SHAH ALAM — March 26, 2019: A forensic expert found no injury signs to show that firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd. Kassim was forcefully pulled out of a van during rioting outside the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman Temple late last November.
According to Dr. Ahmad Hafizam Hasmi of the Kuala Lumpur Hospital, if someone was forcefully dragged most times there would be grip marks on the part of the body used to pull the person.
Hafizam told prosecutor Hamdan Hamzah today that there were also no injury signs to show that Adib’s shirt or the collar was tugged.
The doctor further expressed his disappointment after he was attacked on Facebook over his testimony last week.
“In the FB post, I was humiliated and accused of having lied.
The post was like this: ‘Dear Doc, if could all staff who involved can give a statement, I am the first who will stand up and said that it is not by accident. His (Adib) injury was caused by violence, from few force. We saw the wound, we treat him, we initiated the EMCO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation).
“We saw his face, we saw the bruises all over his body and so many things that I can not even tell here, we are not blind, so do you, (sic).”
Adib, 24, who was a member of the Subang Jaya Fire and Rescue Station, was badly injured in the rioting on November 27 and died almost a month later at the National Heart Institute.
Hafizam, who has testified over 20 times in court, called on anyone with further information about Adib’s injuries to come forward with their statements. — Bernama