Firefighter's family seeks to initiate contempt proceedings against AG


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019

Adib Mohd Kassim

SHAH ALAM (Bernama): The family of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim has filed an application to initiate committal proceedings against Attorney General Tommy Thomas for contempt in the inquest into the fireman’s death.

Representing the family, lawyer Kamaruzaman A. Wahab told Coroner Rofiah Mohamad this during the inquest Tuesday (July 16), which entered its 49th day, at the Coroner’s Court here.

The ex-parte application was filed by Muhammad Adib’s father, Mohd Kassim Abdul Hamid, 64, through Messrs Mohd Zubir Embong & Associates on Tuesday morning, said Kamaruzaman.

Rofiah said she would study the application on Wednesday (July 17).

Meanwhile, lawyer Mohd Zubir, when met by reporters, claimed that the AG had committed contempt through an affidavit that was filed by the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) on April 3.

He said in the affidavit, Thomas stated that Muhammad Adib’s death was not caused by him being beaten, ahead of the Coroner’s Court ruling on the matter.

"Thomas also attempted to suppress lawyer Syazlin from discharging her task as an advocate and solicitor, and lawful court official, when representing the Housing and Local Government Ministry, Fire and Rescue Department and Muhammad Adib’s family,” he added.

Mohd Zubir said a copy of the application notice had been served on the AG’s representative, deputy public prosecutor Faten Hadni Khairuddin, who is the conducting officer in the inquest on Tuesday afternoon.

Muhammad Adib, 24, who was also a member of the emergency medical rescue services (EMRS) at the Subang Jaya Fire and Rescue station, was seriously injured in a riot at Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, USJ25, on Nov 27, 2018.

He passed away on Dec 17, after 21 days at the National Heart Institute. - Bernama


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