Article posted at: Malaysiakini
Beh Lih Yi and P Tarani | Jul 28, 08 1:36pm
It is believed that Saiful went to two different hospitals on June 28 - the day he lodged the police report claiming that he was sodomised by his ex-boss.
He first went to Hospital Pusrawi (Pusat Rawatan Islam) in Jalan Tun Razak - a government-linked Islamic medical institution - at about 2pm.
According to a copy of the medical report obtained by malaysiakini yesterday, Saiful went to the hospital complaining of 'tenesmus' - a medical term for difficulty and pain in passing motion.
He was examined by Dr Mohamed Osman Abdul Hamid, the medical officer on duty.
The doctor said that the patient had alleged he was assaulted by the intrusion of a piece of "plastic" in the anus.
Mohamed Osman, according to his medical report which was recorded at 2.14pm, found "zero active bleeding", "zero ulcer or pus", "zero tear and scar" in Saiful's anus.
He also stated that Saiful appeared "alert", "comfortable", "not pale" and did not show any fever symptoms.
A senior Pusrawi official told malaysiakini this morning that the hospital had launched an internal investigation on how Saiful's medical report was leaked.
When malaysiakini showed him a copy of the report, he refused to return it saying, "It's our document."
Mohamed Osman, in his report's concluding remarks, advised Saiful to go to a government hospital so as "to rule out" assault and sodomy.
At 6pm on that day, Saiful went to Hospital Kuala Lumpur for his second medical examination. He subsequently lodged a report against Anwar at the police beat at the hospital.
According to an expert who has dealt with rape and sodomy cases, the victim must provide a second medical examination in a government hospital.
She said the court will only accept evidence from a government hospital but the first medical examination must collaborate with the second report, otherwise this could be challenged during the trial.
"From the report, the doctor had failed to find any evidence to support the patient's complaint. That was why he asked the patient to go to a government hospital to conclusively rule out assault or sodomy," said the expert who requested anonymity.
The doctor was said to be under tremendous stress as a result of the police interrogation and was advised by the hospital to take leave.
A check at the emergency unit where Mohamed Osman is attached revealed that he has taken leave since last week.
Apparently, it was reported at Malaysia-Today's blog that the medical doctor was lockup for 3 days by the police for "interrogation purpose".
Raja Petra's Malaysia-Today alleged that the doctor was directed to re-write his medical report to affirm that there were something that can relate the anus trespassing but the doctor refused to write a new daVinci Code.
The police then picked up the doctor and detained him for three days. As much as they tried to force him to change his report to implicate Anwar he refused to do so.
Until today, the doctor stands by his report ... He knows he is going to be made to pay for this but he doesn’t care. He is not going to change his report ...
... he [Dr Mohamed Osman Abdul Hamid] has now taken his entire family and has gone into hiding because the police are looking for him and they want him to change his medical report.
(Reference Article from Malaysia-Today: Doctor on the run: police want him to fabricate evidence against Anwar and How, yet again, they are trying to fabricate evidence against Anwar)
Maybe, this is the reason that the police need some new DNA samples which the old samples cannot do. However, Prime Minister Pak Lah said the old DNA samples from Anwar had expired and thus a new sample is needed to collaborate and demystify.
Some people said this new scientific findings was discovered when our scientist conducted various tests at the International Space Station of which the results of the tests indicate that there is a high probability that DNA samples can expire over time if not properly utilized and stored.
However, the American and Russian scientists have yet to concur with the research findings and thus they could not confirm this hypothesis neither could they dispute the validity.
It is sad to note that American and Russian scientists have slackened and are far behind our Malaysian scientists in their medical research. We hope that the Americans will work hard to catch up with our progress; otherwise, they will face a drop in their International Rating and may rank below us.