KUALA LUMPUR: A 10-member special committee has been set up to ensure thorough and transparent investigations into the death of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the Cabinet had agreed on Oct 29 to set up the committee.
In a statement on Saturday (Nov 13), he said the 10-member committee would comprise himself, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican, Attorney General Tan Sri Idrus Harun.
"Former appellate court judge Datuk Kamardin Hashim, Penang Medical College Senior Consultant Forensic Pathologist Datuk Dr Bhupinder Singh, Universiti Malaya Medical Faculty Professor and UMMC Senior Consultant Histopathologist Prof Dr Looi Lai Meng would also be on the committee.
"Criminologist Prof Datuk Dr P. Sundramoorthy, Bukit Aman Forensics (D10) principal assistant director Senior Asst Comm Azari Abd Rahman, and Police School of Investigative and Prosecution Sciences Senior Asst Comm Mohammad Abd Hamid would also be part of the committee," he said.
He added that the Prime Minister's Department Legal Affairs Division would be the joint secretariat together with the Home Ministry and Housing and Local Government Ministry for the special committee.
He said the Cabinet Memorandum on the establishment of this special committee including terms of reference, membership and financial implications would be presented for consideration and Cabinet approval in the near future.
"The committee will submit its findings and recommendations to the Cabinet within six months as per the decision of the Cabinet on Oct 29," he said.