a political comeback after winning the deputy president’s post.
On his relationship with Chua, Ong said their personal relationship was not the issue.
What was important was the team and team work, he said.
Ong believed that whatever problem there was would not cause a rift in the party as he enjoyed a good working relationship with other team members.
The party president said, when other team members extended good cooperation to him (Ong), they were being labelled as the “president’s men” by certain quarters in the party. — Bernama