SHAH ALAM — July 24, 2019: The inquest to determine the cause of death of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd. Kassim during rioting outside a Hindu temple in Seafield USJ last November came to an end today after 41 days of hearing that began on February 11.
Heard by coroner Rofiah Mohamad were testimonies from 30 witnesses. Viewed were 137 exhibits.
Before announcing the decision to conclude the inquest today, Rofiah said interested parties can provide their written submissions by August 21. It is learned that only Adib’s family intends to do this.
Adib, of the Subang Jaya fire and rescue station, was severely injured outside the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple early on Nov. 27. He died on December 17 while being treated at the National Heart Institute.
Some claimed that he was injured when a fire truck reversed into him while others alleged that he was assaulted by rioters.
Rofiah said she was satisfied with the testimonies and would not call any more witnesses.
Among those who testified were Kuala Lumpur Hospital forensic specialist Dr. Ahmad Hafizam Hasmi and a Malaysian forensic pathologist now based in the United Kingdom, Professor Dr. Shahrom Abd. Wahid. — Bernama