Thursday, February 2

Waytha Moorthy to remain as minister – Dr M


Waytha Moorthy

PUTRAJAYA: P. Waytha Moorthy is to remain as the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department despite calls for him to step down following the inquest verdict on the death of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

“I don’t see any problem, so for now I can still keep him (Waytha Moorthy) as the minister,” he told reporters after launching the Security and Public Order Policy at the Home Ministry here today.

In January, Dr Mahathir was reported as saying that he would decide on Waytha Moorthy’s position after receiving the full findings of the inquest on Muhammad Adib.

On Sept 27, the Shah Alam Coroner’s Court ruled that Muhammad Adib died after he was assaulted by two or three unidentified people during a riot outside the Sri Maha Mariammam temple in USJ 25, Subang Jaya, Selangor last year.

Muhammad Adib who was a member of the emergency medical rescue services at the Subang Jaya Fire and Rescue station, died on Dec 17, 2018, after fighting for his life for 21 days. – Bernama