Chua Jui Meng should apologise for making Malaysia a laughing stock in the world by his foolish and arrogant reply on Anwa’is health and  Dr. Hoogland

Media Conference Statement
by Lim Kit Siang

(Petaling Jaya, Friday): Health Minister, Datuk Chua Jui Meng has kept a deafening silence to my call that he  tender a full apology for giving an untrue answer in Parliament on Tuesday about the health of former Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and German specialist Dr. Thomas Hoogland or to the challenge by  Parti Keadilan Nasional President, Datin Seri Dr.  Wan Azizah Wan Ismail  to repeat his ‘defamatory’ accusations against Anwar Ibrahim  and Dr Hoogland outside the Parliament.

Chua made a fool of himself when he told Parliament that he had surfed the Internet and he could not find any literature written by  Dr. Hoogland on the Internet  nor any of his publications on international medical journals and that  extensive searches on the Internet and medical journals dating back five years showed no evidence of Hoogland’s expertise. (The Sun).

All that is required is a few minutes for a quick search of Medline at

Medline is the  premier bibliographic database of the United States National Library of Medicine on the Internet  containing over 11 million references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine.

A search of “Hoogland T” will quickly  produce 14 articles, in English, German and Dutch - although not all  but most of them would refer to Dr. Hoogland. (list attached).

It does not matter if Chua wants to  embarrass himself with such display of colossal ignorance in Parliament about e Internet search, but in doing so, he has made Malaysia and the Ministry of Health the laughing stock of the world.

For this, Chua must tender a full apology in Parliament, for what he had done was a great act of disservice to  the good name of the country both nationally and internationally.


*Lim Kit Siang - DAP National Chairman