Prisons Dept denies claims Cradle Fund CEO’s wife detained in dark room

KUALA LUMPUR, The Malaysian Prisons Department today denied claims by lawyer Tan Sri Dr Muhammad Shafee Abdullah that his client, Samirah Muzaffar, the widow of Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Nazrin Hassan, has been detained in a dark and isolated room.

The department’s prison policy director Datuk Nordin Muhamad said Samirah was placed alone in the room next to that of the officer on duty at the Kajang Women’s Prison.

“(Samirah’s placement in the room) is based on the category and control requirements in line with the categorisation of prisoners under the Prison Rules 2000.