Police say contractors not linked to Zalina’s disappearance

Shah Alam police say they are not pursuing lines of enquiry with three contractors, as they investigate the disappearance of former newscaster Zalina Azman. – Facebook pic, August 4, 2022.

THREE men who carried out renovation work on former TV newscaster Zalina Shaharah Azman’s house in Section 3, Shah Alam, have been cleared of any link to her disappearance.

Shah Alam police chief Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim said the finding was based on the testimonies taken from the three individuals two weeks ago.

Iqbal said one of them was a contractor and the other two, workers who started doing renovation work in 2019 after Zalina bought the house the previous year.

“Renovation of the house was done in stages beginning with the wiring, a studio for the gallery, the kitchen and recording area.

“The cost of the renovation amounted to about RM320,000 with two payment transactions made by Zalina of around RM260,000, with the last transaction made in August 2021.

“However, Zalina did not carry on with the renovation as she lacked the funds to continue the process, although it was about 60% complete,” he said in Shah Alam police headquarters today.

Iqbal said 20 people have given statements so far.

Meanwhile, Iqbal said police had seized a laptop for analysis, along with some documents during an inspection of Zalina’s house on July 28.

“We have also carried out an inspection using the canine unit but failed to detect any trace in the house,” he said.

Media outlets reported that the police received a missing person report on Zalina, 58, or better known as Zalina Azman from her son Mikhael Norman, 33, on November 29 last year after he had been unable to get hold of her that his grandfather had been hospitalised.

Police believe Zalina is still in the country as the authorities have no record of her exit nor detected any of her movements so far. – Bernama, August 4, 2022.

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