Get the murderers!

Selangor Police announces that the young Kedah-born fireman Adib Kassim’s death, who has been a victim on duty responding to the recent USJ temple riot, has been reclassified under murder investigation.

NST story:

Policemen stationed near the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in Subang Jaya. – NSTP/AIZUDDIN SAAD

KUALA LUMPUR: The death of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim is now a murder case.

Deputy Selangor police chief, Datuk Ab Rashid Ab Wahab, in confirming this, said the case is now being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code.

“The case was previously being investigated under Section 307 of the Penal Code for attempted murder, following the injuries sustained by Adib in the incident at the temple in Seafield, Subang Jaya last month.

“However, we have reclassified the case to murder,” he said in a brief statement tonight.

Adib died at the National Heart Institute tonight, almost a month after the incident at the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in Subang Jaya which ultimately cost him his life.

On Nov 27, the 24-year-old and his team had responded to a vehicle fire report outside the temple.

However, Adib was dragged out of the vehicle and set upon by a mob.

He was later rescued by members the public who rushed him to the Subang Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC) for treatment. He was later transferred to the IJN to receive further treatment.

He was subsequently placed on life support, with his condition critical.

Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim passed away at the National Heart Institute in Kuala Lumpur, this evening. – NSTP.

Despite initially showing signs of recovery, his condition took a turn for the worse on Sunday. IJN, in a statement, said his lung functions had deteriorated.

He passed away at 9.41pm tonight, with his family by his side.

The Sri Maha Mariamman Temple was reportedly the centre of a tug-of-war between rival committee members as well as a housing developer, which had bought the land it was located on.

Trouble began on the morning of Nov 26 when a clash broke out between two groups of people at the temple, with the riot defused only when police arrived.

The next day saw the incident which would eventually cost Adib’s life.

The Save Sri Maha Mariamman Temple task force had claimed that Adib was not assaulted by a group of rioters but was instead hit by a fire engine.

The claim was angrily refuted by the Fire and Rescue Department. Police later confirmed the department’s stand that a fire engine did not run Adib over, and that he was assaulted by rioters.

In the ensuing days, police arrested 106 people to facilitate a probe into the case. Four men, aged between 21 and 24, were the latest to be released on remand on Dec 10.


Some people should literally be hanged for the death of Adib, who was in uniform and pulled from he Fire Services van and lynched by the road as the two machine achieve arrive in respond to the calls of emergency as vehicles were burning caused the riot.

Adib and the entire firemen crew were in uniform and Fire Services when they were attacked.


The first media statement by Minister-in-charge of Unity, P Wathyamoorthy, who was once a leader of the leftist Hindu group which in the past fanned hatred and seditious statements, shocked the nation. Especially when he specially said the Police was not responding to the emergency call at the said USJ temple.

It also compounded the general public further anger against him..

Let us pray that they conclude this quite quickly and charge those amongst the 106 and probably others, for the Section 302 Penal Code crime.

In the list announced by the Police who have been investigated for recent racial and for seditious statements, Wathyamoorthy tops the list.

Our condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Adib, who volunteered in hazard and peril to save people and properties but instead lynched to death.


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