Stepsons of Cradle Fund CEO freed on remand revision


The Shah Alam High Court yesterday granted a revision on the seven-day remand order issued by the Magistrate Court on the two stepsons of Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd CEO Nazrin Hassan who died in a fire in June.

Judge Datuk Ab Karim Ab Rahman in making the decision said the court found there was no strong justification submitted by the investigation officer (IO) to remand the two teenagers aged 14 and 16 from Sept 9 to 15.

“There is no justification to detain the two teenagers for seven days.

“So, I revised the remand order to end at 5pm today,” he said yesterday when granting the revision submitted by the teenagers’ counsel, Hisyam Teh Poh Teik (picture).

Ab Karim in his judgement said the Petaling Jaya Magistrate’s Court was not meticulous in considering the need for remand on the two teenagers, in which a period of two to three days would have been sufficient for the investigation on them.

Deputy public prosecutor Ahmad Nazneen when arguing against the remand revision said the seven-day remand was appropriate based on the 14 reasons provided by the IO.

On Sunday, both teenagers were brought to the Petaling Jaya Magistrate’s Court and Magistrate Nor Ariffin Hisham ordered them to be remanded until Sept 15. The two brothers were picked up from their grandfather’s house in Taman Tun Dr Ismail at about 4pm, one day earlier.

Police had before this detained their mother and father before remanding them for seven days to assist in the investigation into the CEO’s case.

Nonetheless, their father was released after the remand period ended on Sept 7, while their mother is still being remanded until Thursday.

Earlier, Selangor CID chief senior assistant commissioner Fadzil Ahmat said the death of Nazrin had been re-classified under Section 302 of the Penal Code after the Fire and Rescue Department forensic report showed the presence of petrol at the incident location, apart from the results of a post-mortem. — Bernama