KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 30 2018 : Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah today visited fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim who was critically injured during a riot at the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in USJ 25, Putra Heights, last Tuesday.
Sultan Nazrin arrived at the National Heart Institute (IJN) at 9 am and present to receive him was Fire and Rescue Department director-general Datuk Muhammad Hamdan Wahid.
During the 30-minute visit, Sultan Nazrin was briefed by a doctor-on-duty on Muhammad Adib’s condition and also handed over some contributions to the fireman’s family.
In a statement issued by IJN yesterday, the 24-year-old fireman was reported to be showing signs of waking up and responding to some verbal command, but still being kept highly sedated to allow his organs to recover.
In the incident early Tuesday morning, Muhammad Adib was believed to have been assaulted by a group of rioters while responding to an emergency at the temple.
Muhammad Adib who is suffering from fractured ribs and internal injuries was earlier treated at the Subang Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC) before he was transferred to IJN on Tuesday night.
The fracas at the temple, which occurred about 2.30 am, was stirred over the relocation of the 100-year-old temple. The riots occurred at the vicinity of the temple and the One City shopping centre. – Bernama