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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]

Hospital Pusrawi Doctor: Words Were Added To His Statement

The Electric New Paper, Singapore

THREE visits from police officers made me fear for my safety and that of my family.

That is reason given by the doctor who examined alleged sodomy victim Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan on why he decided to leave Malaysia.

In a six-page statutory declaration made on 1 Aug, Dr Mohamed Osman Abdul Hamid said: ‘The seemingly constant and unending police investigation and being aware of the high-profile nature of the case has disturbed me tremendously and I become worried for my safety and that of my family.

‘Approximately one week after the third visit by the police, I decided to apply for leave and left Malaysia with my family,’ he said.

Mr Mohd Saiful first visited the Pusrawi Hospital and later another hospital before filing a police report accusing Parti Keadilan Rakyat leader Anwar Ibrahim of sodomising him.

Dr Mohd Osman had said in his medical report that he did not find evidence of sodomy. The report was leaked to the press.

WORDS ADDED TO DR. MOHAMED’S STATEMENT

He also said in his declaration that words and paragraphs were added to the statement he gave the police.

He said that in July 2008, his statement was recorded by ASP Rosmi Mat Derus from the Brickfields criminal investigation department.

The police officer wrote down about 10 pages of details in Malay, reported news website Malaysiakini.

He was then given a copy to sign.

The doctor, who is from Myanmar, said he did not understand most of what was written in the statement as he is not proficient in Malay.

The following week, the same officer returned with a typed statement in Bahasa Malaysia for him to read and sign, reported The Star newspaper.

However, Dr Mohd Osman said certain facts that were not discussed in the previous meeting had been introduced in the typed statement, namely Mr Anwar’s name.

‘I also pointed out to him that certain facts which had not been discussed in the previous meeting were introduced in the typed statements.

‘The fact I queried was why the name of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim appeared in several paragraphs when it was never brought up during the first interview. Nor did the patient ever confide in me the identity of the alleged perpetrator. [more]

Police investigating doctor’s SD

thestar.com.my, Lourdes Charles

KUALA LUMPUR: Police are investigating the Statutory Declaration (SD) allegedly made by Dr Mohamed Osman Abdul Hamid, the doctor from the private hospital that treated Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, as there are several contradictions and errors in it.

Criminal Investigations Department director Commissioner Datuk Mohd Bakri Zinin said police were concerned about the contradictions and errors and were currently verifying the authenticity of the SD.

“Our investigations commenced soon after an article under the heading ‘What the IGP and AG do not know yet’ was published on Thursday in the news portal Malaysia Today that contained a copy of the SD purportedly made by Dr Osman of Hospital Pusrawi.

“We are not at liberty at this stage to disclose further information as the said doctor is a witness in the upcoming trial of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim who has been charged with sodomy.

We strongly believe that the article was intended solely to skew public perception and undermine the police ” he said in a statement.

In his statutory declaration dated Aug 1, Dr Mohamed Osman Abdul Hamid @ Than Aung, reiterated that he stood by “his findings”. [more]

Please click here to read the article.

PRESS STATEMENT – Pakatan Rakyat will secure fundamental liberties

08 August 2008, Petaling Jaya

I promise that under a Pakatan Rakyat government Malaysians will never again be subjected to such gross abuse of executive power as we are again witnessing today.  Arbitrary arrest and detention, frivolous investigation and malicious prosecutions shall be a thing of the past. Police officers and prosecutors who launch conspiracies to defame and humiliate the innocent will be severely punished.  The use of police powers as well the office of the Attorney General to persecute political opponents will be criminalized so as to ensure a healthy and vibrant democracy where dissent is not only tolerated but nurtured.In this regard every Malaysian’s fundamental liberties will be treated as sacrosanct and safeguarded by a truly independent judiciary guided by principles of utmost integrity and an adherence to the spirit of the federal constitution.

The politically motivated trial launched against me will, Insha’Allah, be the last of its kind. No Malaysian will suffer from this cruel injustice ever again.

