Adam Radlan claims trial to using proceeds from unlawful activity
The Bersatu leader is accused of using funds amounting to RM500,000 from his CIMB Bank account.
(FMT) – Businessman Adam Radlan Adam Muhammad has claimed trial to a charge of using the proceeds of an unlawful activity.
The Segambut Bersatu deputy chief pleaded not guilty after the charge was read to him before sessions court judge Rozina Ayob here today.
According to the charge sheet, Adam Radlan is accused of using the funds, amounting to RM500,000, held in his CIMB Bank account.
The offence is alleged to have been committed between December 2021 and February 2022 at the bank’s Bukit Tunku branch.
The charge was framed under Section 4(1)(b) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing, and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.
If convicted, Adam Radlan faces imprisonment of up to 15 years and a fine of not less than five times the value of the proceeds involved, or RM5 million, whichever is higher.
Adam Radlan was represented by Rajan Navaratnam, while deputy public prosecutor Nor Asma Ahmad prosecuted.
The case is fixed for further mention on Oct 31.
Adam Radlan is already facing five other charges relating to the Jana Wibawa programme.
On Feb 28, he was charged with soliciting a RM2 million bribe from Lian Tan Chuan as gratification to help Nepturis Sdn Bhd obtain a contract from the government worth RM141 million to build the Klang Utara police headquarters.
On Feb 21, he was accused of soliciting and accepting a bribe of RM500,000 to help MIE Infrastructure and Energy Sdn Bhd obtain a letter of agreement for a road construction project in Perlis under Jana Wibawa.
The following day, he claimed trial to two more charges of accepting bribes totalling RM4.1 million in relation to the programme in the Shah Alam sessions court.
The charge sheet did not specify whether the charge against Adam Radlan today is connected to the previous charges.