Adib Inquest: HKL Doctor to Testify Again

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Adib’s family to file an appeal over revision.

The Shah Alam High Court today allowed the bid by an officer handling the inquest into firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim’s death to reverse the Coroner’s Court decision on recalling the 24th witness of the proceedings, Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) forensic expert Dr Ahmad Hafizam Hasmi, to testify.

FMT

Dr Ahmad conducted the post-mortem on the deceased.

Judge Ab Karim Ab Rahman made the decision after finding that the Shah Alam Coroner’s Court had erred in its decision to reject the inquest handler’s application to recall the expert witness.

“I find that there has been a mistake by the Coroner in that she took into consideration the points (proceedings) will not end (if the 24th witness was recalled).

“I agree with the application by the handler and that only the expert witness, who is also the 24th witness, be recalled to give his explanation and testimony,” he said.

The judge also said Dr Ahmad is needed to explain certain issues raised by another expert, Shahrom Abd Wahib.

He added that the coroner cannot leave out any evidence in making her decision.

Lawyer Kamaruzaman A Wahab, representing Adib’s family, said they would file an appeal over the revision, according to news portal FMT.


Earlier reports:

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