SHAH ALAM — Dec. 4, 2019: Investigations by a fireman showed signs that the fire in the bedroom in which an executive’s body was found in June last year may have been started deliberately.
For one, the fire was concentrated only at certain areas of the room. Some flammable materials including papers and tissue rolls near the victim and a bed did not burn.
In reply to prosecutor Ashyraf Ashy’ari Kamaruzaman, fire investigations officer Abdul Halim Zulkefeli explained that there were parts of the body of Cradle Fund CEO Nazrin Hassan which were not burnt.
It was the same for a bed and this showed that the fire was concentrated in a particular area, in a planned way.
When asked if a fire in this instance required an agent, Halim replied in the affirmative, saying that for such a fire to occur, usually an agent or tool that can help spark the fire is used, such as petrol, diesel and other fuels. In this case results from a test by a scientific officer showed that petrol was used.
Nazrin’s widow, Samirah Muzaffar, and two teenagers are jointly charged with Indonesian citizen Eka Wahyu Lestari with murdering Nazrin at Mutiara Homes, Pearl Damansara. Eka is missing.
To another question, Halim said he considered the possibility of a short-circuit being the cause but did not find anything to this effect.