Agony of choices

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra

Too many people face the agony of making the choice. However, it is not true for Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak on who he would want to pick up the phone and ask for favours.

According to PKR Vice President N Surendran, Prime Minister Najib “Called Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra”, so that rogue Thai Drama-Queen-cum-Funky-Pathologist Pornthip Rojanasunand ‘refuse to come over and ascertain the death of Sugumar.

In PKR leaders’ such as Surendran, PKR MP for Subang R. Sivarasa and Latheefa Koya, it must be Pornthip or no one else. Doesn’t matter if she has proven to ‘Flip-Flop’ in her own opinion how former aide to Selangor Exco Ean Yong Toeh Being Hock had died. They had to have the drama, to make the Police look bad again.

It was a nice solid slap to Surendran’s, Sivarasah’s and Koya’s face. Prime Minister Najib’s denial of any communication with Prime Minister Shinawatra in Ipoh last Friday was not heeded. As they dramatists as they are, they had to make the lie continue to be political. Now, Surendran and Koya accuse Prime Najib of lying.

PKR leader-sponsored online media Free Malaysia Today’s story:

Najib’s denial is a lie

K Pragalath

| February 16, 2013

PKR vice-president N Surendran and activist Latheefa Koya maintain their claim that the prime minister did stop Dr Pornthip Rojanasunand from coming here.

PETALING JAYA: PKR vice-president N Surendran and activist Latheefa Koya have reiterated that letters between the Thai Justice Ministry and renowned pathologist Dr Pornthip Rojanasunand proves that Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak lied when he told the media that the Malaysian government did not stop Pornthip from conducting a post-mortem here.

The two lawyers who are representing the family of the late Sugumar, the 40-year-old security guard who was handcuffed and allegedly beaten to death by the police, said the government had prevented Pornthip from performing a second autopsy on Sugumar, who is yet to be buried although he died some two weeks ago.

“Pornthip had said that Thailand’s Ministry of Justice had informed her that there was communication from the Malaysian government on their displeasure against her, especially in her role in the earlier case of Teoh Beng Hock.

“In diplomatic language, this is a clear message from the Malaysian government that Pornthip is not welcome in Malaysia for purposes of the second autopsy on Sugumar,” they said in a press statement in response to Najib’s denial.

Yesterday, Najib refuted allegations that he prevented Pornthip, who is also a director of the Central Institute of Forensic Science at the Ministry of Justice, Bangkok, Thailand, from conducting a second post-mortem on Sugumar.

“It is not true… these are all fairy tales. Don’t listen to it. Not at all,” Najib was quoted as saying.

Sugumar was detained and allegedly beaten to death by four police personnel and a group of mob in Hulu Langat on Jan 21. The following day, a post-mortem conducted in Serdang Hospital concluded that Sugumar died of a heart attack.

The findings were disputed by the family who wants a second post-mortem. Surendran has been requesting for the second post-mortem to be conducted by Pornthip.

Surendran and Latheefa also claimed that there is a letter from the Thai Justice Ministry to Pornthip that clearly stated that the Malaysian government was against her conducting a second post-mortem on Sugumar.

“Najib’s denial is further contradicted by the existence of a letter from the Thai Ministry of Justice to Pornthip stating in effect that the Malaysian government was against her conducting the second autopsy. That letter was dated Feb 14 and was a follow-up to communications on this subject between the Malaysian and the Thai governments.

Surendran and Latheefa urged Najib to “immediately lift all diplomatic and administrative obstacles against the pathologist”.


If it is true Prime Minister Najib did not call Prime Minister Shinawatra to stop Pornthip from coming to Malaysia, then this matter should be stopped. However it is interesting to ponder on the event that he did call her and ask Thai authorities to do the favour.

It made a lot of sense. The problem is addressed at the source. After all, Pornthip could just make her prognosis just from photos. We are almost sure that between Surendran, Sivariasah and Koya, they have enough photos in the right pixel and definition to send it over to Pornthip in any of their preferred medium, so that she could make another ‘Dramatized pathological opinion’ on Sugumar’s death.

For that matter, anyone found dead.

Insurance companies would probably then use the same technique and get Pornthip to make an opinion whether someone is ‘murdered or committed suicide’, just by her looking at high definition photos.

These companies might be based in Australia too.

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard

Never the less, Prime Minister Najib did not pick up the phone and call Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard recently. At least not in the case of  Nick Xenophon. Immigration Department had to be open on why Xenophon was denied entry at the border and immediately send him back on the next available flight back to Melbourne.

Never before Federal Government agencies had to justify why an alien is denied entry and was turned back, as if the pleasure to come into the country is one’s right instead of privilege.

It is not rocket-science why Prime Minister Najib did not make the same choice with the legally-never-married Australian Prime Minister, as he did with the Thai Prime Minister. It was never an agony of choice. Apparently, it is a very common trait that Prime Minister Najib posses some degree of Pornthip’s ability with sight.

Published in: on February 17, 2013 at 23:59  Comments (6)