KUALA LUMPUR, 4 Sept 2008: After going “missing” for two months, the doctor who conducted a preliminary examination on Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, who has accused Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim of sodomy, has reappeared to explain his disappearance.
Dr Muhammad Osman Abdul Hamid of Pusrawi Hospital said he had not run away nor was he threatened, but he took leave from 25 July to “reduce pressure and find peace of mind”.
“I was facing tremendous pressure as some media had portrayed me as being unprofessional,” he told a press conference today.
Flanked by lawyers Yusri Kamarudin and M Puravalen, Dr Muhammad Osman said he felt pressured when asked three times by police to assist in their investigation.
The Myanmar-born doctor said he was not involved with any political parties and regarded Saiful as a normal patient and did not know about the sodomy claim that involved Anwar.
“I became sad and angry when the medical report on Mohd Saiful was spread on the Internet,” he said.
Dr Muhammad Osman, who only started work at the hospital on 7 Jan, said he was not responsible for spreading the medical report and did not know how this happened.
His lawyer Yusri said they would cooperate fully with the police in their investigation.
Dr Muhammad Osman conducted an examination on Saiful on 28 June after the latter complained of stomach ache and pain in the anus, but found no evidence of Saiful being sodomised. — Bernama