Umno: Inquest only delays justice for Adib

Modified 28 Dec 2018, 11:21 am

Acting Umno president Mohamad Hasan has criticised the authorities for proceeding with an inquest on the death of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim.

In a statement today, Mohamad said the inquest's mandate was to identify how Adib died, not identify those responsible for his death.

Mohamad said the police should instead complete their investigations and identify the culprits.

"The people are now scrutinising the government as to whether it follows the rule of law or whether they are only using legal provisions to delay justice for Adib," he said.

Mohamad questioned why the attorney-general had called for an inquest despite the ongoing police investigations for murder.

Muhammad Adib died on Dec 17. He was injured when firemen tried to put out a fire during a riot on Nov 27. The post-mortem report has yet to be released. 

Share this story


By posting a comment, you agree to our Terms & Conditions as stipulated in full here


Foul language, profanity, vulgarity, slanderous, personal attack, threatening, sexually-orientated comments or the use of any method of communication that may violate any law or create needless unpleasantness will not be tolerated. Antisocial behaviour such as "spamming" and "trolling" will be suspended. Violators run the risk of also being blocked permanently.


Please use the report feature that is available below each comment to flag offending comments for our moderators to take action. Do not take matters in your own hands to avoid unpleasant and unnecessary exchanges that may result in your own suspension or ban.