Magistrate's Court records objection raised by lawyers for Zayn Rayyan's parents

PETALING JAYA: The Magistrate's Court here has recorded an objection by lawyers representing the parents of autistic child Zayn Rayyan Abdul Matiin, who was found dead last year.

Lawyer Mahmud Jumaat said when met by the press that the objection was made under Section 26(1) of the Evidence Act due to an application filed by the police.

He explains that the objection was filed because a confession made by a person on remand while under the police's supervision could not be used in the court unless the admission was made in front of the Magistrate.

He said his client had given a statement before Magistrate Zhafran Rahim Hamzah on Wednesday (June 12).

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Mahmud also urged the public not to speculate or spread any unverified facts linking Zayn Rayyan’s parents' alleged involvement with the six-year-old child’s death.

“There are significant discrepancies between my client's statement and what was circulated.

“I urge the public to cooperate and respect the investigation process. Tomorrow, we will know the results of the investigation as well as the charges,” he added.

Earlier, Mahmud and lawyer Fahmi Abd Moin arrived at the courthouse at 11.15am and 11.20am respectively.

Fahmi explained that the defence counsel was not late and was only informed of the proceedings involving their client through the media.

“We were only informed that there was a closed-door proceeding at 9 am this morning, where the investigation officer would bring our client to the Magistrate Court for a proceeding. For us, this is unusual and strange,” he added.

Zayn's parents are still on a six-day remand extension that ends on Thursday (June 13). Only his mother was present for Wednesday's proceedings.

This is a second remand extension following the end of the first seven-day remand.

On Dec 6, last year, Zayn was found dead at a stream near Apartment Idaman, Damansara Damai.

Based on a post-mortem conducted, it was concluded that the six-year-old was murdered.

The case took a turn when his parents were arrested by the Selangor Criminal Investigation Department on May 31.

On Monday (June 10), Zayn Rayyan’s mother was brought to her home at Idaman Apartment in Damansara Damai to re-enact the incident before the boy’s disappearance. Mahmud said it was a normal procedure to complete the investigation process by the authorities.

Previously, Selangor police chief Datuk Hussein Omar Khan said that the re-enactment was one of the procedures necessary to complete the investigation before the case was presented to the deputy public procedure for further action.

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