Temple taskforce claims Muhammad Adib was hit by fire engine, not beaten


Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman temple task force secretary V. K. Regu (white shirt) showing videos that he claims proves that the fireman injured in the riot was actually a victim of an accident involving his own fire engine.

Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman temple task force secretary V. K. Regu (white shirt) showing videos that he claims proves that the fireman injured in the riot was actually a victim of an accident involving his own fire engine.

SUBANG JAYA: The Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman Temple taskforce claims that the fireman who was injured on Monday (Nov 26) was not beaten up, but actually hit by a fire engine.

Taskforce secretary V. K. Regu said in a press conference Wednesday (Nov 28) that there are three videos circulating on social media that shows the fire engine reversing suddenly, with Muhammad Adib directly behind it.

"If you see the video, it shows the fireman being hit by the fire engine as it reversed and he was thrown against a fire rescue van that was behind the fire engine.

"The video also shows that the crowd did not hit the fireman, but actually tried to alert the fire engine to stop and brought the injured fireman to the hospital," he claimed in a press conference at the temple on Wednesday (Nov 28).

He added that the temple taskforce have sent the videos to the authorities and urged the police to investigate what actually took place that night.

Earlier, Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) commissioner Jerald Joseph visited the temple and said the commission would investigate if there were any human rights violations over the past few days.

"We also urge the federal and state governments to resolve this issue swiftly and fairly," he said.

Muhammad Adib was first admitted to the intensive care unit of the Ramsay Sime Darby Healthcare centre after he was injured in the line of duty at around 1am on Tuesday.

He was part of a team of nine firemen responding to a fire at the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in USJ 25, where rioters were protesting its relocation.

It was reported that rioters forcefully dragged him out of his vehicle and attacked him causing him to sustain broken ribs, punctured lungs and other internal injuries.