Court frees Cradle Fund CEO’s widow

Cradle Fund CEO Nazrin Hassan was initially thought to have died from injuries suffered when a mobile phone that was being charged exploded. (Bernama pic)

PETALING JAYA: The Magistrate’s Court here has released the wife of Cradle Fund CEO Nazrin Hassan.

She was released around 9pm after seven days of remand.

When contacted by FMT, her lawyer LS Leonard confirmed that Nazrin’s wife was released after the remand order expired.

“Glad that it has finally come to an end. I am hoping that the family can carry on with their routine from now on,” he said, adding that a police bail was imposed.

Nazrin’s wife was initially remanded for seven days following her arrest on Sept 3. Her former husband, who was also arrested on the same day, was released on Friday.

Yesterday, the High Court also ordered the release of two teenagers who were remanded in connection with Nazrin’s murder case.

High Court judge Justice Ab Karim Ab Rahman had ruled that the order made by the magistrates’ court to place the boys under remand was not justified.

Family members and child rights groups had protested at the Petaling Jaya Magistrate’s Court over the arrest of the boys.

In June, it was reported that Nazrin had died in a fire at his residence in Petaling Jaya.

At the time, Cradle Fund confirmed that the post-mortem report concluded he had died of complications from injuries suffered when a mobile phone that was being charged exploded.

However, authorities later confirmed that Nazrin’s death had been classified as murder.

Cradle Fund is a company under the finance ministry, set up to develop technology entrepreneurs and ecosystem start-up companies in Malaysia.