Tabung Haji offers Adib’s parents chance to perform haj


ALOR SETAR: Lembaga Tabung Haji has offered the parents of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, who died following severe injuries sustained in the line of duty, the opportunity to perform the haj in 2019.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa said the special offer was made in accordance with certain provisions under the fund as a tribute to their son’s huge sacrifice to the country.

“I had a discussion with TH and we checked the list, and his parents were registered (but) following the original schedule, they still had a five-year waiting period,” he told reporters after visiting Muhammad Adib’s family at their home in Kampung Tebengau, Kuala Kedah, near here, yesterday.

Muhammad Adib, 24, was severely injured while responding to calls to put out a car fire during a riot in the vicinity of the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in USJ 25, Subang Jaya, early on May 27.

He succumbed to his injuries on Dec 17. An inquest is to be held to determine the cause of his death.

Mohd Adib’s father Mohd Kassim Abd Hamid, 63, and mother, Asma Aziz, 51, expressed their gratitude to Tabung Haji.

“I’m happy with this offer because everyone who has registered for haj is waiting for their turn. I’m thankful, Alhamdulillah,” said Mohd Kassim. — Bernama