Jan 4, Jakarta Post

(Kuala Lumpur, AP) Malaysia's health minister resigned Wednesday after admitting he and a female friend were the couple in a secretly filmed sex video that has severely embarrassed the government.

A one-hour DVD recording circulated anonymously last week showed Health Minister Chua Soi Lek, a married man with three children, performing sexual acts with the woman in a hotel room.

On Tuesday, Chua, 61, admitted he was the man in the video and described the woman as a "personal friend." He refused to elaborate.

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