Ong Ka Ding appointed as Malaysia's acting health minister

2008-01-04 05:27:13 xinhuanet

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said Friday he had appointed Housing and Local Government Minister Ong Ka Ting as acting health minister.

Ong, who is also the president of the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA), was appointed to the post that fell vacant after Chua Soi Lek resigned, according to the Malaysian national news agency Bernama.

Chua was caught in a sex video with a woman friend, which was widely distributed in some parts of the country recently. Chua admitted the affairs on Tuesday and announced to quit as health minister as well as all posts he held in the MCA on Wednesday.

Chua was also a vice-president of the MCA before that. The MCA is the second largest party in the ruling coalition National Front.