Fireman Adib’s Family to Sue Police

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The family of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, who succumbed to injuries sustained during a riot, plans to commence civil action against the police soon.

Speaking to FMT, the family’s lawyer Mohd Kamaruzaman A Wahab said his clients maintained that Adib’s death was a result of an assault, in line with a coroner’s inquest which held that fireman Adib had been murdered by two or more unidentified persons.


He was commenting on Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador’s remarks that no reliable eyewitness had been found to say they saw Adib being assaulted.

“We will commence civil action against the police soon. The suit is to seek compensation for the police’s failure to control the situation on the day which led to Adib’s death,” Kamaruzaman said.

Previously, Hamid had said police had reached a dead end in their investigation and had exhausted all means to find reliable witnesses who could clearly testify that they had seen Adib being dragged and assaulted.

Hamid also suggested that police set up a task force to look into the testimony provided by expert pathologists who looked into Adib’s death. The two pathologists gave different theories on how Adib had died.

Investigations into the case are still ongoing.

Adib died at IJN from injuries he received after being dispatched to the scene of a riot outside the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in Subang Jaya in November 2018. – FMT