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Friday, October 23, 2009

Dr Pornthip Rojanasunand: Teoh Beng Hock case 80% homicide

This revelation is from one international forensic pathologist expert.
If we can bring more experts then more bizarre things will be exposed!

In case you didn't know, MACC's famous style of torture is by turning
off the lights so that you can't see or identify the culprits who beat
you. And they use things like wood to beat in order to mask or hide
any obvious external injuries.

Few important observation here in this report:

a) Attack to HEAD SKULL (signs of the culprit's impatience)
b) Attack to ANUS (torture to extract confession).
c) The attacker body size is probably bigger than Teoh's.
d) In order words - its too much force or excessive torture .....

Ref: The Star

Pornthip: Several of Teoh’s injuries appeared inconsistent with fall


SHAH ALAM: Renowned Thai forensic patho­logist Dr Pornthip
Rojanasunand told the inquest into the death of political aide Teoh
Beng Hock that it was an 80% probability his death was a homicide.

She said it was only a 20% probability that Teoh had committed

Dr Pornthip also testified that the marks on Teoh’s neck looked
like he had been manually strangled.

The Selangor government had invited Dr Pornthip, the
director-general of Thailand’s Ministry of Justices Central
Institute of Forensic Science, to give her expert opinion.

She is well-known for her prowess in cracking open complicated
homicide cases.

She is the author of Investigation of Corpses, which sold 100,000
copies in Thailand, and also led a group of international forensic
scientists in 2004 to identify the remains of the Asian tsunami

Her life and work was narrated in the National Geographic
documentary Crime Scene Bangkok in 2004.

Questioned by Malik Imtiaz Sarwar, counsel holding a watching brief
for the Selangor government, Dr Pornthip said that several of
Teoh’s injuries appeared to be inconsistent with a fall from
height and appeared to be pre-fall injuries.

(Dr Pornthip had been provided postmortem reports prepared by Dr
Khairul Aznam Ibrahim from the Klang Tengku Rahimah Ampuan and
Universiti Malaya Medical Centre’s Dr Prashant Samberkar as well
as pictures of Teoh’s injuries.)

Referring to an anal tear Teoh suffered as a “penetrative
injury”, Dr Pornthip said she had never seen this type of injury
in cases of a fall.

If the injury had indeed been caused by a bone protrusion, she said
it would have come from the inside of Teoh’s anus.

She said the abrasions on Teoh’s right upper thigh looked like he
had been beaten with a piece of wood.

She added that there was a need to cut open the skin to check for
internal bleeding to determine whether Teoh had been tortured.

(Both the pathologists who had conducted the postmortem on Teoh had
not done so.)

Dr Pornthip also said Teoh’s skull fracture was not typical of a
transferred injury due to a fall but was more compatible with a
blunt force being directly inflicted to the head.

She said the transferred injury to the skull due to the impact of
the fall would typically cause a ring fracture at the base of the
skull around the spinal column and not a cervical spine fracture as
suffered by Teoh.

Dr Porn­thip said Teoh, 30, was probably alive when he hit the
ground but might have been unconscious before the fall.

She said this was because there was no reaction wounds on his ankles
and wrists to show he had instinctively tried to stop himself from
hitting the ground.

She said it was possible he was unconscious from manual
strangulation or pain from the anal region.

She estimated his time of death to have occurred between 6am and 8am
on July 16.

Teoh, the political secretary to Selangor executive councillor Ean
Yong Hian Wah, had been summoned to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption
Commission (MACC) office at the 14th floor of Plaza Masalam to be
questioned over the irregular disbursement of state funds on July

He was found dead on the fifth floor service corridor of the
building the following day.

Meanwhile, the Selangor government called on the authorities to
study the expert opinion of Dr Pornthip on Teoh’s death.

“Her evidence has indeed proven that the state’s fear on the
safety of government officials during interrogation by the MACC is
not totally unfounded,” Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim said
in a statement yesterday.

Given her experience, he said Dr Pornthip’s evidence could not be
taken lightly.

He reiterated his government’s call for a Royal Commission of
Inquiry into Teoh’s death instead of just looking into the
interrogation methods used on him by the MACC.

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