Forensic report on murdered lecturer sent to police

Health Minister Dr S Subramaniam says the report is for the police.

PUTRAJAYA: Health officials have sent to the police a forensic report on Palestinian lecturer Fadi Al-Batash who was shot dead in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur, on Saturday.

Health Minister Dr S Subramaniam said the ministry was only responsible for preparing the report for the police, and would not issue any statement on the matter.

“This is a police case, the report is for the police,” he told reporters here today after attending the opening of the National Cancer Institute by Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Fadi, 35, was shot dead by two men on a motorcycle at 6am on Saturday as he was walking to a surau near his home in Jalan Meranti, Setapak, for morning prayers.

Dr Subramaniam said the National Cancer Institute which began operations in 2013, was part of the government’s efforts to offer quality intensive care to cancer patients at lower cost.

“NCI is the only cancer centre equipped with a ‘Novalis’ machine worth RM22 million,” he said. Private hospitals charge RM40,000 for treatment using this machine but NCI patients only need to pay RM12, with the rest subsidised by the government,” he said.