Adib Inquest: Mechanical Engineer to Resolve Dispute

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Almost two months after it was first mooted, a mechanical engineer will finally be called to testify in the inquest to determine the cause of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim’s death.

This is to resolve a dispute between two experts, on what could have caused Adib’s injuries on the night of the Seafield Seri Mahamariamman Temple riot last Nov 27.

Coroner Rofiah Mohamad today resolved to summon Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) mechanical engineer Amir Radzi Ab Ghani as a neutral physics expert.

She had picked Amir based on two names proposed by the Housing and Local Government Ministry.

Amir will testify on July 16 and 17, after which Rofiah will decide whether a pathologist needs to be summoned.

The disputed matter involves an argument between Kuala Lumpur Hospital medical forensic expert Dr Ahmad Hafizam Hasmi and retired forensic pathologist Dr Shahrom Abd Wahid on what caused the injuries that led to Adib’s death.

Ahmad Hafizam believes that Adib’s chest injuries were caused by landing on a roadside kerb after being hit by the Emergency Medical Rescue Services (EMRS) van he was in.

However, Shahrom rubbished this assertion, saying the van did not have enough force to send Adib hurtling onto the kerb and he also rubbished an experiment by Hafizam as substandard.

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Adib died at the National Heart Institute on Dec 17, 2018, after succumbing to injuries sustained on the night of a riot in front of a temple in USJ Subang Jaya.

The inquest was ordered after two conflicting versions of the cause of his death emerged.

One version claimed he was hit by a vehicle while the other said he was beaten by a mob. – Malaysiakini


Earlier reports:

July 4, Adib Inquest: Probe into Adib’s Injuries Should Have Begun from Day One

July 3, Adib Inquest: Independent Expert Claims HKL Forensics Specialist Used Wrong Methodology

May 18, Adib Inquest: Court to Seek Engineer’s Opinion on Force That Hit Adib

May 16, Adib Inquest: 1,001 Possibilities How Adib Could Have Fallen and Hit Curb

May 16, Adib Inquest: Expert Unable to Pinpoint Cause of Adib’s Injuries

May 15, Adib Inquest: Forensic Expert Demonstrates How Adib Could Have Been Hit by EMRS Van

May 10, Adib Inquest: Recalled Expert Witness Rebuts Theory Adib Was Pulled Out of Van

Apr 30, Adib Inquest: HKL Doctor to Testify Again

Apr 25, Adib Inquest: Specialist Denies Threatening Other Witnesses, Lodges Police Report

Apr 23, Adib Inquest: Forensic Experts Lodge Police Reports over Alleged Threats, Witness Tampering

Apr 22, Adib Inquest: Conducting Officer, Lawyer Clash on Recalling Forensics Expert to Testify

Apr 18, Adib Inquest: Dummy Test Shows Adib Could Have Been Hit by Van Door

Apr 10, Adib Inquest: Witness Says Possible to Drag Adib out of EMRS Van

Mar 30, Adib Inquest: Assumption Adib Assaulted Dismissed After Autopsy

Mar 29, Adib Inquest: Broken Ribs Only Discovered During Autopsy

Mar 28, Adib Inquest: Impossible for Adib to Have Been Dragged Out of Van