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Doctor: No evidence of sodomy

Asiaone

KUALA LUMPUR – The doctor who examined Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan after the latter had lodged a police report alleging he had been sodomised by Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has resurfaced to “set the record straight.”

Pusrawi Hospital’s Dr Mohamed Osman Abdul Hamid, reaffirmed statements he had made in a statutory declaration he had filed on June 28, saying that he had found no evidence of sodomy in his examination.

“I am standing by the SD that I have made. There have been a lot of media statements that have put me in a bad light both professionally and personally.

“Please be assured that I had merely done my job as a doctor. I am not involved in politics and I will always tell the truth,” Dr Mohamed Osman said at a press conference Thursday. He was accompanied by his lawyers M. Puravalen and Yusri Kamarudin at the Bar Council in Leboh Pasar Besar here.

His statutory declaration was leaked to Malaysia Today and published in the news portal on July 28, after which the Myanmar national took one month’s leave from the hospital and apparently fled the country.

The doctor said he has no knowledge of how his medical examination report on Mohd Saiful, who has alleged that he was sodomised by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, was circulated to the media and Internet.

“I don’t know how the information got out and I don’t know Mohd Saiful in a personal capacity.’ [more]

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Police Harassment: Raid on Raja Petra Kamaruddin’s house

The Star on line

KUALA LUMPUR: Police raided the house of Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamaruddin in connection with a statutory declaration (SD) signed by a Hospital Pusrawi doctor.

A posting on the news portal said the police came to the house in Bukit Rahman Putra, Sungai Buloh, at 8am and were acting in relation to the sodomy allegation against PKR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

“The police said they were looking for documents and any evidence related to the SD signed by Dr Mohamed Osman Abdul Hamid @ Than Aung of Hospital Pusrawi. [more]

Key Witness in Anwar Ibrahim Trial Still Missing

The New Straits Times Online

KUALA LUMPUR: Dr Mohamed Osman Abdul Hamid has been absent without leave (AWOL) from Hospital Pusrawi since last month.

Hospital Pusrawi general manager Wan Mahmud Wan Yaakob said the doctor had not reported back to work.

Dr Mohamed Osman, a Myanmar national, is believed to have gone back to his country after he was questioned by police in connection with the Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim sodomy case.

Wan Mahmud said he was aware of Dr Mohamed Osman’s statutory declaration but refused to comment on it.

“Let’s leave it to the police.”

In a previous press conference, Wan Mahmud said Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan had sought treatment for stomach ache and constipation. [more]

Malaysia hospital says doctor in Anwar case unqualified

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – A private Malaysian doctor who examined a former aide to opposition figure Anwar Ibrahim following allegations of sodomy was not qualified to conduct such a check, his employer said on Wednesday.

Private hospital Pusrawi said Saiful Bukhari Azlan, who alleged that he was sodomized by Anwar, had turned up at its facility complaining of a pain in his anus.

But the doctor who inspected him was a general practitioner and not a specialist, Kamaruddin Ahmad, the hospital’s medical director said.

“A sodomy check-up must be by a specialist, not a medical officer,” Kamaruddin told reporters. “He is not qualified to make any conclusions.”

Anwar had produced a copy of the Pusrawi report on Tuesday which he said showed that Saiful had not been sodomized, citing it as proof that the accusation by his former aide was a political plot to ruin him and scuttle the opposition’s rise. [more]

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Please also read “No sodomy-related examination conducted on Saiful“.

Hospital: Anwar sodomy case report ‘looks genuine’

Associated Press

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: A medical report that appeared to prove Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s innocence in a sodomy case “looks genuine,” an official said Wednesday.

Anwar was accused last month of sodomizing his male aide, who filed a police complaint after being examined at two hospitals, first at the Pusrawi Hospital and then at the government’s Kuala Lumpur General Hospital.

Anwar — who has consistently denied this sodomy allegation, the second against him in a decade — says he is a victim of a political conspiracy by the government to stop him from seizing power.

On Tuesday, Anwar cited a purported Pusrawi Hospital medical report, published by several news portals on the Internet, in which the doctor who examined the 23-year-old aide wrote he found no evidence of sodomy. The hospital confirmed Wednesday the report was authentic.

“It looks genuine,” said Kamaruddin Ahmad, the medical director of the partly government-owned Pusrawi Hospital. But he told reporters that a sodomy examination must be done by a specialist. [more]

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Were the Anwar Sodomy Charges Faked?

Jed Yoong, Asia Sentinel
28 July 2008

A medical report (see posting below on this blog) surfaces saying the male aide who filed charges against the opposition leader wasn’t molested.

The doctor who examined a 23-year-old male aide allegedly sodomized by Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim found no evidence of tearing or scarring that would indicate penetration, according to a medical report leaked to local journalists.

If the document is genuine, it can be expected to raise further suspicions of complicity on the part of top government leaders in attempting to destroy Anwar politically. The charges against Anwar, filed by the youth on June 28, could end the opposition politician’s political career and put him back behind bars, where he had spent six years from 1999 on similar charges, which human rights organizations across the world condemned as trumped up. Sodomy is a crime punishable by up to 20 years imprisonment and caning

Anwar was arrested two weeks after the youth filed the complaint and was jailed overnight on July 15 after police, some wearing balaclava masks, descended on his home, a move that sent Anwar’s supporters into the streets around the police station where he was being held. He refused at that time to give a DNA specimen, charging that it could be misused.

According the medical report, which allegedly was filed at Hospital Pusrawi Sdn Bhd on Jalan Tun Razak in Kuala Lumpur, the aide, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, was examined by Dr Mohamed Osman on June 28 at 2 pm. After he had gone to the hospital to complain about pain he said he was suffering in his anus, he allegedly told hospital personnel that he had been assaulted by a “very important person.”

After Dr Mohamad refused to write a report that Saiful had been sodomized, according to Malaysia Today, the doctor suggested that the youth obtain another diagnosis at a government hospital. Doctors at that hospital also refused to confirm a diagnosis of sodomy, according to the publication, although it did not name the doctors.

Nonetheless, Malaysia Today reported, Saiful filed the report of assault at a nearby police kiosk four hours later.

After Mohamad Osman made the report indicating no sexual assault had taken place, police picked up the doctor and detained him for three days to attempt to persuade him to change his diagnosis, according to Malaysia Today. The doctor, the publication said, has since gone into hiding with his family.

In a telephone interview with Asia Sentinel, Deputy Inspector General of Police Ismail Omar confirmed that Dr Mohamad had been questioned, but said he had never been detained.

Attempts to reach hospital officials were unsuccessful. They were said to be in a meeting. However, although the medical report could not be independently verified, a senior Pusrawi Hospital official told the Internet publication Malaysiakini this morning that the hospital had launched an internal investigation on how Saiful’s medical report was leaked, which is widely considered as a major infringement of patient privacy.

When Malaysiakini showed the official a copy of the report, he refused to return it but he didn’t describe it as fake, saying, “It’s our document.” [more]

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