Cheong: Po­lice probe be­gins and my wife stands be­side me

The Star Malaysia - - Nation -

IPOH: Cheong Chee Khing, the po­lit­i­cal sec­re­tary to Hu­man Re­sources Min­is­ter M. Ku­lasegaran, said po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the spread of a vi­ral pho­to­graph of a man and a woman in a com­pro­mis­ing po­si­tion.

What mat­ters most to him is he has the trust of his wife.

Cheong said his wife of al­most 30 years was aware of the al­le­ga­tion link­ing him to the pho­to­graph.

“My wife knows this is all pol­i­tics and she trusts me fully,” he added.

He said a po­lice re­port was lodged over the mat­ter on Satur­day and his state­ment was recorded.

“Let the po­lice in­ves­ti­gate,” he said when con­tacted yes­ter­day.

Dis­miss­ing the post as pure fab­ri­ca­tion, Cheong said he would leave it to the po­lice to un­cover the truth.

Cheong al­leged that there was a con­spir­acy to dis­credit him ahead of the Perak DAP elec­tions on Oct 14.

For­merly the Ber­cham as­sem­bly­man, Cheong was dropped from de­fend­ing his state seat at the 14th gen­eral elec­tion in May.

It has been spec­u­lated that there are three fac­tions within Perak DAP.

One is led by state chair­man Nga Kor Ming, who is the Teluk In­tan MP and Au­long as­sem­bly­man.

The other is Nga’s cousin and state party ad­viser Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham, the Beruas MP and As­taka as­sem­bly­man.

An­other is pur­port­edly led by party na­tional vice-chair­man Ku­lasegaran and Kam­par MP Thomas Su.

Last week, in a Face­book post, writ­ten in both Chi­nese and Ba­hasa Malaysia, a woman claim­ing to be Cheong’s wife warned: “To­day, I want to re­mind all the women who want to come near my hus­band. He dares not and will not di­vorce me to be with you.

“For you all to know, many women have tried to wreck our fam­ily through­out our mar­riage. I am used to such a sit­u­a­tion.

“To all the women, do not hope that my hus­band will di­vorce me for you.”

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