01 Jun '11, 3am

AGC refutes Jakarta Globe article on Susan Lim

AGC refutes Jakarta Globe article on Susan Lim

Dr Lim has been accused of overcharging a royal patient from Brunei. -- BT FILE PHOTO THE Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) on Tuesday said it disagreed with an Indonesian newspaper article on the disciplinary proceedings against Dr Susan Lim. The Jakarta Globe column was written by Mr P.N. Balji. But it failed to mention that he acted as a public relations consultant for the surgeon accused of overcharging a royal patient from Brunei. It said that 'a seemingly straightforward case of a private fee agreement... has thrown open serious issues of conflict of interest, prejudging by a medical tribunal against a doctor and re-writing rules midway through the disciplinary inquiry process'. The article, headlined 'Surgeon's case casts doubts on Singapore's legal system', was published last Wednesday. A day later, High Court judge Philip Pillai dismissed Dr Lim's application for ...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/...

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