Crime & Courts

Bersatu's Adam Radlan to face more money laundering charges next week over Jana Wibawa scandal

KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia Segambut deputy chief Adam Radlan Adam Muhammad will face new money laundering charges at the Shah Alam Sessions Court next week.

This was informed by deputy public prosecutor Mohd Fadhly Mohd Zamry during the mention of Adam Radlan's corruption and money laundering cases involving the Jana Wibawa scandal.

Adam Radlan is facing two charges of soliciting and receiving RM2 million before judge Azura Alwi as well as two similar charges totaling RM2.5 million and one money laundering charge before judge Suzana Hussin.

The prosecution previously requested that all five charges be tried together before Suzana.

Earlier, Fadhly informed Azura that the prosecution would file charges against Adam Radlan under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing, and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act (AMLATFPUAA) next week.

"Thus, we are requesting a new mention date to transfer the case (for the purpose of being jointly tried) after the charges in the Shah Alam Court are concluded," he said.

Adam Radlan was represented by lawyer Wee Yeong Kang.

Azura fixed Nov 28 for mention.

On Feb 28, Adam Radlan was charged with soliciting a RM2 million bribe from Lian Tan Chuan to assist Nepturis Sdn Bhd in securing a RM141 million government contract to build the Klang Utara police headquarters.

A week earlier, on Feb 21, he faced allegations of soliciting and accepting a bribe of RM500,000 to aid MIE Infrastructure and Energy Sdn Bhd in obtaining a letter agreement for a road construction project in Perlis under Jana Wibawa.

The following day, he pled not guilty to two additional charges involving bribes totaling RM4.1 million related to the programme in the Shah Alam Sessions Court.

On Oct 25, the 42-year-old businessman was charged with money laundering for using RM500,000 from his CIMB Bank account between December 2021 and February 2022 at the bank's Bukit Tunku branch.

The charge falls under Section 4(1)(b) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing, and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.

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