Late Mail - Jakarta Post 27 Aug 08
The public has been left guessing whether the (baby milk) formula they buy is contaminated by Enterobacter sakazakii bacteria as the government is refusing to name names as ordered.
It appears word about the Stumps political nightmare team has got out with the Simply Surreal Minister for Health(SSH), Siti Fadilah Supari making a real run for the number one job. SSH made a series of statements today that have left her critics gobsmacked.
SSH LATE MAIL CLASSICS FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT
(unless you have small children or give a damn)
Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari said Tuesday any announcement naming which (milk formulae -stump) brands had been contaminated would have to wait until the Supreme Court turned down the government's appeal.
The Central Jakarta District Court last week ordered the Health Ministry, the Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) and the Bogor Agricultural Institute (IPB) to announce which brands of baby formula had been contaminated in print and electronic media. The court found the three institutions guilty of concealing public information.
The ruling followed a request by lawyer David M.L. Tobing who was concerned for his children's safety after news spread about the IPB research conducted two years ago. The research, carried out from April to June 2006, revealed 22 percent of baby formula samples tested were contaminated by the bacteria, which can cause serious illness, even death, in infants.
Siti, however, said it was impossible to follow the court order because her ministry did not have data on the formula brands.
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"All we have is data from BPOM research conducted this April. Do you want us to make public something that has already been announced?" she added.
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Siti said the announcement of the spoilt brands would do unnecessary harm to the formula companies.
Well the Stump can only say, our previous mate, the mud king’s position as Minister for People’s Welfare is seriously under threat.
On closing note.. YOU COULD NOT MAKE THIS KIND OF STUFF UP AND EXPECT RATIONAL PEOPLE TO BELIEVE YOU.
Off into the jungle for a few days..see ya soon