Deputy Health Minister, Dr. Lee Boon Chye recently commented on an international news portal report that the parents of Nora Anne may request for a second post-mortem on their daughter’s body.
According to a news report by Daily Mirror, the Irish teen’s parents are in the process of discussing the matter to ensure that pathologists will not miss out any evidence related to their daughter’s death. It is said that the post-mortem will be conducted in either Britain or France.
Dr. Lee responded to the report by saying, “It’s all up to them. If they prefer to conduct a second post-mortem, it’s their right to do so. All I know is that they have already claimed the body and took their child, and they will decide on any further investigations.”
Additionally, he also affirmed his trust towards the local pathology team, “We are confident in the professionalism of our pathologists. Our confidence is not shaken,” he told reporters after visiting the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple yesterday (Sunday, 18th August).
The first post-mortem was conducted on 14th August by Kuala Lumpur Hospital pathologist Dr Siew Sheue Feng and Dr Hanif Mohammad of Tuanku Jaafar Hospital (THJ). It was revealed before that Nora had died of gastrointestinal bleeding after having gone without food for a long time as well as prolonged stress, as reported by BERNAMA.