SHAH ALAM — Aug. 9, 2019: The coroner’s court is agreeable to having a senior federal counsel attend and submit at a hearing on August 21 for a committal order application from the father of fireman Muhammad Adib against the attorney-general.
Coroner Rofiah Mohamad made the decision after hearing submissions from lawyer Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla, representing Adib’s family, and senior federal counsel S. Narkunavathy.
Adib’s father Mohd. Kassim is seeking a committal order against Attorney-General Tommy Thomas for allegedly insulting the court through an affidavit by the chambers on April 3 which indicated that Adib’s death was not caused by injuries.
The affidavit was filed while the inquest into the cause of Adib’s death was underway.
Adib died on last December 17 after sustaining injuries on November 27 during rioting outside the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman Temple.
Rofiah said the court would not refer to two prior affidavits filed by the AGC and then deputy public prosecutor Hamdan Hamzah.
On July 24, in his response to the committal application, Thomas claimed that his office had never ordered Hamdan to file the affidavit.
He pointed out that during an inquest, no party is allowed to take a position until the proceeding is over.
When met outside the court, Haniff repeated his call for Thomas to issue an apology. — Bernama