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Doctor told MFA to intervene or else ...: Otherwise, she would disclose "sensitive information" about the patien...

SINGAPORE - As she became the subject of disciplinary proceedings launched by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC), prominent surgeon Susan Lim (picture) wrote to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) - urging it to intervene in the SMC's decision to investigate a complaint of over-charging against her. Otherwise, she would disclose "sensitive information" about the patient - a member of the royal family in Brunei - her family and the Brunei Government, "in order for me to defend myself properly". The letter - dated March 1 last year and addressed to Minister for Foreign Affairs George Yeo - and its contents were revealed in the High Court yesterday - the last day of the high-profile six-day hearing in which Dr Lim is fighting to halt the SMC's inquiry. In it, Dr Lim wrote that "some of the facts that may cast a negative light on Brunei" include the medical condition of the...

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