Evidence of anal penetration on Saiful, says forensic pathologist

By Shazwan Mustafa Kamal, The Malaysian Insider

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 14 — A forensic pathologist said today that there was evidence of anal penetration on the lead witness in the sodomy trial of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim even though there was no clinical findings to support the conclusion.

Hospital Kuala Lumpur pathologist Dr Siew Sheue Feng told the High Court here that the lack of resistance through the use of lubricants could be the reason why there was no clinical finding of anal penetration on Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.

“En Saiful informed us what happened to him, he was sodomised by a high profile public figure for several months,” said Dr Siew.

According to Dr Siew, Saiful also said that no condoms were used during the alleged sodomy.

Dr Khairul Nizam Hassan, a colleague of Dr Siew’s who had examined Saiful as well, also told the court today that there were no clinical findings of anal penetration.

But like Dr Siew, he said that anal penetration could occur without signs of injury.

Dr Khairul, who had collected samples from Saiful, said that he “found presence of semen on swabs B5, B7, B8, B9 but no presence was detected on other swabs.” 

Judge Datuk Mohd Zabidin Mohd Diah then fixed October 25 for the continuation of the trial, when the defence team will cross-examine the prosecution’s second witness, Dr Mohd Razali.

Anwar, the 62-year-old PKR de facto leader, is charged with sodomising Saiful at Unit 11-5-1 of the Desa Damansara Condominium in Jalan Setiakasih, Bukit Damansara here between 3.01pm and 4.30pm on June 26, 2008.