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Cradle Fund CEO's death classified as murder

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Police have confirmed the death of Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd chief executive officer, Nazrin Hassan, on June 14 has now been classified as a murder case.

Selangor CID chief SAC Fadzil Ahmat said the case had been classified under Section 302 of the Penal Code on Friday (Aug 3).

“The decision was made based on the reports of the Fire and Rescue Department as well as the post-mortem,” he said in a statement today.

In June, the media reported Nazrin had died in a fire at his residence in Petaling Jaya at about 12.20pm.

Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd in a statement then confirmed the post-mortem report concluded that Nazrin had died of complications from injuries as a result of an explosion of a mobile phone being charged nearby.

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

It is the agency which provided initial funding for successful companies such as Grab (MyTeksi) and iMoney.

- Bernama 

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