BUSINESSMAN Adam Radlan Adam Muhammad has claimed trial to another charge of allegedly soliciting RM2 mil in relation to an infrastructure project under Jana Wibawa.
This is his fifth charge after being slapped with four charges related to Jana Wibawa last week.
Adam Radlan, who is the Segambut Bersatu deputy chief, pleaded not guilty when the charge was read in front of sessions court judge Azura Alwi today (Feb 28).
He was accused of soliciting a RM2 mil bribe from Lian Tan Chuan as gratification to help Nepturis Sdn Bhd obtain a contract to build the Klang Utara police headquarters from the government worth RM141 mil.
The charge was framed under Section 16(a)(A) of the MACC Act, which is punishable under Section 24(1) of the same act.
If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in jail and a minimum fine of RM10,000 per charge.
Deputy public prosecutor Farah Yasmin Salleh then suggested for Adam’s bail and other additional conditions to be tied to his other charges at the Shah Alam sessions court.
The additional conditions include Adam being required to report to the MACC office once every month and to surrender his passport.
Azura set bail at RM300,000 in two sureties and ordered Adam Radlan to surrender his passport and report to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) every month until the date of his trial.
Adam Radlan was represented by Datuk Seri Rajan Navaratnam.
On Feb 21, Adam claimed trial to two counts of accepting bribes amounting to RM4.1 mil linked to the Jana Wibawa initiative, at the Shah Alam sessions court.
Adam Radlan is accused of accepting a RM2 mil bribe through the bank account of Bayu Bumiraya Sdn Bhd, in which he is a director, from Lian Tan Chuan.
The bribe is said to be a kickback for him to help Nepturis Sdn Bhd obtain the contract to build the Klang Utara police headquarters from Putrajaya, a project worth RM141 mil.
Adam Radlan is also accused of accepting another RM2.1 mil bribe through Bayu Bumiraya’s accounts from Mat Jusoh Mamat, the MIE Infrastructure & Energy managing director, to help the firm obtain a road project in Perlis worth RM47.8 mil.
The next day, he also claimed trial to two charges of soliciting and bribery at the Kuala Lumpur sessions court.
The businessman was charged with soliciting 3.5% to 7% of the value of the project of a road project worth RM47.8 mil from Mat Jusoh.
He had also allegedly received RM500,000 as an inducement to help the private firm to secure the aforementioned project. – Feb 28, 2023
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