Najib, Rosmah visit injured fireman

KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Najib Razak and his wife, Rosmah Mansor, paid a visit today to the fireman who was seriously injured in the fracas at the Sri Maha Mariamman temple in USJ 25, Subang Jaya, last week.

They arrived at the National Heart Institute (IJN) here at 11am and spent about half an hour with Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, who remains in critical but stable condition.

When met by reporters later, Najib said Adib had been conscious and aware of his visitors.

“He gave the thumbs up sign for the first time. It is a very significant improvement.

“I pray his condition will improve,” he said, adding that Adib had been able to hear although he still could not speak.

Rosmah meanwhile said she was grateful that Adib was getting better.

“I pray he will fully recover in time for his wedding on Dec 21,” she said, adding that as a mother, she empathised with what his family and fiancee were going through.

Adib had been part of a team of firemen responding to the situation at the Sri Maha Mariamman temple on Nov 27.

He was rushed to the hospital after what is believed to have been an attack by the mob at the temple on the second morning of the disturbance.

He was initially taken to the Subang Jaya Medical Centre but transferred to IJN for further treatment.

Two days ago, he was taken off the life support machine for his heart as it was no longer needed.