KUALA LUMPUR, July 28 — Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s supporters said today a leaked medical report that states his accuser was not sodomised, backs his claim of innocence but police have dismissed the report as sabotage and meant to confuse the public.
Anwar himself has not commented on the medical report exposed by Malaysia Today’s editor Raja Petra Kamarudin, who claimed that Dr Mohamed Osman Abdul Hamid from Hospital Pusrawi found no signs that Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan had any injuries consistent with sodomy in a June 28 medical report hours before the male aide complained of sexual assault.
But Anwar’s wife, Parliamentary Opposition leader Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail joined party supporters to say the medical report proved there was a conspiracy against him, similar to his followers’ claim of a conspiracy a decade ago that cost Anwar a chance to be prime minister.
PKR secretary-general Salehuddin Hashim said the leaked medical report confirm the party’s stand that the allegations against their de facto party chief are “without merit and politically motivated”. He added that it further erodes public confidence in the police investigations into this case.
“Why has this medical report surfaced only today, over one month after the allegations were made, after Anwar spent a night in jail, and after the police have spent so much time and money on this case?” Salehuddin asked in a press statement issued this evening.
“There should be a complete disclosure of the “facts” of this case to the public. Anything less will further diminish the public’s trust in the institutions of governance and in particular, the integrity of the office of the Inspector-General of Police,” he added.
He also noted the reports that Dr Mohamed Osman had been interrogated by the police for three days and that, as a result, the doctor and his family have since gone into hiding. “Every assurance must be given for his safety and protection,” Salehuddin said.
Wan Azizah told the Malaysiakini news portal that police should investigate the attempt to defame her husband instead of continuing investigations into the sodomy allegation.
“It’s a confirmation that it’s a conspiracy all along as this report goes to prove Anwar’s innocence,” said the PKR president.
Anwar’s lawyer Sankara Nair told The Malaysian Insider that the legal team will discuss the latest developments while Hospital Pusrawi is keeping silent on the matter. According to the medical report from the hospital, Dr Mohamed Osman had told Saiful to go to a government hospital for a second opinion.
PKR released the medical report to the media after it first appeared in the Malaysia Today news portal. [more]
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Please also read the article on Malaysia kini entitled “Doctor: No evidence of Sodomy“.
According to Raja Petra Kamarudin
Dr Mohamed Osman examined Saiful but found no evidence that he had been sodomised, either by Anwar Ibrahim or anyone else for that matter. The doctor’s report (which can be viewed below) says that there is zero (0) skin tearing, zero (0) active bleeding, zero (0) traces of pus, etc., which basically means he can’t be suffering from a pain in the anus as what he alleges.The doctor’s diagnosis is that he rules out or TRO (to rule out) assault (sodomised). In short: Mohd Saiful Bukhari Bin Azlan is not suffering any pain in the anus and neither was he assaulted or sodomised in the anus.Saiful then said he would like to make a police report so Dr Mohamed Osman suggested he go for a second medical examination at a government hospital. Saiful did so and the doctor at the government hospital also came out with the same diagnosis. Nevertheless, Saiful still made his police report at the pondok police in the hospital.