Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today refuted an allegation by the opposition that he had prevented Thai forensic expert Dr Pornthip Rojanasunand from conducting a second post-mortem on security guard C. Sugumar, who was allegedly beaten to death by the police.
“It is not true... these are all fairy tales. Don’t listen to it. Not at all,” Bernama quoted him as telling reporters after opening the Perak Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) here.
Najib (picture) said this in response to news portal reports which quoted PKR lawyer N. Surendran as saying that Najib had communicated with Thai Prime Minister Yingluck to stop Dr Pornthip from conducting the post-mortem on Sugumar.
Surendran claimed that as a result of that, the Thai government decided that Dr Pornthip should not conduct the post-mortem so as not to undermine relations between the two countries.
Najib has ordered a forensic report on Sugumar after the 39-year-old’s death was raised at a Cabinet meeting.
Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai was directed to oversee the forensic report after MIC president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel, who is also a minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, had raised the security guard’s death during the Cabinet meeting.
Several witnesses who saw Sugumar collapse on a street near his home in Batu 12, Hulu Langat on January 23 have accused the policemen who arrested him of beating up the man, together with the help of a mob, after he was handcuffed.
The police have denied the allegations, pointing out that the initial post-mortem by Serdang Hospital showed that Sugumar had died of a heart attack.
Sugumar’s death joins a list of other alleged police killings like the custodial deaths of Chang Chin Te earlier this year as well as A. Kugan and R. Gunasegaran in 2009; the deadly police shooting of 14-year-old schoolboy Aminulrasyid Amzah in 2010; and various other fatal police shootings in the past two years
that;s all he has to say as usual... ALL LIES.
you are not credible to us lah. always no evidence to back and you dare not sue.
Najib! What type of 1Malaysia PM you are? A grieving family is still grieving for son's death and want justice to be done and you have the authority is doing nothing at all?! What if your son is such a situation?
In GE 13 voters will rise up to get rid of your evil devil BN/UMNO regime committing all sort of wrongdoings thinking that nothing can be done against your wrongdoings?
May GOD bless PR to wins BIG in GE 13 to clean up all tainted government agencies and bring all crooks into jail for committing crimes!