Tommy Thomas cleared of contempt in Adib inquest

On July 16, Kassim filed an ex parte application for a committal order against Thomas for allegedly insulting the court through the filing of an affidavit by the Attorney-General’s Chambers on April 3, which indicated that Adib’s death was not caused by injuries sustained. Source (pic): TTF

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The Shah Alam High Court today cleared Attorney-General Tommy Thomas of contempt of court in last year’s inquest into the death of fire and rescue personnel Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim.

Judicial commissioner Meor Hashimi Abd Hamid in his decision said that Adib’s father, Mohd Kassim Abdul Hamid in his application had failed to comply with Order 52 of the High Court rules for non- disclosure of material facts.

On Aug 28, coroner Rofiah Mohamad allowed Kassim’s application to initiate committal proceedings against Thomas for contempt in the inquest into his son’s death.

On Sept 27, Rofiah ruled that “more than two unidentified persons” had killed Adib, who died after succumbing to injuries he sustained when he was dispatched to the scene of a riot outside the Sri Maha Mariamman temple in November 2018


SHAH ALAM: The Shah Alam High Court today cleared Attorney-General Tommy Thomas of contempt of court in last year’s inquest into the death of fire and rescue personnel Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim.

Judicial commissioner Meor Hashimi Abd Hamid in his decision said that Adib’s father, Mohd Kassim Abdul Hamid in his application had failed to comply with Order 52 of the High Court rules for non- disclosure of material facts.




“The coroner (Rofiah Mohamad) also failed to consider some of the matters raised by the Attorney-General and his officer (Hamdan Hamzah) in their affidavits,” he said allowing Thomas’ appeal.

He added that the coroner had also taken into account matters outside the ambit of the contempt application.

Meor Hashim also ruled that the coroner had jurisdiction to hear the complaint against Thomas for showing disrespect to the court.

On July 16, Kassim filed an ex parte application for a committal order against Thomas for allegedly insulting the court through the filing of an affidavit by the Attorney-General’s Chambers on April 3, which indicated that Adib’s death was not caused by injuries sustained.

The affidavit was filed while the inquest into Adib’s death was underway.

On Aug 28, Rofiah allowed Kassim’s application to initiate committal proceedings against Thomas for contempt in the inquest into his son’s death.

Rofiah said she came to the conclusion after studying the documents and affidavits submitted by both parties, and Kassim had proven a prima facie case against Thomas.

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On Sept 27, Rofiah ruled that “more than two unidentified persons” had killed Adib, who died after succumbing to injuries he sustained when he was dispatched to the scene of a riot outside the Sri Maha Mariamman temple in November 2018

Adib, 24, a personnel from the Subang Jaya Fire and Rescue Department, sustained severe injuries in the riot at the temple in USJ 25, Subang Jaya, on Nov 27, 2018. He died on Dec 17 at the National Heart Institute.

Lawyers Ambiga Sreenevasan, Zainur Zakaria and Senior Federal Counsel S Narkunavathy represented Thomas, while Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdullah on behalf of Kassim.

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