Malaysian CEO dies after smartphone explodes while charging: In another tragic incident caused by smartphones, Nazrin Hassan, the Cradle Fund CEO, died after one of his phones exploded at the moment he was charging the same.
The Malaysian Ministry of Finance, Nazrin Hassan, the Cradle Fund is the owner was using the Huawei smartphones and the BlackBerry phones. He kept his Both of the smartphones on charging in His bedroom.
The explosion led to a fire on the mattress in the room and the impact was so devastating that it was difficult to identify which phone is actually burst.
The family’s version
By the way, as per the deceased Hassan’s brother-in-law, the death was apparently was not caused by the fire. The relative said on social media that at the period when the smartphones were exploded, the broken parts of it hit Hassan on the back of the head which is supposed to caused “blunt trauma”.
In the bedroom, Post this, the explosion led to a fire but by then Hassan is said to have been died already.
“He had two phones, one Blackberry and a Huawei. We don’t know which one exploded. Who would have thought such an innocuous routine procedure is the reason three young kids will grow up without their father by their side,” Hsssan’s brother-in-law said to The Malaysian Insight.
The official version
Though, the officials report said that the cause of the death is different. The police are claiming that the death was because of the smoke inhalation from the explosion which is not the shrapnels from the smartphone.
In the meantime, according to an official statement delivered by the Cradle Fund, “The post-mortem report concluded the cause of death as being the complication of blast injuries attributable to an exploding handphone that was being charged next to him.”
Who was Nazrin Hassan?
Nazrin was from the United Kingdom and he was holding the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B Hons) from the University of Buckingham in 1994. He was also an Executive Committee member of the United Kingdom Executive Council for Malaysian Students (UKEC).
Nazrin was an Executive in Corporate Finance in Commerce International Merchant Bankers Berhad (CIMB), Between 1997 to 2000, previous to pursuing his new venture in running his own start-up, Zarnet, in 2001.
He was the former Council Member of Technopreneurs Association of Malaysia (TeAM), an organization that symbolizes all technology entrepreneurs in Malaysia where he entrances hall tirelessly in order to have the development fund to narrow the funding gap in the early phase.
This ultimately led to the successful introduction of the Cradle Investment Programme (CIP) in June 2003 with a fund distribution of RM100 million from the Malaysian Government, as the measurement of the economic stimulus encloses and package.
Initially, the Malaysia Venture Capital Management Berhad (MAVCAP) has been managed the CIP and then Nazrin became the programme’s Head of Structuring in July 2003.
He was appointed as the programme’s Acting Head as well as its Strategy and Policy Advisor, In 2004. in 2005, He left the programme in order to focus on his own technology start-up and continued to be an active member of TeAM.
In October 2007, Nazrin returned to Cradle, the post being appointed as its Chief Executive Officer by the Ministry of Finance, post this was spun out from under MAVCAP into Cradle.