Press Statement DG of Health Malaysia 21st February 2017 – Post-Mortem Examination of a North Korean Adult Male

The National Institute of Forensic Medicine Kuala Lumpur Hospital received a dead body of a North Korean National from the Investigating Police Officer for post-mortem examination on 15th February 2017 at 10.00 AM.

The post-mortem examination was carried out at 12.45 PM on 15th February 2017 and completed at 6.45 PM on the same day, in accordance with Section 331 of Malaysia’s Criminal Procedure Code. The Investigating Police Officer was present throughout the post-mortem examination.

The team involved in the post-mortem examination of the deceased person comprised of qualified and experienced Consultant Forensic Pathologists, Forensic Radiologist and Forensic Odontologist.

The body underwent a full post-mortem Computed Tomography, external and internal post-mortem examination and Forensic Dental examination; all of which were conducted professionally in the same premise and with compliance to International Standards.

The management of the body was done in a respectful way and medicolegal specimens taken were handled according to the provisions of the law to maintain the chain of custody.

The medicolegal specimens were handed over to the Investigating Police Officer immediately after the post-mortem examination to be sent to accredited laboratories for analysis. These analyses are meant to confirm the identity of the deceased person and also the cause of death; both of which are still pending at the moment. There has been no second autopsy performed on this deceased person.

Thank you.

DATUK DR. NOOR HISHAM ABDULLAH

DIRECTOR GENERAL OF HEALTH MALAYSIA

 

21st February 2017

 

KENYATAAN AKHBAR KEMENTERIAN KESIHATAN MALAYSIA

PEMERIKSAAN BEDAH SIASAT KE ATAS LELAKI DEWASA WARGANEGARA KOREA UTARA

Institut Perubatan Forensik Negara di Hospital Kuala Lumpur telah menerima satu mayat lelaki warnanegara Korea Utara pada 15 Februari 2017, pukul 10:00 pagi daripada Pegawai Penyiasat Polis untuk menjalankan pemeriksaan bedah siasat.

Pemeriksaan bedah siasat telah dijalankan pada pukul 12:45 petang, 15 Februari 2017 dan pemeriksaan telah selesai pada pukul 6:45 petang pada hari yang sama. Pemeriksaan ini telah dijalankan mengikut ketetapan dalam Seksyen 331 Kanun Prosedur Jenayah dan telah turut dihadiri oleh Pegawai Penyiasat Polis.

Pasukan bedah siasat ini adalah dianggotai oleh Pakar Perunding Kanan Forensik, Pakar Radiologi Forensik dan Pakar Odontologi Forensik, yang sememangnya merupakan pakar yang bertauliah dan berpengalaman luas.

Mayat ini telah menjalani pemeriksaan bedah siasat yang lengkap termasuklah ujian Computer Tomography, bedah siasat luaran dan dalaman, dan pemeriksaan forensik pergigian.

Pengendalian mayat telah dikendalikan dengan penuh hormat dan spesimen-spesimen medikolegal yang telah diambil juga telah dikendalikan mengikut peruntukan undang-undang untuk menjaga rantaian bukti.

Spesimen medikolegal tersebut telah diserahkan kepada Pegawai Penyiasat Polis sejurus selepas pemeriksaan bedah siasat untuk dihantar ke makmal yang telah diakreditasi untuk menjalankan analisa. Analisa-analisa ini adalah bertujuan untuk mengesahkan identiti si mati dan juga punca kematian, di mana keputusan makmal masih dalam proses. Tiada bedah siasat kedua dijalankan ke atas mayat si mati.

Terima kasih.

DATUK DR. NOOR HISHAM ABDULLAH

KETUA PENGARAH KESIHATAN MALAYSIA

 

21 Februari 2017

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