Adam Radlan charged with using RM500,000 of unlawful proceeds

KUALA LUMPUR – Segambut Bersatu division deputy chief Adam Radlan Adam Muhammad (picture) faced another charge at the Sessions Court here today, this time with using RM500,000 from the proceeds of unlawful activities two years ago. 

Adam Radlan, 42, who is also a businessman, pleaded not guilty after the charge was read out before Judge Rozina Ayob.

He is accused of allegedly using the unlawfully gained RM500,000 from his CIMB account at the Bukit Tunku Branch here, between Dec 2, 2021, and Feb 22, 2022.

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

The offence is punishable by up to 15 years imprisonment and is liable to a fine of not less than five times the sum or value of the proceeds of an unlawful activity or instrumentalities of an offence or RM5 million, whichever is higher, upon conviction.

Earlier in the proceedings, Deputy Public Prosecutor Farah Ezlin Yusop Khan offered bail at RM420,000 with one surety for the predicate (corruption) case faced by Adam Radlan in the Sessions Court (Criminal) 14.

“The court previously set an additional condition that the accused must report to the Putrajaya MACC office once a month and surrender his passport to the court. We also apply for this case to be transferred to the Sessions Court (Criminal) 14 (Judge Suzana Hussin) to be tried together with the predicate charges,” she said.

Adam Radlan’s lawyer Datuk Seri Rajan Navaratnam did not object to the application.

Rozina allowed the bail offered, and the additional conditions, and transferred the case to Sessions Court (Criminal) 14.

Prior to this, Judge Suzana fixed 15 days, starting May 2024, for the hearing of three charges faced by businessman Adam Radlan in connection to the Jana Wibawa project.

He was also charged in the Shah Alam Sessions Court on two counts of soliciting and receiving bribes of RM2 million each, and the case was transferred to the Sessions Court here. – BERNAMA