Yesterday’s events confirm my innocence from the charges that recently surfaced.  The medical report and statutory declaration by Dr. Osman Abdul Hamid of the Pusrawi Hospital that surfaced on Thursday shatter lingering doubts as to whether the alleged act ever took place.   Dr. Osman’s statement also confirms what we have already stated regarding deplorable actions by the police to fabricate evidence in a manner identical to the manipulation of my case in 1998.   Anything short of a thorough investigation into the mishandling of this investigation would further tarnish the credibility of the police.

The doctor’s personal safety is a matter of deep concern to us.  Material witnesses in high-profile cases in Malaysia have gone missing in the past such as the PI Balasubramanian.  I applaud those brave individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to freedom and justice by coming forward with important evidence, and call upon the authorities to ensure their protection.

Yesterday in court we learned that the prosecution’s case has, in a manner similar to the botched trials of 1998, shape-shifted from a charge of assault to one of a consensual act.  The conspiracy launched against me in the final week of June 2008 is falling apart.  There is a hasty attempt by some to patch up glaring holes in the complainant’s testimony.  This will certainly fail given the preponderance of evidence confirming my innocence.

The Prime Minister has actively involved himself in this matter in an attempt to derail the process of transformational change in Malaysia and stave off his own political demise.   But in soiling his hands with this sordid matter he has deepened the crisis within his own administration. His most ardent supporters among the Malays have also expressed their disgust with the matter.  Furthermore Prime Minister Badawi now faces investigation by the Anti Corruption Agency for his involvement in corruption and money politics. 

The shadow of corruption and mismanagement of the economy darkens the legacy of his Premiership.  Prime Minister Badawi has still offered no convincing explanation over the huge profits reaped by his family in the Oil For Food scandal at the expense of dying Iraqis. 

I advise those around him to leave the sinking ship of his leadership while there is still a chance to do so. 

Pakatan Rakyat’s reform agenda is firmly back on track and the New Dawn for Malaysia is well within reach.  We will mount a unified campaign to win in Permatang Pauh with a solid majority encompassing that constituency’s diverse population.  I look forward to entering Parliament on August 27th with the support of my friends in the coalition.

ANWAR IBRAHIM

 

 

 

 8hb OGOS 2008, PETALING JAYA, MALAYSIA
 
Saya berjanji sebuah kerajaan yang diperintah Pakatan Rakyat, rakyat Malaysia tidak perlu lagi takut kepada penahanan dan perbicaraan yang wewenang. Pegawai polis dan pendakwaraya yang berkonspirasi untuk memfitnah dan memalukan orang yang tidak bersalah akan dihukum. Setiap rakyat Malaysia pasti akan mendapat perbicaraan yang adil, di mana seseorang itu tidak bersalah selagi adanya bukti yang jelas untuk membuktikan sebaliknya. Penggunaan kuasa polis dan Peguam Negara untuk menghukum musuh politik akan diharamkan bagi memastikan demokrasi yang sihat, di mana sebarang perbezaan pendapat bukan sahaja di benarkan malah digalakkan.Dengan ini setiap hak rakyat Malaysia akan dianggap sebagai suci dan akan dilindungi oleh kehakiman yang bebas dipandui oleh prinsip-prinsip yang selari dengan semangat Perlembagaan Persekutuan.
 
Perbicaraan bermotifkan politik yang dibuat ke atas saya, dengan izin Allah merupakan yang terakhir.

Apa yang berlaku semalam membuktikan saya sememangnya tidak bersalah dari sebarang pertuduhan yang muncul baru-baru ini. Laporan perubatan dan akuan bersumpah oleh Dr Osman yang muncul pada hari Khamis seharusnya menghilangkan sebarang keraguan dan pertanyaan yang masih timbul samada kejadian itu berlaku ataupun tidak. Kenyataan Dr Osman juga mengesahkan apa yang kami nyatakan sebelum ini berkenaan usaha memualkan pihak polis untuk memalsukan bukti di dalam kes ini, dengan cara yang sama di dalam memanipulasikan kes saya pada tahun 1998. Kredibiliti pihak polis pasti rosak dengan tiadanya penyiasatan yang teliti terhadap wujudnya salah tata urus penyiasatan kes saya.

