IGP dismisses claims of police inaction in Adib's murder case

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  • Wednesday, 16 Jan 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun (pic) has refuted claims that the police are "dragging their feet" in the murder investigation of Fire and Rescue Department personnel Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim.

The country's top cop said the police were in the midst of preparation for the inquest, which would be starting on Friday (Jan 18).

"We have been ordered by the Attorney General to prepare for the inquest.

"Those who feel that we are not taking necessary action in the investigation might not understand the technical aspects of the legal process," he told a press conference after attending the Bukit Aman monthly assembly on Wednesday (Jan 16).

The IGP was commenting on allegations of police inaction into the murder of Muhammad Adib.

"We have done our due diligence, thus it is not suitable for me to comment more as the inquest will start soon," he said.

Muhammad Adib, 24, who served as a member of the Emergency Service Aid Unit of the Subang Jaya Fire and Rescue Station, died at the National Heart Institute on Dec 17.

He is believed to have been assaulted in a rioting incident at the Seafield Mariamman Temple on Nov 27.

Meanwhile, on the investigation into the death of Teoh Beng Hock, Muhammad Fuzi said the task force formed to investigate the matter would be presenting its findings to the AG soon.

"We have complied with the AG's instructions, and we will give our recommendation based on the investigation.

"We are not resting on our laurels," he added.

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