Doctor tells court he found Saiful's anus healthy

By Reena Raj

KUALA LUMPUR: A doctor, the second defence witness in Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy trial, told the court on Tuesday that he had examined Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan on June 28, 2008 and found his anus healthy even though the plaintiff said he felt pain when passing motion.

Dr. Mohammad Osman Abdul Hamid was a medical officer in Pusat Rawatan Islam (PUSRAWI) at that time when Mohd Saiful came to the hospital complaining that he had a pain in his anus when passing motion.

Mohammad Osman said, he carried out an examination on Mohd Saiful using a protoscope and found the anus was healthy.

After the examination, Mohammad Osman said, Mohd Saiful told him that he had been sodomised by a VIP and plastic had been inserted in his anus.

Mohammad Osman disagreed when Solicitor-General II Datuk Mohd Yusof Zainal Abiden suggested that the information about the insertion of plastic in Saiful's anus was added to the medical report later.

The third defence witness, Associate Professor David Lawrence Noel Wells from Melbourne, Australia, then took the stand.