Monday, May 26, 2008

Doctors Are 'Licensed To Kill' Says Deputy Health Minister Abdul Latif!

Deputy Health Minister Datuk Dr Abdul Latiff Ahmad became the target of several Opposition MPs on Monday when he let slip that doctors were "licensed to kill".

Abdul Latiff had wanted to use the famous James Bond movie title Licensed to Kill when replying to a question during Question Time.
He said doctors were given the "license to heal" as well as the "licence to kill." Lim Guan Eng (DAP-Bagan) replied that only Bond has the license to kill but not doctors.

Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia said Dr Abdul Latiff did not intend to hurt anyone when he made the remark.
He however ordered him to retract the words upon request by other MPs.

Dr Abdul Latiff defended himself by saying that it was a figure of speech. He however retracted his words but would not apologise. (The Star)

***** The deputy minister must be careful in future to avoid such gaffes. It could be forgiven if a layman made such a statement. However being a medical doctor he should have been more circumspect with his words, especially since he was speaking in Parliament.

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9 Comments:

Anonymous daniel said...

Ooh... It seems like our politicians *really* have to take care of what they say right now, so many hawks around waiting to get them when they screw up over something... :P

2:31 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many did the infamous Doc M killed under his NEP?

3:09 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous SM said...

Oh come on lah...what do you expect from BN MP's? Does not matter if they are Ministers or Deputy Ministers...they are all idiots. However, what is even worse is that they think that we the Rakyat are even more stupid than they are!

4:16 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Chew said...

Give them enough ropes & they will never fail to hang themselves!

6:35 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

typical malays. A murderer protected by another murderer.

6:48 AM GMT+8  
Blogger EdiÁ•ě said...

Most minister thinking abilities are not much better than mine...

Wonder why we choose them,???

2:06 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous darcwil said...

What the?

Typical malays?

Is that typical "anti-malay" that you are trying to convey?

Yawn, dont you guys get the big picture, it's not always about malay politicians but it's the PERSON itself. There are many other stupid politicians saying unnecessary things who are no-malays too, so why the hell we judging like that?

4:00 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous SM said...

darcwil,

I agree. If we are to move away from the typical "BN mentality" of using race, we will never progress. One way or another Malaysia will either swim or drown because of its Rakyat. If we do not eventually achieve a Malaysian Malaysia (as supposedly preached by DSAI & PR), then we will never progress.
Please refrain from degratory racial sentiments. Show the BN (read: UMNO) that we will not stoop to thier-type of thinking!

7:53 AM GMT+8  
Blogger insecticide said...

My advise is always get a 2nd/3rd opinion whenever your doc say that you're diagnosed with certain disease/illness, sometimes they could be wrong. Also try alternative medicine/healing method. Some doctor is giving the respected profession a bad name eg Dr.M, Dr.KToyol, Dr. Ling, etc

11:32 PM GMT+8  

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