Adib’s case moves forward as probe ends


KUALA LUMPUR: Police have completed their investigation into the death of a firefighter, who was allegedly assaulted during riots in the vicinity of a Hindu temple near Subang Jaya last November.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said the investigation papers had been submitted to the Deputy Public Pro­secutor’s office for further action.

Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, 24, was allegedly assaulted when he went to put out a car fire during the riots near the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman Temple on Nov 26.

He died on Dec 18 at the National Heart Institute here.

Noor Rashid said it was learned that the DPP filed the case with the court.

“The court will initiate the prosecution soon,” he told a press conference after a forum on the abuse of children here yesterday.

On Dec 28, Solicitor General III of Malaysia, Datuk Mohamad Hana­fiah Zakaria, said the case management of the inquest to determine Muhammad Adib’s cause of death had been fixed for Jan 18.

The inquest proceedings will be held at the Coroner’s Court that will sit at the Shah Alam Court Complex.

Muhammad Adib’s mother, Asma Aziz, 51, hoped that the inquest proceedings could be conducted and resolved quickly. — Bernama