Crime & Courts

Radlan's money laundering cases to be transferred to Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court for joint trial

SHAH ALAM: Businessman Adam Radlan Adam Muhammad's money laundering cases totalling RM3.6 million in Sessions Court, here, will be transferred to Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court for a joint trial.

This decision came after judge Azura Alwi allowed deputy public prosecutor (DPP) Mohd Fadhly Mohd Zamry's application to transfer the case to be heard before judge Suzana Hussin.

"I allowed the application. All cases before me will be transferred to Suzana's court," said Azura.

The Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia Segambut deputy division chief is currently facing 12 corruption and money laundering charges before Suzana.

Meanwhile, DPP Farah Yasmin Salleh, during a proceeding before Suzana, said the prosecution intended to apply for joint trial for all the charges.

"We have yet to file the application as the defence team requested time to review the document pertaining to the money laundering charges.

"Thus, we ask the court to fix another date for update," she said.

Counsel Datuk Seri Rajan Navaratnam who appeared for Adam Radlan confirmed.

On Nov 9, the 42-year-old accused claimed trial to six counts of money laundering charges involving RM3.6 million before the Sessions Court here.

Adam Radlan, as the director of Bumiraya Sdn Bhd, transferred illicit proceeds totalling RM3.675 million from the company's account to his personal bank account and three other individuals between Dec 1 and Dec 27, last year.

The charges were framed under Section 4(1)(b) Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act (AMLATFPUAA) 2001.

The offence under AMLATFPUAA carries a jail term not exceeding 15 years and a fine of at least five times the sum obtained from money laundering or RM5 million, whichever is higher, upon conviction.

On Feb 21, he was charged with two counts of soliciting and accepting a RM500,000 bribe at KL Sessions Court.

The next day (Feb 22), Adam Radlan was charged at Sessions Court, here, for accepting over RM4 million in bribes.

He was again charged in KL Sessions Court, on Feb 28, for soliciting a RM2 million bribe.

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