‘AG should build case against per­pe­tra­tors’

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timely trans­fer to IJN on Tues­day.

“With­out the proper mod­ern med­i­cal at­ten­tion and equip­ment in IJN, he would be dead by now,” Ma­hathir said.

Muham­mad Adib is be­lieved to have been as­saulted by a mob on Wed­nes­day while his team was re­spond­ing to a call about ve­hi­cles on fire near the tem­ple.

On po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tions that lawyers for One City De­vel­op­ment Sdn Bhd had hired thugs to in­tim­i­date those at the tem­ple, Ma­hathir said it was a wrong move.

“If we can find out who is re­spon­si­ble, I feel that the at­tor­ney-gen­eral should build a case.”

On a re­quest by the tem­ple man­age­ment for him to in­ter­vene in the is­sue, Ma­hathir said he will is­sue a state­ment on the mat­ter in Par­lia­ment to­day.

At a press con­fer­ence at IJN last night, Fire and Res­cue Depart­ment di­rec­tor-gen­eral Datuk Mo­hamad Ham­dan Wahid said Muham­mad Adib had not been hit by a fire en­gine as claimed by some quar­ters, based on a video be­ing widely shared on so­cial me­dia.

He said the man in the video was Muham­mad Adib’s col­league, Mohd Hazim Mohd Rahimi, 31.

Mo­hamad Ham­dan was com­ment­ing on claims by Seafield Sri Maha Mari­amman Tem­ple task force sec­re­tary V. K. Regu, who said the video clearly shows Muham­mad Adib was hit by a fire truck, and not at­tacked.

Mo­hamad Ham­dan said the depart­ment will be lodg­ing a po­lice re­port on the mat­ter.

Mohd Hazim, who was present at the press con­fer­ence, con­firmed that he is the per­son shown in the video.

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