Keselamatan doktor tersebut ternyata menjadi kebimbangan kami. Saksi utama kes berprofil tinggi di Malaysia sering hilang pada masa lalu seperti PI Balasubramaniam. Saya memuji individu-individu berani yang mempamirkan komitmen mereka kepada kebebasan dan keadilan dengan melangkah ke hadapan membawa bukti penting. Saya mahu pihak berkuasa memastikan keselamatan mereka.

Semalam di mahkamah, kita sedar kejelikan kes yang dibawa oleh pihak pendakwaraya ternyata mempunyai persamaan dengan kegagalan perbicaraan 1998, pendakwaan sudah pun bertukar dari aksi yang memaksa kepada aksi sukarela. Ini semua terjadi kerana konspirasi yang  dicipta pada minggu terakhir bulan Jun sudah mulai retak dan berkecai. Ada usaha yang terburu-buru dari pihak polis untuk menutup sebarang kelemahan pengakuan petuduh. Usaha mereka pastinya gagal kerana bukti yang ada sangat jelas menunjukkan sebaliknya serta adanya rakyat Malaysia yang berani ke hadapan untuk membuktikan bahawa saya tidak bersalah.
 
Perdana Menteri telah secara cuai melibatkan dirinya dengan kes ini, dalam usaha untuk menggagalkan sebarang proses perubahan di Malaysia dan untuk menghindari kejatuhan kareer politik beliau. Penglibatan beliau dalam kes ini pasti mengakibatkan krisis tenat di dalam pentadbirannya. Penyokong kuat beliau di kalangan orang Melayu sendiri mulai muak dengan perkara ini. Tambahan lagi Perdana Menteri Abdullah Badawi sedang berhadapan dengan penyiasatan Badan Pencegah Rasuah berkenaan penglibatan beliau di dalam korupsi dan politik wang.

Bayangan korupsi dan salah urus ekonomi menjadi legasi pentadbiran beliau. Perdana Menteri Abdullah masih gagal memberikan sebarang penjelasan yang meyakinkan berkenaan keuntungan besar yang diraih oleh keluarga beliau hasil dari penglibatan keluarga beliau dalam skandal Minyak untuk Makanan yang melibatkan rakyat Iraq yang terdesak dan di ambang kematian.

Saya menasihati mereka di sekeliling beliau untuk menjauhi bahtera kepimpinan beliau yang bakal tenggelam itu selagi mereka mempunyai peluang.
 
Agenda Reform Pakatan Rakyat  kembali ke landasan yang tepat dan Harapan Baru untuk Malaysia sudah semakin dekat. Kami akan memastikan kempen yang bersepadu untuk memenangi Parlimen Permatang Pauh dengan majoriti besar meliputi penduduk yang pelbagai latar dan etnik dari kawasan tersebut. Saya berhasrat untuk memasuki  Parlimen pada 27hb Ogos 2008 dengan sokongan rakan-rakan saya di dalam pakatan sebagai pemimpin mereka yang baru.

ANWAR IBRAHIM

 

Saiful thankful Anwar finally brought to justice

The Star.com.my

PETALING JAYA: Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan is thankful to Allah that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will finally be brought to face justice.

His lawyer Zamri Idrus said in a statement that Mohd Saiful, who was Anwar’s former aide, would give full co-operation to ensure that the judicial court process ran smoothly.

“Mohd Saiful also hopes that all Malaysians will pray that the legal process is carried out smoothly so the truth can be proven in a just manner,” he said yesterday.

Zamri also said he would hold a watching brief for Mohd Saiful today.

In another development, the doctor (Mohamed Osman Abdul Hamid) who examined Mohd Saiful has failed to report for work after going on leave and cannot be contacted, said Hospital Pusrawi. [more]