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 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query
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.