Adam Radlan’s corruption trial adjourned to July 9

Segambut Bersatu deputy chief Adam Radlan Adam Muhammad is facing 12 charges of corruption and money laundering related to Jana Wibawa projects. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: The trial of Segambut Bersatu deputy chief Adam Radlan Adam Muhammad on 12 counts of corruption and money laundering related to Jana Wibawa projects has been postponed for the second time after the defence said it was only served with trial documents last week.

Sessions court judge Suzana Hussin adjourned the trial to July 9 following an application by counsel Rajan Navaratnam, who appeared for Adam.

The lawyer told Suzana that he only received a particular document relating to the money laundering charges on Friday, adding that even this was incomplete.

“We need time to go through the documents and also take instructions from the client,” he said.

Deputy public prosecutor Fadhly Mohd Zamry apologised to the court for the late delivery of documents.

A nine-day hearing has been scheduled from July 9 to 11, July 22 to 24 and Aug 5 to 7.

The trial was to begin on May 27 but was postponed to today as Adam’s lead counsel Shafee Abdullah was at the time engaged in former prime minister Najib Razak’s 1MDB trial at the High Court.

Fadly also said the prosecution had yet to provide Adam with all of the documents to enable him to prepare his defence.

On Feb 21, 2023, Adam was charged with one count of soliciting a cash bribe of 3.5%-7% of a RM47.8 million road construction project from Mat Jusoh Mamat, the managing director of MIE Infrastructure & Energy Sdn Bhd.

He was also charged with another count of accepting a bribe of RM500,000 from Mat Jusoh as an inducement to help the company secure the same project from the government through direct negotiations.

In February this year, Adam was charged with two counts of receiving RM4.1 million in bribes from Lian Tan Chuan and Mat Jusoh for helping Nepturis Sdn Bhd and MIE obtain two similar Jana Wibawa projects.

He was further charged with one count of soliciting RM2 million from Lian as an inducement to help Nepturis secure another Jana Wibawa project.

Adam also faces seven charges of laundering more than RM3 million under Section 4(1)(b) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorist Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.

The offences were allegedly committed around Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya between March 2021 and January 2023.


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