In their police report later, the medical officers, who said they were hiding in an adjoining room, said they were shocked to see a pool of Kugan's blood on the mortuary floor.
This, the report said, indicated that wounds on Kugan's body could have been inflicted after his death.
The New Straits Times learnt that police had completed their investigation into the incident at the Serdang Hospital mortuary which they had classified as fabricating false evidence with intent to procure conviction of a capital offence.
The charge carries a jail term of up to 20 years and fine.
(And just a reminder. We have seen a video clip where the door is opened and the mortuary personnel is gesticulating for the "mob" to come in, thus dispelling forced entry. And of course those who were hiding next door could be charged for complicity to cover up. Dang, the net will bring in quite a group.)
Health Ministry denies hiding Kugan post mortem findings (Update)
By AUDREY EDWARDS
PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry has never hid the facts and findings of a post-mortem conducted on A. Kugan, the detainee who died in custody.
Director-general Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican said the Ministry confirmed that the
There was also no indication that the forensic pathologist was hiding any fact over the post-mortem, he said.
He added post-mortem report had been given to Kugan’s family.
“It is unfair for any party to make wild accusations in this case as the
He added an independent inquiry on the post-mortem reports conducted by
The outcome of the investigation would be made public, he added.
I used to have some respect for this DG of MOH. Now, I really don't know. I know these top-cats are under great pressure. But I always remember my parents telling me: Tell the truth, and shame the devil. Tall order?
It is a cardinal rule in media relations that one should just say what is necessary and notthing more that could implicate one's organization. If I was in the PR department, I would delete paras 2, 3, and 5 in the press release, unless it was prepared by some other non-PR agency! NO?