Early life[ edit ] He was born in Batu Pahat , Johor. He was trained in psychology and practised psychiatry before entering politics. Chua set up his medical practice in after serving as a medical officer at the Batu Pahat Hospital. He sold the clinic in to pursue a full-time career in politics with MCA.
One of their sons, Chua Tee Yong replace him as member of parliament for Labis. He continued to serve Penggaram for 18 years through four consecutive state elections. Later, he became a Johor state government executive councillor. In the general election , he contested for the Labis parliamentary seat under the Barisan Nasional coalition and claimed victory.
He held several prominent posts throughout his later career. The two DVDs were distributed anonymously in Muar and other towns in Johor show Dr Chua having sex with a young woman, described by him as a "personal friend. Some grassroots leaders and former top leaders including Dr Chua, demanded the President, Ong Ka Ting , step down to take responsibility.
He returned to active politics in the second half of and won the Batu Pahat Division chairman post uncontested. This was seen as a move to isolate Dr Chua politically.
However, some central committee members, led by Liow Tiong Lai , previously aligned with Ong, demanded fresh elections.
With the resignation of two-thirds of the central committee, fresh elections were to be held as per the party constitution. In the three-cornered fight, Chua emerged victorious while incumbent Tee Keat finished in third place.
The first debate continued with another public debate, labelled as Debate 2. Both debates generated tremendous public and media interest. In the general election in , it won 15 parliamentary and 32 state seats. Chua said MCA remained adamant in not accepting any government post at both state and federal level, following its dismal performance in the just-concluded 13th General Election.