Muhammad Adlan will return to Malaysia, willing to assist in MACC’s investigation – Lawyer

KUALA LUMPUR – Datuk Seri Muhammad Adlan Berhan (picture) is ready and willing to assist in any investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over alleged corruption and embezzlement in the registration, recruitment and biometric storage of foreign workers in a ministry, according to his lawyer Datuk Dr Baljit Singh Sidhu.

In a statement issued today, Baljit said his client, who is the son-in-law of former prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, denied he left Malaysia as an attempt to avoid or stalling investigation by the MACC.

“Our client, like any other free citizen of Malaysia, has the right of movement and travel, including overseas, and more so to conduct his business in any part of the world. The exercise of these rights by our client should not be construed or mischaracterised as an attempt to avoid or stalling investigation.

“Our client categorically states that he is innocent and is entitled not to be tried in the court of public opinion by any enforcement agencies.

“He is ready and willing to assist in any investigation and has full faith in the judicial process but at the same time will jealously protect his rights and liberty from being taken away not in accordance with law,” Baljit said, adding that his client has also learnt that a travel ban has been imposed on him as his passport has been classified as such by the Immigration Department.

The counsel further said, his client stated that he will certainly return to Malaysia as soon as possible to answer all questions and to assist the MACC with any investigation so long as the elements of threats and persecution are eliminated.

MACC Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki in a press conference today said the MACC will request the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) to include the names of two individuals, Muhammad Adlan, 48, and Mansoor Saat, 69, on the International Police (Interpol) red notice list, if they fail to face prosecution.

Prior to this, the MACC, in a statement, stated that checks with the Immigration Department found that Muhammad Adlan and Mansoor left Malaysia on May 17 and 21 respectively and there was no record of them re-entering the country. – BERNAMA