Thursday, March 5, 2009

KUGAN'S DEATH: What The Pathologist Discovered

Dr Prashant N. Samberkar, the pathologist from the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre, declared that, based on the post-mortem, Kugan was beaten so badly his tissues broke down and his kidneys failed.

By Raja Petra Kamarudin | NO HOLDS BARRED

The second post-mortem performed on A. Kugan shows he died from being repeatedly beaten. The post-mortem, which was conducted by Dr Prashant N. Samberkar, a pathologist attached to the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC), also shows that Kugan had multiple burn marks. These V-shaped burn marks are believed to have been caused by a hot iron.

The post-mortem also found 42 other marks, burns and contusions from the sole of his feet right up to his head. Dr Prashant declared that, based on the post-mortem, Kugan was beaten so badly his tissues broke down and his kidneys failed.

Dr Prashant also found that Kugan had suffered haemorrhaging in his trachea, chest, spleen, stomach, the back of his neck and spine, and there were also signs of haemorrhaging in his heart. The soles of his feet had many bruises caused by beatings and he also suffered blunt trauma to his skull.

[View Dr Prashant's 12-page post-mortem report here.]

{Graphics courtesy of Knights Templar)

Courtesy of, 3 March 2009


Selangor CPO Khalid Abu Bakar, IGP Musa Hassan & Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Martin Jalleh reports from under a raintree in Ipoh

(Pic courtesy of Knights Templar)


(MJ reporting from the site where history was created)

I have never felt so proud of being a son of Perak than today. It was an historic and unforgettable moment. It was a moment made up of heroic courage accompanied by an unending chorus of “Hidup Perak.” It was a moment when Perakians could hold their heads high and know that there is hope.

For once “Malaysia Boleh” meant something very significant to me. What took place happened in Bolehland! In the midst of the crowd there was a placard which read: “The Whole World is Watching.” Yes, the whole world saw how the people of Perak and their leaders refused to bow, bend and buckle under Najib’s nefarious tricks and Umno’s manipulative maneuverings.

The whole world saw how a brave bunch of State Assemblypersons refused to be bribed, bought over, bullied or budge and how they are ready to face the possible consequences of their bravery in standing up to the powers-that-be who brazenly and shamelessly robbed the people of their State Government.

Today, Mohd Nizar Jamaluddin was voted and confirmed unanimously in a motion of confidence the true and legitimate Menteri Besar of Perak by the Perak State Assembly. This took place in an “emergency sitting” held under a raintree and an open sky – in the approving and affirming presence of the people.

It was an “emergency sitting” in every sense of the word. Locked out of the state secretariat and wanting to avoid any untoward incidents with some 30 thuggish men (Umno supporters?), the Pakatan Aduns made their way to a vacant lot some 200 meters from the state secretariat.

For a moment it seemed that the Pakatan leadership was unsure of what was the next course of action. A hush-hush discussion transpired after which to everyone’s surprise the Speaker announced that the emergency sitting would be held at the vacant spot under a raintree! Even the Aduns themselves seemed surprised! Nizar would later explain the sitting under the tree was done according to the “doctrine of necessity”!

As the Speaker and the Aduns took their place, there were whispers amongst the large crowd gathered, of the venue being the perfect place to hold a State Assembly sitting. A man standing next to me said that it was his first time attending a State Assembly sitting and they should have more of such assemblies which the public can easily attend!

A lady quipped: “You see how transparent PR is. We even hold a State Assembly sitting out in the open! We have nothing to hide. It is an open fact that Nizar is the legitimate MB and the PR State Government is that voted in by the majority of the people.”

The Speaker was in his full official regalia. The PR Aduns stood before him. Pakatan officials and security volunteers formed a ring around them. The sea of people surged closer encircling the two groups to witness the serious, solemn and significant event.

It was truly a touching and hilarious moment when the Speaker asked the Aduns to voice out and to provide a show of hands whether they agreed to the motion of confidence in Nizar being the legitimate MB, the crowd very spontaneously and spiritedly shouted “Setuju!” The Aduns then smilingly explained to the crowd that only the Aduns are to responsd.

Some who were not familiar with the formalities of a State Assembly sitting felt strongly that they were very much part of the assembly and had the right to express their confidence in their MB! Two other motions were passed - one calling for the dissolution of the assembly to pave the way for fresh state elections, and the other, the adoption of the suspension of Perak Mentri Besar Zambry Abdul Kadir and six Exco councillors he appointed.

An Adun, when supporting one of the motions, began by speaking of an “institutional crisis” in Perak and in the country. He then corrected himself and mentioned “constitutional crisis”. He was right in the first instance - the country’s institutions are breaking down!

This has been so well highlighted by Bar Council president Ambiga Sreenevasan: “Our institutions, that is the courts, the police, etc., are being tested and we can judge for ourselves whether they are acting independently or not... It is so obvious they are not.”

She lamented that the tragic events in the state “shows a total breakdown in relation to the structures and sanctity of the legislature. It shows a violation of the role of the Speaker and an intrusion into the processes of the legislative assembly. The Speaker, much like the status of the Attorney General, should also be seen as an institution in its own right.”

The police who were supposed to be impartial ignored the instructions of the Speaker. They displayed an intimidating presence. Ipoh OCPD Azisman Alias insisted there would be no negotiations, causing State DAP chief and senior exco member under the PR government Ngeh Koo Ham to remark: "It is a very sad day. We have descended into a police state."

