SHAH ALAM — Sept. 26, 2019: A High Court has disallowed an application by the Attorney-General’s Chambers to have its criminal appeal heard as a civil matter in reference to committal proceedings filed by the father of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd. Kassim who died during a riot in November last year.
Accordingly, judge Datuk Meor Hashimi Abd. Hamid fixed November 22 for the appeal by the AG against a decision in August by the coroner’s court to allow the committal proceedings filed by Mohd. Kassim Abdul Hamid to proceed against the AG.
On the same day, the court will hear an application by Kassim for the AG’s appeal to be struck out, said Kassim’s lawyer Abi Mursyidin Awal to reporters today.
The ruling affirms a decision last Monday by an assistant registrar that the committal proceedings will proceed as a criminal matter.
On July 16, an ex parte application for a committal order against the AG Tommy Thomas was filed by Kassim for allegedly insulting the court through an affidavit on April 3 which indicated that Adib’s death was not caused by injuries.
The affidavit was filed while the inquest into Adib’s death was ongoing. The decision from the inquest which lasted 41 days is due for tomorrow.
Adib died last December 17 after sustaining injuries on Nov. 27 during rioting outside the USJ Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman Temple. — Bernama