Wan Azizah: Fireman Adib a true hero, crime will not go unpunished

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  • Monday, 17 Dec 2018

Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. -filepic

PETALING JAYA: As the nation mourns the passing of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has called for calm, assuring that the perpetrators will not go unpunished. 

Muhammad Adib, 24, succumbed to his injuries after being allegedly attacked by a mob during last month’s Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman Temple riots.  

He passed away at 9.41pm at the National Heart Institute (IJN) on Monday (Dec 17).

Calling Muhammad Adib, a true hero, Dr Wan Azizah said it is important for all Malaysians to stand together in solidarity against the crime. 

"We must remember it was not a religious or racial crime but a criminal act committed by heartless human beings," she said. 

While the heinous crime has saddened the country, she advised Malaysians not to behave rashly and let the process of law run its course. 

"Rest assured this crime will not go unpunished," she said.  

Dr Wan Azizah expressed her condolences to the family of Muhammad Adib. 

"My deepest condolences go out to his parents and immediate family members including his fiancee.

"May Adib's soul receive Allah's blessing and be placed among the righteous. Let us pray the culprits are brought to justice swiftly," she said in a statement on Monday. 

On Sunday (Dec 16), IJN said that Muhammad Adib’s condition was critical after suffering progressive deterioration of his lung and kidney function over the past 24 hours.  

He had suffered from fractured ribs and internal injuries, and was earlier treated at the Subang Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC) before being transferred to the IJN.  

His remains will be brought back to his hometown in Kampung Tebengau, Kedah, after final rites and prayers are conducted at IJN on Monday night.  

His burial is expected to take place after Zohor prayers on Tuesday (Dec 18).



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