Justice Minister says Cabinet must see full special inquiry report into Adib’s death in September

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Wan Junaidi said the report contained various opinions from appointed experts and representatives of relevant ministries, departments and agencies. — photo by Bernama

By Zarah Morden

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 3:50 PM MYT

KUALA LUMPUR, August 31 – The government’s special commission will finally submit its full investigation report into the death of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim to Cabinet next month.

De facto Justice Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the comprehensive report was completed within the nine-month deadline today from when the special committee began its investigations on 21 last December.

He said the report contains various opinions from appointed experts and representatives of relevant ministries, departments and agencies.

“This special committee has also implemented various initiatives to identify the cause of death, including interview sessions of witnesses in the case and investigative document review sessions at the committee’s war room which have takes place almost every week.

“In addition, incident reconstruction sessions were also held with all relevant agencies to simulate the incident based on closed-circuit television (CCTV), video recordings and witness statements from the incident,” he said in a statement today.

Adib, 24, was a member of the emergency medical rescue services unit of Subang Jaya Fire and Rescue Station and he was seriously injured during a riot at the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple at USJ ​​25, Subang Jaya on November 27, 2018.

He was then taken to Subang Jaya Medical Center and then transferred to the National Heart Institute.

Despite showing signs of recovery, he died three weeks later on December 17.

The coroner’s court ruled on September 27, 2019, that Adib died as a result of foul play committed by more than two unidentified people, but no one has been prosecuted so far despite multiple arrests.

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