Cradle CEO murder trial begins today (Sept 6)

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  • Friday, 06 Sep 2019

SHAH ALAM (Bernama): The murder trial of Cradle Fund chief executive officer (CEO) Nazrin Hassan commences Friday (Sept 6) at the High Court here.

The high-profile murder trial will be heard before Justice Ab Karim Ab Rahman at about 9am.

The case should have started proceedings on Tuesday (Sept 3) but was postponed on the application of the defence as the counsel was also involved in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) case involving former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak which is going on at the Kuala Lumpur High Court.

Local media representatives from various agencies will be following the case which received wide coverage.

On March 12, former senior executive of Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO), Samirah Muzaffar, 44, who is also the wife of Nazrin, 47, and two teenagers, aged 14 and 17 were charged with an Indonesian national, Eka Wahyu Lestari who is still at large with the murder of Nazrin.

They were charged with committing the offence at a house in Mutiara Homes, Mutiara Damansara between 11.30pm on June 13,2018, and 4am on June 14,2018.

The charge was made under Section 302 of the Penal Code read with Section 34 of the same act which provides for the mandatory death sentence if found guilty.

The prosecution which was headed by Selangor prosecution director Datuk Salim Soib @Hamid, is expected to call about 60 witnesses for the trial.

Samirah is represented by lawyer Tan Sri Dr Muhammad Shafee Abdullah while the two teenagers were represented by Hisyam Teh Poh Teik. - Bernama

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