Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Syed Hamid calls for action against those who leaked medical

reportby Tim

KUALA LUMPUR (July 29, 2008) : Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar today urged the medical fraternity to take stern action against a Myanmar doctor from Hospital Pusrawi or anyone responsible for "leaking" a medical report on Saiful Bukhari Azlan showing no evidence of sodomy.

Syed Hamid also lambasted Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for going around publishing the medical reports through the media.

"If he (Anwar) has new evidence, he should give them to the police," said Syed Hamid, after officiating at the International Conference on Representation of Islam and Muslims in the Media in PWTC.

He added that it was unethical for doctors to reveal medical reports of their patients.
Syed Hamid later said police can't rush into their investigations into allegations of sodomy by Anwar.

"They (police) have to do it meticulously. If we want to do justice, we have to do it meticulously. Have you ever seen in any country ... all evidence put forward before going to court?" he asked reporters.

His comments marked an about turn in the Home Minister's stand of the sodomy allegations.
On Sunday, he was quoted by Reuters as saying: "I always believe that in any criminal investigation, the earlier you wrap up the better it would be."

In the interview with Reuters, Syed Hamid reportedly said the authorities should wrap up investigations into the allegations against the de facto Pakatan Rakyat leader as soon as possible.

On another note, Syed Hamid said based on the law, police can't force Anwar to give his DNA sample.

"I will table a DNA Act in Parliament next month."

Syed Hamid later asked the public to allow police to conclude their investigations first. "Lets not make any assumptions."

The Minister also urged reporters to practice ethical reporting to stop confusing the public.

Anwar, 60, has dismissed allegations of sodomy by his former aide as a political conspiracy to thwart his plans to topple the current Barisan Nasional government.

Updated: 08:04PM Tue, 29 Jul 2008


And why our dear Home Minister asking the medical fraternity to take stern action against the doctor? He should praise him that he highlighted the truth and it will be the main evidence.

This is the 2nd time I see action being taken against a person who came up with evidence.

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