Hafizam conducted the post-mortem after firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim died from injuries sustained during rioting outside the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman Temple late last November.
Her contention is that recalling a relevant witness would lead to a fair decision and in this case is important due to a dispute between two experts on the mechanism of the injuries suffered by Adib.
However, lawyer Syazlin Mansor, representing the Ministry of Housing and Local Government, the Fire and Rescue Department and Adib’s family, objected because all witnesses had been given fair and equal opportunity to testify.
She pointed out that if the court allowed Hafizam to provide a rebuttal, the matter will come to no end because he can then ask for his witness for his witness to be recalled.
The lawyer referred to another inquest where the operators did not recall two pathologists who conducted a post-mortem.
Coroner Rofiah Mohamad will rule tomorrow on the application.
Adib, from the Subang Jaya fire station, was seriously injured in the rioting on November 27 and died on December 17 while being treated at the at the National Heart Institute. — Bernama