Beh Lih Yi
Jul 28, 2008
|The medical report which concluded that Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan was not sodomised proves that PKR leader Anwar Ibrahim is innocent, said his wife today.
“It’s a confirmation that it’s a conspiracy all along as this report goes to prove Anwar’s innocence,” PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail told Malaysiakini.
In view of this, the opposition leader urged the police to investigate why there is an attempt to defame her husband instead of probing the sodomy allegation.
Anwar could not be reached for comments but he is expected to hold a press conference at the PKR headquarters in Kuala Lumpur tomorrow morning.
The former deputy premier has maintained that he was innocent of the sodomy allegation – a charge reminiscent of what happened a decade ago when he was thrown out of government and into jail.
Conflicting medical reports
The medical report – where the examining doctor found no evidence of sodomy – was issued four hours before Saiful, who was Anwar’s former aide, lodged a police report on June 28 that he was sodomised by the opposition stalwart.
It is believed that Saiful went to two different hospitals that day.
He first went to Hospital Pusrawi (Pusat Rawatan Islam) in Jalan Tun Razak – a government-linked Islamic medical institution – at about 2pm.
According to a copy of the two-page medical report obtained by Malaysiakini yesterday, Saiful went to the hospital complaining of ‘tenesmus’ – a medical term for difficulty and pain in passing motion.
He was examined by Dr Mohamed Osman Abdul Hamid, the medical officer on duty.
The doctor said that the patient had alleged he was assaulted by the intrusion of a piece of “plastic” in the anus.
Mohamed Osman, according to his medical report which was recorded at 2.14pm, found “zero active bleeding”, “zero ulcer or pus”, “zero tear and scar” in Saiful’s anus.
In his concluding remarks, the doctor advised Saiful to go to a government hospital so as “to rule out” assault and sodomy.
At 6pm, Saiful went to Hospital Kuala Lumpur for his second medical examination. He subsequently lodged a report against Anwar at the police beat in the hospital premises.
Hospital Pusrawi is carrying out an internal investigation on how Saiful’s medical report was leaked.
Saiful could not be reached for comment despite numerous attempts.