Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Wife Did Not Deem It Necessary to Inform Family Regarding Nazrin’s Death

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The High Court here was told today that the first accused in the murder case of Cradle Fund chief executive officer Nazrin Hassan did not deem it necessary to inform Nazrin’s immediate family regarding the victim’s demise.

The 24th prosecution witness, fireman Abdul Malek Mat Dui, 45, told the court that the accused, Samirah Muzaffar, who is also the wife of the victim, had said this to him when he asked her whether she had contacted the other family members at the scene of the incident.

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“When I arrived at the victim’s (Nazrin) house, I saw policemen downstairs near the main door of the house. There were also civilians near the police, besides firefighters from the Damansara Fire Station.

He said another fireman, whom he did not recognise, gave him a mobile phone which was in a wet condition, to be handed back to Samirah.

“I noticed that the mobile phone was wet, and I tried to help the victim’s wife (Samirah) turn on the phone. In the meantime, I asked the victim’s wife if she had informed the victim’s family members, to which she replied there was no need to,” he said.

Abdul Malek said he subsequently failed to turn on the phone because it was wet, so he removed the sim card from the phone for it to be used with another device.

“I then asked the victim’s wife to insert the sim card into another phone which could be used to inform the victim’s family members,” he said when asked by DPP Mohd Asnawi Abu Hanipah on why he had removed the sim card from the phone.

Samirah, 45, a former senior executive at the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia, and two teenagers, aged 17 and 14, have been charged along with Indonesian citizen Eka Wahyu Lestari, who is still at large, with Nazrin’s murder.

They were alleged to have committed the offence at a house in Mutiara Homes, Mutiara Damansara between 11.30 pm on June 13, 2018 and 4 am on June 14, 2018.

The trial continues tomorrow.


Earlier reports:

Jul 3, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Nazrin’s Sister Disagrees Siblings Were Not Close

Jun 29, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Evidence Room Used Only for Nazrin Case Exhibits

Jun 26, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: No SOP, No Records Made at Temporary Evidence Room

Jun 12, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Death Cert Details Prompted Request for Exhumation

Jun 9, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Hole in CEO’s Head Aroused Sister’s Suspicions

May 22, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Blackberry Phone Did Not Explode

May 15, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Three Fire Origins Detected at Burnt Home

Feb 15, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Sibling Aware of Death Threat Against Nazrin

Dec 31, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Widow Refused to Allow Insurance to Pay Deceased’s Debts

Dec 28, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Brother Gets Info on Post-Mortem from Health DG

Dec 27, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Blog Allegedly Penned by Nazrin About Brother

Dec 24, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Witness Never Heard of Fire from Exploding BlackBerry

Dec 17, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Tense Atmosphere

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Nov 29, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Another Witness Accused of Lying

Nov 15, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Heated Exchange Between Witness and Lawyer Shafee

Nov 8, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Nazrin’s Body Not Typical of Fire Victim

Oct 3, Fireman: Cradle Fund CEO Had Holes on Head, Fireworks Found in Victim’s Room

Oct 3, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Samirah’s Son Filed Police Report of Cops Lying to Him

Oct 2, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Fireman Says Widow Didn’t Seem Sad at His Death

Sept 28, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Cop Saw Head and Face Injuries on Deceased

Sept 20, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Public Entered House After Fire

Sept 20, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Cop Who Received Call on Fire, Photographer Testify

Sept 13, Cradle Fund CEO Murder Trial: Guard Tried to Break Down Bedroom Door

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