SHAH ALAM — July 3, 2019: A senior forensic and pathology expert formerly with a local hospital but now based in Britain today stated that the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) had used the wrong methodology in its experiments to determine the cause of death of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd. Kassim.
In this regard, Professor Dr. Shahrom Abd. Wahid was of the opinion that the experiments conducted by HKL forensics specialist Dr. Ahmad Hafizam Hasmi had failed to determine the object(s) that caused Adib’s injuries.
“The person who ran these experiments is inexperienced because the wrong methodology was used.
“We can’t take things lightly when we are conducting these experiments… he must know the concept and in this case, must know which was the object that had the most contact with the deceased (and caused his chest injuries),” Shahrom testified.
He also considered a report from Hafizam on Adib’s cause of death as incomplete.
In describing the incident involving Adib as complicated, Shahrom remarked that the report on the experiments should thus be of excellent standards.
“If (reports) on a complicated case like this are incomplete, a complete investigation must be done. To me, the report was satisfactory but not excellent.”
Shahrom, formerly a senior forensic and pathology expert at Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz, said visited the scene of the incident to obtain a clearer picture, which he decided after finding inconsistencies in the inquest’s testimonies and reports.
“I noticed that the reports and testimonies kept changing.
“For instance, one testimony stated how the deceased fell on the road shoulder here and then suddenly there is testimony that he fell on another road shoulder.
“I was fortunate enough to conduct experiments at both spots. I reject 100 percent (the conclusion) that the road shoulder was the cause of injuries; it does not make sense,” Shahrom contended.
Instead Sharom is confident Adib’s chest injuries were from a kick to the emergency medical rescue services van door.
“I observed that each vehicle was of the same height level, and (looked for) objects that were compatible with the injuries. Only the object on the van door seemed relevant to the injuries sustained by Adib.
“I am 80 to 90 per cent confident the injuries were caused by a kick to the van door.”
Adib of the Subang Jaya fire station, sustained serious injuries during rioting outside the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman Temple last November 27 and died on December 17. — Bernama