Lim Kit Siang shares a similar concern: “Today, the doctrine of separation of powers has suffered another grievous blow with the powers and privileges of the legislature in Perak, attacked by the executive, both federal and state, which is also seeking to invoke unprecedented judicial interference with the legislature.”

In spite of the disturbing trends the courage displayed by the MB, Speaker and the Aduns of PR offer the people much hope. History will remember how a Perak State Assembly was forced to hold a sitting under a raintree during which the Speaker and the Assemblypersons literally stood up for the justice and the truth and against the might of those who are willing to stoop so low in their political subterfuge and scheming.

Martin Jalleh
3 March 2009

[Images courtesy of Malaysiakini]

Tengku Razaleigh: Stop the illegality in Perak

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Bodysnatching Nazis on the prowl

Seems like a large number of bodysnatched humans of all colors and creeds operating in Malaysia under the aegis of Barisan Najis.

What about subhumans like Anselm Fernandes (the DPP instructed to give RPK a hard time by applying to transfer his case from the Magistrate to the Sessions Court)?

Or Tonny Lunggan from the Brickfields Balai Polis, who supposedly investigated the Altantuya murder (but conveniently forgot to question Musa Safri, Rosmah Mansor & Najib Razak) and later helped to "disappear" P.I. Balasubramaniam?

What about Augustine Paul, for that matter? Still creeping around in judge's costume, doing the bidding of his political masters. Then, of course, we have the unsavory likes of Tun Majid Hamzah, assigned as chief prosecutor in the Altantuya case, who has done everything in his power to thwart the course of justice, in collaboration with one of the weakest judges in recent memory, Zaki Md Yasin?

Even royalty has no immunity against contamination by the Barisan Najis, as evidenced by the melodramatic power-grab in Perak that began right after Chinese New Year.

This, people, is the power of Barisan Najis. They have the reverse Midas Touch:


So if a smug, chubby guy with pink lips approaches you and tries to shake your hand, just kick him in the groin and run for dear life - lest you find yourself transformed into a steaming pile of fetid excrement.


Published: Tuesday March 3, 2009 MYT 3:15:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday March 3, 2009 MYT 3:52:06 PM


PETALING JAYA: The second post-mortem on suspected car thief A. Kugan showed that he died after being repeatedly beaten.

The post-mortem, conducted by a pathologist from the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) at the request of the 22-year-old’s family, also showed that he had multiple burn marks.

These V-shaped burn marks are believed to have been caused by a hot iron, said Kugan’s family lawyer N. Surendran at a press conference at the headquarters of political party PKR here Tuesday.

The first post-mortem conducted at the Serdang Hospital mortuary only examined the body from the chest up, Surendran said.

The second, which examined the entire body, found 42 other marks, burns and contusions from the sole of his feet right up to his head.

The UMMC pathologist declared, based on the post-mortem, that Kugan was beaten so badly that his tissues broke down and his kidneys failed, Surendran said.

The pathologist also found that Kugan had suffered hemorrhaging in his trachea, chest, spleen, stomach, the back of his neck and spine, and there were also signs of hemorrhaging in his heart.

The soles of his feet had many bruises caused by beatings and he also suffered blunt trauma to his skull.

The family will submit the second post-mortem report to the Attorney-General's Chambers Wednesday afternoon, he added.

Kugan was arrested on Jan 14 for suspected involvement in a car theft syndicate and was held at the USJ police station. He collapsed and died in the police station during interrogation on Jan 20.

The initial post-mortem revealed that he had died due to fluid in his lungs, but Kugan’s family entered the Serdang Hospital mortuary that same day and took photographs of his body, which showed severe bruising.

While initially saying no foul play was involved, police have now reclassified the case as murder for the purpose of investigation, at the urging of the Attorney-General.

Puchong MP Gobind Singh Deo and Teluk Intan MP M. Manogaran, who were also present at the press conference Tuesday, said that in the future, the Home Ministry should always insist on a second post-mortem when there are doubts over deaths in custody.

They also urged Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan to ensure that action is taken against those responsible.

All 11 policemen allegedly involved in the questioning of Kugan have been reassigned to desk duties pending investigations.

[From The Star Online]

Monday, March 2, 2009


Five surgeons from different cities meet at a conference and one evening over a few drinks find themselves discussing who makes the perfect patient.

The first surgeon, from Singapore, says: "I like to see accountants on my operating table, because when you open them up, everything inside is numbered."

The second, from Bangkok, responds: "Yeah, but you should try electricians! Everything inside them is color coded."

The third surgeon, from Beijing, says: "No, I think librarians are the best, all their internal organs are in alphabetical order."

The fourth surgeon, from Jakarta, chimes in with a grin: "You know, I like construction workers... those guys always understand when you have a few parts left over."

But the fifth surgeon, from Kuala Lumpur, shut them all up when he observed: "You're all wrong. Politicians - especially the ones from UMNO - are the easiest to operate on. No guts, no heart, no balls, no brains, no spine, and the mouth and anus are interchangeable."

[Contributed by Hock]

Those of you who have been wondering why I haven't updated this blog in days, thanks very much for being such faithful readers! I'm alive and well and my broadband connection works fine. However, there was an unexpected surge of visitors in the last few days and it has indeed been very pleasant, though I was beginning to get withdrawals from not being able to sit at the computer for hours at a stretch and blog. I'm working on a longish piece right now, but this joke just popped into my inbox today, so I'll use it as a stopgap measure!