Kuala Krai MP testifies at Baharudin inquest
KUALA LUMPUR, June 13 — Kuala Krai Member of Parliament Dr Mohd Hatta Mohd Ramli today testified at the inquest of taxi driver Baharudin Ahmad who died during the Bersih 2.0 rally last year, that he had asked Baharudin’s daughter, a medical officer at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital, to witness and participate in the autopsy performed on her father.
“As a doctor (intern) at KLH she (Dr Ummi Mirza) can request to but I am not sure whether KLH would allow or not…maybe they won’t,” he said, responding to lawyer Ahmad Jufliz Faiza.
Mohd Hatta, the 33rd witness in the inquest, said he came to know of Baharudin’s death on the evening of the incident on July 9, 2011 and went to KLH where the body was sent for a post-mortem.
He said he was there for 40 minutes but was not allowed to see the body and only met family members of the deceased and Dr Ummi Mirza also told him that she was also not allowed to witness the autopsy.
Dr Mohd Hatta, 56, also told the court that while he was at Maybank Square with about 30 other participants of the rally, he saw other participants appear from various directions, including from Central Market and Jalan Tun Perak.
“Within 10 minutes the whole stretch of road was filled with about 10,000 participants,” he said.
The inquest before Coroner Zulkpli Abdullah resumes on Friday. — Bernama