Couple remanded on death of Cradle CEO


A Married couple was remanded four days from yesterday to assist in the investigations into the death of Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd CEO Nazrin Hassan in a fire in his house in June.

The remand order against the couple, aged 39 and 41 was issued by Petaling Jaya Magistrate’s Court assistant registrar Hairul Azhar Mohd Ishak to facilitate investigations under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

The offence carries a mandatory death penalty, upon conviction.

On Sept 4, police obtained a seven-day remand order against Nazrin’s wife and her ex-husband.

Police had also arrested Nazrin’s two teenage stepsons at their grandfather’s house in Taman Tun Dr Ismail on Sept 8.

The teenagers were released on Sept 12 after a High Court judge rejected the police application for an extended remand order.

The death of Nazrin had been reclassified under Section 302 of the Penal Code after the Fire and Rescue Department forensic report showed the presence of petrol at the location of the incident, apart from results of a post-mortem.

It was earlier believed that Nazrin had died of smoke inhalation after his room caught fire at his home in Mutiara Damansara in Petaling Jaya at about 12.20pm on June 14.

Cradle Fund is a company under the Finance Ministry. It was set up to develop technology entrepreneurs and ecosystem start-up companies in Malaysia. — Bernama