Three claim trial to murder of Cradle Fund CEO


The widow of Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd CEO Nazrin Hassan and two teen boys pleaded not guilty in the Shah Alam High Court yesterday to a charge of murdering Nazrin in June last year.

Samirah Muzaffar, 44, a former senior executive at Intellectual Property Corp of Malaysia, and the two boys, aged 13 and 16, entered the plea after the charge was read out separately to them before Judge Datuk Ab Karim Ab Rahman.

Samirah, the two teenagers and Indonesian national Eka Wahyu Lestari, who is still at large, were charged with the murder of Nazrin, 47, at a house in Mutiara Homes, near Shah Alam, between 11.30pm on June 13, 2018, and 4am on June 14, 2018.

The charge, under Section 302 of the Penal Code and read together with Section 34 of the same code, provides for the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

The court fixed April 11 for case management.

Samirah, clad in a black baju kurung and grey scarf, arrived at the court together with the two teens at 8.30am and was greeted by family members and friends who sat at the public gallery.

During the proceedings, deputy public prosecutor Mohd Zain Ibrahim informed the court that statements of 75 witnesses had been recorded, but the prosecution had yet to determine the number of those to be called to testify. — Bernama