KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 — Controversial sex blogger Alvin Tan has described himself as a fan of the sexual exploits of Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek, unexpectedly dredging up the MCA president’s unsavoury past when he was secretly filmed having sex with his mistress.
“I used to look up to Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek, sexually. Funny how things turned out,” Tan (picture)said in a posting on his Facebook page.
While Tan’s suggestion that he is a fan of Dr Chua is clearly tongue-in-cheek, it will be unwelcome news for the MCA president as he prepares for elections already handicapped by the fact that his party remains unpopular among the Chinese community.
In 2007, secretly recorded footage of Dr Chua having sex with his mistress in a hotel in Johor was leaked to the public.
He was subsequently forced to resign as health minister in early 2008 and was not selected as a Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate in elections that year.
But he made a comeback to take over as MCA president in 2010 after a prolonged period of infighting in the party.
Despite winning the party presidency Dr Chua has been unable to secure a Cabinet position, largely due to the negative perception surrounding his sex exploits.
Tan is the man at the centre of a controversy after he and his girlfriend posted in a joint blog photographs and videos of themselves having sex.
Tan is a National University of Singapore (NUS) law scholarship holder. After news broke of his joint blog with Vivian Lee, his girlfriend who is also from Malaysia, the university said it would investigate him based on disrepute charges. Tan will face his university’s disciplinary inquiry on October 31.
Last week, he publicised on a Singapore forum the link to his blog.
On the site “Sumptuous Erotica”, Tan and Lee said they loved posting details of their sex life on the web “for everyone to enjoy” and that they uploaded only self-made content.
The blog has since been taken down.
Tan moved to Singapore under the ASEAN scholarship in 2004 and attended Xinmin Secondary School and Raffles Junior College before he went to NUS.
In a separate posting on Facebook, Tan also hit out at his critics and pointed out that media outlets carrying his story were making profits at the expense of his girlfriend and him.
“Shame on me as a businessman. They’re making a fortune out of Vivian and me,” he said.