Saturday, August 23, 2008

DNA Sample Was Too Old

Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar said this -
Asked if the police could not compare the DNA sample in the sodomy allegation to the one gathered from Anwar back in 1998, Syed Hamid said it was best to get a fresh sample. "If we had used the old one, then the Opposition would have disputed the results because it was an old sample," he pointed out.

Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said this -
Abdullah said a fresh DNA sample from Anwar was necessary to facilitate investigations. “The DNA sample the authorities have is too old so they need a new sample. What is wrong with that?

Who is this Anwar? A former Deputy Prime Minister.

After reading the above statements, please read the story below (compulsory in this case hehe) -Reading: Egypt tests DNA from fetuses in Tut’s tomb -Testing is part of a wider program to test the DNA of hundreds of mummies

Egyptian scientists are trying to determine Tutankhamun's family lineage just on those mummies which could be 3,000 to 3,500 years old. Our Malaysian scientists are facing problems in determining DNA samples which were only 10 years old. No justification done on our own scientists. I didn't say it but the Malaysian government representatives just did. Actually quite lazy to blog about this DNA issue in Malaysia but when you read what others could do, I'm speechless. Since I was speechless, I typed ..... hehe

Moral of the story - sometimes it's best to keep your mouth shut!
Tags: Syed Hamid Albar, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Anwar Ibrahim, DNA Sample, DNA, Sodomy, Malaysia, Tutankhamun, King Tut, Mummies, Egypt, Egyptian Scientist



Blogger bZbee said...

mouth best kept shut...let m'sian scientist do the talking...hehe and we Malaysian can watch CSI ...

23 August, 2008 11:29  
Blogger SamSeiko said...

so is that means the DNA still can be used? Just not in Malaysia? I was shocked when they say DNA test is not hard evidence....

23 August, 2008 11:45  
Blogger Ted said...

Hahah, yes Johnny, its better to shut up and have ppl think you are a fool then to open your trap have ppl CONFIRM that you are one.

23 August, 2008 12:31  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hahaha...Msia boleh!!

23 August, 2008 16:18  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

bzbee - m'sian scientist - not needed as politicians are better at it to determine medical stuff

elite - hehe depends on which angle u coming from

ted - well said

cazzy - malaysia boleh is well said in this aspect hehe

24 August, 2008 01:45  
Blogger Hwei Ming said...

What? DNA sample too old? WTF...

DNA is very stable.. New sample is good..

Old DNA can be amplified using Polymerase Chain Reaction..


My Government is so dumb...

08 September, 2008 14:53  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

hwei ming - u have to tell that to the govt esp those who made the comments

08 September, 2008 17:07  

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