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Widow of Cradle Fund CEO and 2 teens charged with his murder

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PETALING JAYA: The widow of the late Cradle Fund chief executive officer Nazrin Hassan, two teenage boys and another woman have been charged with his murder.

Samirah Muzzafar, 44, and the two teenagers, aged 13 and 16, were jointly charged yesterday together with another woman, who is still at large, with the murder of Mr Nazrin between 11.30pm on June 13, 2018, and 4am on June 14, 2018, at a house in Mutiara Damansara.

It is understood that the woman who is still at large is an Indonesian who was working there as a maid.

The charge under Section 302 of the Penal Code carries the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

The boys were wearing school uniforms while Samirah wore a large blue shawl that covered her head and body.

They nodded their head to indicate that they understood the charge, which was read out by the court interpreter. No plea was recorded.

DPP Jamil Aripin asked the court for a gag order on the media not to publish the names and other details that could expose the identities of the minors in accordance to Section 15 of the Child Act 2001.

"I ask the court not to allow photographs of the children to be transmitted in electronic media as well," he said.

Mr Jamil also applied for the court to transfer the case to the High Court.

Magistrate Mohamad Ikhwan Mohd Nasir issued the gag order and ordered for the case to be transferred immediately to the High Court.

Lawyers L.S. Leonard and Mahinderjit Singh appeared for the accused. No dates have been fixed for mention.

Mr Nazrin, 45, had a young son with Samirah, three stepsons and a son from a previous marriage. - THE STAR