Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Has AG committed contempt in Fireman Adib's inquest?

From MM Online:

Firefighter Muhammad Adib’s family files contempt proceeding against AG

Attorney General Tommy Thomas is seen at the Palace of Justice in Putrajaya February 11, 2019. The family of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim has filed an ex-parte application to initiate committal proceeding against Thomas for contempt in the inquest into the fireman’s death

Picture by Mukhriz Hazim

SHAH ALAM, July 16 — The family of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim has filed an ex-parte application to initiate committal proceeding against Attorney General Tommy Thomas for contempt in the inquest into the fireman’s death.

Lawyer Kamaruzaman A Wahab, representing the family, told Coroner Rofiah Mohamad this during the inquest proceeding, which entered its 49th day, at the Coroner’s Court here today.

The application was filed by Muhammad Adib’s father, Mohd Kassim Abdul Hamid, 64, through Messrs. Mohd Zubir Embong & Associates this morning, said Kamaruzaman.

Rofiah said she would study the application tomorrow.

Meanwhile, lawyer Mohd Zubir, when met by reporters, claimed that the AG had committed contempt through an affidavit that was filed by the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) last April 3.

He said in the affidavit, Thomas stated that Muhammad Adib’s death was not caused by him being beaten, ahead of the Coroner’s Court ruling on the matter.

“Thomas also attempted to suppress lawyer Syazlin from discharging her task as an advocate and solicitor, and lawful court official when representing the Housing and Local Government Ministry, Fire and Rescue Department and Muhammad Adib’s family,” he added.


Mohd Zubir said a copy of the application notice had been served on the AG’s representative, deputy public prosecutor Faten Hadni Khairuddin, who is the conducting officer in the inquest at noon today.

Earlier during the inquest proceeding, the 30th witness, a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Ir Dr Amir Radzi Abd Ghani was called to testify on the number of blows received by Muhammad Adib on the chest that had caused him to suffer such injury.

Muhammad Adib, 24, who was also a member of the emergency medical rescue services (EMRS) at Subang Jaya Fire and Rescue station, was seriously injured in a riot at Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, USJ 25, Subang Jaya on November 27, 2018.

He passed away on December 17, after 21 days at the National Heart Institute. — Bernama


  1. Contempt? Contempt of what? This is not a trial, this is an inquest. To find out what happened. Nobody is accused of doing anything wrong.....yet.

    At the inquest experts are called to give their opinions to the coroner. Anyone can make, read or hear public opinions on newspapers, radio, TV, social media etc. Politicians, NGOs...bloggers...Why can’t the AGC state their opinion through an affidavit?

    The Coroner not stupid, she can decide who to listen to.

    1. what's the point of having an inquest if Thomas has decided on the verdict ahead of the Coroner’s Court ruling on the matter.

  2. Look more likely there is a conspiracy to nail a(more?) Hindu m'sian for this unfortunate accident!

    The intruding melayu involved have gone dark, the group of lier firemen conspicuous covered up all evidences.

    Meanwhile all out efforts r done to make VERY sure that adib's death is ckassified as murder!

    The latest lalang expert from that u-know-where kangkung factory DARE to make statement to prove his engineering training of not-knowing-conservation-of-momentum!

    It would be a lucky day, if the coroner finally declares the case as a death by unknown mean!

  3. The Malaysian Constitution gives the Attorney General has the duty and power to provide his legal advice to the government and related bodies.
    There is no contempt of court. There is no trial.

    He is not prejudging the outcome of the inquest, but no one can prevent him from providing his judgement and opinion.

    There are zombie groups which are going all out to ensure a "Murder" verdict for the inquest, so they want to muzzle Tommy Thomas.
    It won't work, because his duties and powers are mandated by the Constitution, you can't muzzle him.

    Unfortunately , there are some Cinapeks who are aligned with and aiding and abetting the Zombie groups.

    1. There always will be some Cinapeks and Chapchengs who will align to anything as long as the dedak given is lucrative enough.

  4. I believe someone, somewhere has a video of the site where the victim was at the time of alleged incident.

    And that someone is not willing to release it to anybody until he/she sees the ending/result of all these silap mata to enable justice is given to the victim.

    In the meantime, what happen to those thugs who attacked the temple starting of this riot and those who damaged the developers office?

    Why aren't they all charged for rioting? Does it need another RCI or Task Force to be set up?