Lawyer Syazlin to continue representing Adib at inquest


KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyer Syazlin Mansor says she has decided to continue to represent Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim (pic) at the inquest into the fireman's death.

Syazlin, who was representing the Housing and Local Government Ministry, the Fire and Rescue Department and Muhammad Adib's family, withdrew from the inquest on May 27.

She told judge Rofiah Mohamad, who sits as coroner for the inquest, that she would no longer be representing all three parties.

However, during a press conference on Wednesday (June 12), Syazlin said she decided to stay on to represent Muhammad Adib's family at the behest of the family.

Syazlin's withdrawal came after Attorney General Tommy Thomas sent a letter to the Housing Ministry on May 23, asking for her appointment to be revoked.

One of the reasons given by Thomas was that her act of representing the Ministry, the Fire and Rescue Department and the family of Muhammad Adib could bring about a conflict of interest.

Thomas said Syazlin also often contradicted the position taken by the deputy public prosecutors (DPPs) handling the inquest, which brought about "embarrassment" in her capacity as a lawyer representing the Mministry.

Muhammad Adib, 24, became critically injured in the early morning of Nov 27 after he and his team members from the Subang Jaya fire station responded to an emergency call at the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman Temple where a riot was taking place.

The fireman was taken to SJMC after he was found injured, before being transferred to the National Heart Institute (IJN) for further treatment.

He died on Dec 17, at 9.41pm.


   

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