Family's lawyers call for police action after Adib inquest verdict

  • Nation
  • Friday, 27 Sep 2019

SHAH ALAM: Lawyers representing the family of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim's expressed satisfaction over the verdict of the inquest into his death, and urged the police and Attorney-General (AG) to act accordingly.

Lawyer Mohd Kamaruzaman A. Wahab said the testimonies by witnesses and experts during the inquest indicated that Muhammad Adib was beaten up, leading to his death.

"We, on behalf of the family, request the police and the Attorney-General (AG) to act accordingly to arrest the criminals and charge them in court," he told reporters outside Shah Alam courts complex on Friday (Sept 27).

Lawyer Syazlin Mansor said they were satisfied with the decision and expressed thanks to the experts for testifying at the inquest and Malaysians for their support.

Syazlin, who represents Muhammad Adib’s family, the Housing and Local Government Ministry and the Fire and Rescue Department, had earlier withdrawn herself from the case in May after an objection from AG Tan Sri Tommy Thomas.

Thomas had on May 28 released a statement saying that Syazlin’s appointment should be revoked as there was a conflict of interest in her representing the Ministry and the Fire and Rescue Department, while also representing Adib’s family.

In addition, her husband was also Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin's press secretary at the time.

However, she returned to represent Muhammad Adib’s family at the inquest on June 12.

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, where he later died on Dec 17, at 9.41pm.

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