Firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, who died on 17 December from injuries he sustained during the riots at the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in Subang Jaya last month, was honoured in the Fire and Rescue Department's Monument of Fallen Heroes
It is located at the Central Region Fire and Rescue Academy in Kuala Kubu Baru.
According to Bernama, the name of Adib Kassim was placed at the monument in a 'Red Hero Appreciation' ceremony to commemorate the service and sacrifice of the late fireman to the country
The Central Region Fire and Rescue Academy's commandant Md Ali Ismail said that firefighter Adib Kassim was a symbol of sacrifice and struggle of every fireman.
A hero who fought to the end of his life
Ismail also said that Adib is like a hero to them who fought to the end of his life.
"As such the name of Muhammad Adib would be etched in the hearts of all Malaysians especially for us donning the same uniform as him.
"The monument is a symbol of the Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) as well as the academy to remember our fallen heroes in perpetuity," he said in a statement today.
The Monument of 'Fallen Heroes', which was officiated by JBPM director-general Muhamad Hamdan in September this year, currently bears the names of twenty-three firefighters who died in the course of duty throughout the country recorded since 1993