Adam Radlan's five graft charges to be tried together at KL Sessions Court

KUALA LUMPUR: The Jana Wibawa programme-linked graft charges faced by businessman Adam Radlan Adam Muhammad will be heard together at the same trial at the Sessions Court here.

Adam Radlan - who is the Bersatu Segambut division deputy chief - pleaded not guilty to three charges in the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court and claimed trial to two other charges at the Shah Alam Sessions Court.

During the case mention here on Thursday (March 23), Deputy Public Prosecutor Maziah Mohaidi told the court that the prosecution would be applying to transfer the Shah Alam cases to be tried together with the Kuala Lumpur cases.

She said the Shah Alam cases are fixed for mention on April 14.

Adam Radlan's lawyer Datuk Seri Rajan Navaratnam said the defence has no objection to the cases being transferred and Sessions Court judge Azura Alwi then fixed May 29 for further mention in the case.

On Feb 21, Adam Radlan was charged in Kuala Lumpur for allegedly soliciting bribes for himself, which was cash of between 3.5% and 7%, from the value of a project that would be acquired by a managing director of MIE Infrastructure & Energy Sdn Bhd.

The money was an inducement for him to assist the company to obtain an acceptance letter under the Jana Wibawa programme from the Government.

For the second charge, he was accused of receiving RM500,000 through his CIMB Bank account from the MIE Infrastructure & Energy managing director as an inducement for him to assist the company in receiving an acceptance letter for a project called "Projek Membina Jalan Sg. Adam ke Kg. Banat, Perlis" from the Government through direct negotiations, whereby the total amount of the project was RM47.8mil.

On Feb 22, he was slapped with two more charges at the Shah Alam Sessions Court where he was accused of receiving a RM2mil bribe from Nepturis Sdn Bhd via his company’s CIMB bank account.

Adam Radlan allegedly received the bribe from a managing director for helping his company to obtain the RM141mil North Klang police headquarters project from the government.

He is also said to have received a RM2.1mil bribe from MIE Infrastructure & Energy Sdn Bhd managing director for helping the company obtain a RM47.8mil road construction project involving a stretch from Jalan Sungai Adam to Kampung Banat in Perlis.

On Feb 28, he was at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court again to face another charge where he was accused of asking for RM2mil in bribe as service for the accused to assist Nepturis Sdn Bhd to obtain a project of the North Klang District Office in Selangor from the government of Malaysia valued at RM141mil.

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