Like every other person, Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek is not a paragon of virture. But he's definitely a man of honesty, a person who must be admired for his quickness of mind and surefootness of action.
A day after admitting that he was the person caught on video for his sexual indiscretions, the former Health Minister resigned from his Government post and all party positions in the MCA. Lesser individuals, and politicians, would probably try to weave their way out of trouble and seek to maintain their innocence.
No one is an angel, and Dr Chua is no exception. But the manner in which he publicly admitted his indiscretion, and subsequently announced his resignation in a dignified and controlled manner, speaks volume of the man's conduct.
Of greater significance in the whole episode is the extent which Dr Chua's enemies had gone to get their man. This must be fully investigated, both to bring the culprits to answer for their misdeed, and to establish who is the mastermind behind this gross invasion of privacy.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Haji Ahmad Badawi is spared the embarassment of having have to sack his senior Cabinet member, but only so. Pak Lah may have to do a 360 degree check on his remaining Cabinet colleagues to see if there's any more skeletons in the cupboard.
If one is to believe the grapevine, there could be a few more, given the length and breadth of the country. How many more of these offenders are serving the people? Will we ever know? Will they be able to pull wool over their bosses' eyes, again that is?