Malaysiakini reported that Dr Mohamed Osman Abdul Hamid who had examined Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan just hours before he lodged a police report is standing by his medical report that the former aide to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was not sodomised. - Doc stands by 'no sodomy' findings.
In a statutory declaration dated Aug 1, Dr Mohamed Osman Abdul Hamid @ Than Aung, reiterated that he stood by 'his findings'.
Dr Mohamed Osman also said he had no knowledge of how his medical examination report on Mohd Saiful was circulated to the media and Internet.
As reported by Malaysiakini
“In his six-page statutory declaration, Mohd Osman laid out his medical credentials of 30 years and described how he first encountered Saiful. [See statutory declaration in full]
“He was initially attended to by another female doctor but subsequently referred to me as the patient requested to be examined by a male doctor.
“Through my experience, I have encountered many similar complaints and I therefore proceeded with the appropriate examination on the patient,” said the doctor.
He proceeded to conduct a rectal examination and recording his findings in“I also pointed out to him that certain facts which has not been discussed in the previous meeting were introduced in the typed statements.
’s “standard medical examination folder”. Pusrawi Hospital
The following widespread circulation of the report in verbatim - in the press and the Internet - shocked Mohd Osman.
He said that he only knew of the leaked medical report after he had gone on leave. According to hospital authorities, Mohd Osman has been on leave since mid-July.
“I would like also to stress that I have no knowledge of the person responsible for leaking the report to any third party.”
Police recorded statements twice
In his statutory declaration, Mohd Osman also recounted three visits by two police officers from two different police districts - to record his statement.
He said that in July 2008, his statement was recorded by one ASP Rosmi Mat Derus from the Brickfields criminal investigation department (CID).
Mohd Osman explained that ASP Rosmi wrote down about nine or 10 pages of statements in Bahasa
and produced a printed copy the following week for his signature. Malaysia
The doctor, who is from
Burma, admitted he did not understand most of what was written in the statement as he is not proficient in Bahasa . Malaysia
When confronted with the printed copy, Mohd Osman had to make amendments with the policeman’s assistance.
“The facts I queried was why the name of Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim appeared in several paragraphs when it was never brought up during the first interview, neither did the patient ever confide in me the identity of the alleged perpetrator.
“He (ASP Rosmi) replied that Anwar is the accused and I already by then knew Anwar was the accused after reading the newspaper,” he added.
Mohd Osman said that he had hesitated to sign the printed statement, but had done so “as I did not want to have any issues with the police”.
Left country with family
Mohd Osman described that a week later, one DSP Choo from the Dang Wangi CID also recorded his statement.
“She asked me to explain, all over again, and I complied by explaining everything that I knew in detail the whole procedures in relations to the examination on the patient,” he said.
“At the onset of the interview, she impressed upon me that I will be charged if I refuse to cooperate with the police.
“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
with my family,” he said. Malaysia
He was scheduled to resume his duties at
on Aug 1 - incidentally the day he signed the statutory declaration - but cannot be contacted and has gone missing. Pusrawi Hospital
“I think he is afraid to return to duty,” said
medical director Dr Kamaruddin Ahmad, according to mStar online yesterday. Pusrawi Hospital