SHAH ALAM — March 4, 2019: Samirah Muzaffar, the widow of Cradle Fund CEO Nazrin Hassan, her two teenage sons and one person still at large were this afternoon charged with his murder in June last year.
Samirah, 44, a former executive at Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia, and the boys aged 13 and 16 nodded to indicate they understood the charge.
Present in the public gallery were family members of the three, including wheelchair-bound analyst and social activist Dr. Chandra Muzaffar.
Samirah, the boys and Eka Wahyu Lestari, who is still missing, were charged murdering Nazrin, 47, at a house in Mutiara Homes here between June 13 and June 14 last year.
The court allowed the application by prosecutor Datuk Jamil Aripin for the case to be transferred to the High Court.
Also allowed was Jamil’s application for a gag order on the media not to publish the names, photographs and other details that could expose the identities of the minors.
A court on October 1 allowed police to exhume Nazrin’s remains to allow for a second post-mortem after Nazrin’s death was reclassified as murder on August 3 following an investigation that found traces of petrol in the house. It was initially reported that Nazrin had died in a fire caused by an explosion of his mobile phone. — Bernama