Tuesday, 7 April 2009

How to "Kuganize" the people - by Spin Doctors.

“There was no evidence that the deceased had been ‘branded’
or given repeated application of heat with an instrument or object.
All body injuries noted on the deceased were insufficient,
either individually or collectively to cause death directly

-Ismail Merican, No Foul Play in Kugan Reports, StarOnline

Firstly. I must say that the timing for this announcement when the whole nation is fixated on the By-Elections, is nothing short of "perfect"!
Anyways - it is gonna be a 2-1 for Pakatan, and a bad blow for the Mahathir-Najib team.
BN retains Batang Ai, still loses in 2 Bukits

Now we get back to the point of this post......
So, what Ismail Merican is saying is that the beating didn't cause the deaths - but only directly. That could mislead people into taking these words to mean that it could not have caused the death of Kugan at all.
He was careful not say the injuries could not have caused the death of the victim. Fine.

BTW - be careful not to misunderstand the title to mean that Kugan died of "natural causes". Ismail Merican didn't say that.
The title of the StarOnline report only said "No Foul Play in Kugan REPORT" - not that there was no foul play at all. So this report was designed to defend Serdang Hospital's Pathologist, Dr Abdul Karim Tajuddin- nothing more.

“This (renal failure) had aggravated the acute myocarditis, resulting in acute pulmonary oedema or lung congestion....." - so he said. And, Ismail Merican said the deceased was found to have an underlying acute myocarditis (inflammation of heart muscle) and the blunt force trauma could have led to acute renal failure.
"...the deceased was found to have an underlying acute myocarditis. This (renal failure) had aggravated the acute myocarditis, resulting in acute pulmonary oedema or lung congestion."
He then goes on to say - “The discrepancy in the reports were due to the "absence of communications" between the two pathologists, the misinterpretation of post-mortem changes and some of the injuries by the second pathologist".
The second autopsy report was "provisional". This is becos the toxicology reports aren't available as yet- and now that all samples and records have been confiscated from a University, they are now classified material with the cops. Maybe they wish to cook up something for dinner with the samples. Now, probably we'll never know for sure if rhabdomyolysis was a fact.

So what Ismail Merican the genius is saying is that -
Despite the fact that Acute Pulmonary Oedema,
due to "underlying" Acute Myocarditis,
possibly secondary to Acute Renal Failure (due to ATN caused by repeated blunt trauma),
all these collectively or individually did not kill him!!

All I can say is - WOW!!
These conditions (APO, ARF) are medical emergencies & are fatal if not treated - but if the DG says otherwise, Malaysians are to just lap it all up happily.
Hence, there has been "no foul play" - it was simply a case of "misinterpretation". Nothing wrong about the glaring differences. There was no “foul reporting, misleading of information and neither was there any intention to hide information”.
Nothing wrong about Dr. Mohd Norzi's claim that "evidence was tampered with" or "blood on the floor" either.

Jeez, man! This is Truly Amazing!
One could just wonder what Malacian Medical Association (or Council) Ethics committee has got to say about this - but then again playing "politics of silence" while claiming to be "apolitical" is a very typical of the Malacia in this nation .....

Dog (sic) Plays Politics ....
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