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[ LOCAL NEWS ] Assault of firefighter first ever in Fire and Rescue Dept history, says former D-G

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Post by NakedWife » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:19 pm

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Sultan Nazrin Shah (4th right) visits Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim in the hospital. — Foto Bernama





KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 1 — Former Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) director-general Datuk Dr Soh Chai Hock described the assault of firefighter Muhammad Adib in the riot at the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in USJ 25 near Subang Jaya on Tuesday, as the first such case in the history of the department.

Soh who was with JBPM for 36 years said such incidents had never happened during his tenure.

“I’m now 74 years old, no firemen had been beaten up this way. This is probably because they (the rioters) do not understand our work.

“Our job is not to fight with people but to put out fires, to protect property and life and to carry out humanitarian services,” he told reporters after visiting Muhammad Adib at IJN here today.

Soh also expressed sympathy to the firefighter and hoped the police would take firm action against the rioters who injured him.

“Those involved should be brought to justice and to face the necessary punishment,” he said.

In the early morning incident, Muhammad Adib who was on duty, was believed to have been beaten up by a group of rioters during a fire-fighting operation in front of the temple. — Bernama








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Injured fireman Adib now able to nod, open eyes

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Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad checks in on fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim at the National Heart Institute in Kuala Lumpur November 28, 2018. — Picture by Firdaus Latif





KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 — Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, the firefighter who was seriously injured in the recent riot incident at Sri Maha Mariamman temple in USJ 25, Subang Jaya is now able to nod, open his eyes and understand instructions.

Describing this as a more positive development than before, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Dr Md Farid Rafik said the 24-year-old was, however, still in critical condition but stable, and still required the support of his family members and colleagues.

“So far, he (Adib) is able to nod, open his eyes and understand instructions.

“That is why there are requests from his close relatives to talk to him,” he said today at a brief news conference at the National Heart Institute, here, where the fireman is warded for treatment.

Farid said the Prime Minister’s Department and Tun Dr Mahathir himself were always following the developments of Muhammad Adib’s condition.

“Tun Dr Mahathir makes sure that he is briefed on a regular basis about his (Adib) condition,” he said.

Also present were Deputy Finance Minister, Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah and Deputy Entrepreneur Development Minister, Datuk Dr Mohd Hatta Ramli who spent about 30 minutes visiting the injured fireman.

However, attempts by the Bernama reporter present to enquire from Muhammad Adib’s family members on his condition failed as they declined to be interviewed.

In the riot incident in the early hours of Nov 27, Muhammad Adib was assaulted by a group of unknown persons while involved in an operation to put out the flames of torched vehicles in front of the temple. — Bernama








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