SHAH ALAM — March 12, 2019: Samirah Muzaffar, the widow of Cradle Fund Sdn. Bhd. CEO Nazrin Hassan, and two teen boys pleaded not guilty today to a charge of murdering him last June.
Samirah, 44, a former senior executive at Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia and the two boys aged 14 and 17, 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 here.
The court fixed April 11 for case management.
Samirah, clad in black baju kurung and grey scarf, arrived at the court together with the boys and were greeted by family members and friends.
Prosecutor Mohd. Zain Ibrahim told the court that the statements of 75 witnesses had been recorded but the prosecution had yet to determine who would be called to testify.
“We are not offering bail to all the accused and we will protest should they apply for bail,” he said.
Lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah for Samirah informed the court that he would file a bail application on another date.
He also lodged a complaint that his client had been placed in a separate dark room at Kajang Prison and was not given a pencil and notebook to make notes on the case.
“We hope the DPP will look into this matter. This is the first time I am hearing such a thing happening at Kajang Prison. My client was only released from the room after the complaint was lodged,” he said.
Zain replied that the prosecution will notify the prison authorities to ensure that the accused is accorded her rights.
Hisyam Teh, the lawyer for the boys, filed a complaint to the court that the 14-year-old who is currently placed at the Sentosa Hostel in Sentul, had been physically and sexually assaulted.
He thus appealed for the boy to be transferred to the Puncak Alam Corrective School where the 17-year-old is being detained.
Prosecutor Datuk Jamil Aripin however opposed the application on the grounds that the boys had been segregated according to age.
Judge Ab. Karim Ab. Rahman said he could not issue an instruction based solely on the complaint and requested Hisham to officially submit an application. — Bernama