After the sex DVDs flooded the market in JB on Dec. 29, Datuk Seri Dr. Chua sought an audience with Pak Lah on Dec. 31.
I have no idea at all what transpired between the two. Consequently, on the New Year's day, Chua stunned the whole of Malaysia by admitting to it, saying he would leave his fate to PM and MCA's president.
Then the whole episode took a dramatic turn on Jan. 2 when Chua announced his resignation from all posts in the cabinet and party.
When the video clip was divulged to the public in an apparently calculated set-up, Soi Lek was confronted with two options.
Firstly, he could make an outright denial, claiming that it was a conspiracy using image planting to disgrace him.
Alternatively, he just made a straightforward admission.
Dr. Chua is an astute politician, knowing very well the high risks involved in taking the first option. No one could be positively sure what was up in the schemers' sleeve. Denying to it might end up in more disgraceful exit for him.
A clear-cut confession could earn him a chance.
But Datuk Seri Dr. Chua misjudged the degree of tolerance that our government has towards moral misconduct by the cabinet members. When he chose to admit, he was playing a game of chance which he lost shortly.