KUALA LUMPUR: The proposal for a second inquest into the death of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim is awaiting the approval of the Attorney General, says Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador.
"It is our proposal for another inquest to be done as many quarters alleged that the police have failed to investigate the case," said the Inspector-General of Police.
"We have no interest in concealing any facts, so the best solution is to have an inquest," he added.
The police were in the midst of identifying those who made allegations on social media on the case so that they could be included in the inquest, if it was approved, Abdul Hamid said.
"We will never prohibit anyone from coming forward with new information.
"I deeply sympathise with the family as they lost a son.
"I don't want the police to be blamed although we have done the best we can to ensure a thorough investigation," he said.
On Aug 4, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin had told the Dewan Rakyat that the police had recommended charging 12 suspects related to the death of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, as well as a new inquest into the case.
“The investigation papers have been presented to the Attorney General's Chambers on July 23 with the following recommendations: that they charge 12 suspects under Section 143 of the Penal Code (for illegal gathering), ” Hamzah said, adding that police also recommended another inquest under Section 339(2) of the Criminal Procedure Code.
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