‘AG should build case against perpetrators’
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.