By Nizam Zain
KUALA LUMPUR – Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah expressed his sadness after witnessing the injuries sustained by fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim who was assaulted in a riot at the Sri Maha Mariamman temple.
“His Majesty said that He was saddened by what happened to Muhammad Adib and we pray that he will recover soon.
“At this moment, the National Heart Institute (IJN), its specialists and medical officers are working round the clock to ensure intensive treatment is given to Adib,” said the Director-General of Fire and Rescue Deparment Datuk Mohamad Hamdan Wahid in a media conference at the lobby of IJN today.
In a statement yesterday, IJN said that the 24-year-old fireman has shown signs of improvement and responded to several oral instructions.
Muhammad Adib however, is placed under sedative to enable his organs to recover.
In the violent riot on Tuesday, Muhammad Adib, from the Emergency Medical Response Services (EMRS) unit member of the Subang Jaya Fire and Rescue Department, was believed to be assaulted by a group of rioters when he was in an operation to put out fire of a vehicle at the temple’s vicinity.
He suffered from broken ribs which punctured his lungs besides other internal injuries.
The riot which started around 2.30 a.m. on Monday was triggered by the relocation issue of the Hindu temple which went out of control. -MalaysiaGazette