Teen convicted for tahfiz fire deaths

KUALA LUMPUR: Tears streamed down the face of a 19-year-old as he was convicted for the murder of 21 students and two teachers who died in a fire at Pusat Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah about three years ago.

The teenager, who was 16 at the time of the offence and cannot be named due to his age, started tearing up as High Court judge Justice Azman Abdullah delivered the decision here yesterday.

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