KUALA LUMPUR: The graft charges facing businessman Adam Radlan Adam Muhammad, who is linked to the Jana Wibawa programme, will be tried together in the same trial at the Sessions Court here.
Adam Radlan, who is the Bersatu Segambut division deputy chief, faced three charges in the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court and two more in the Shah Alam Sessions Court.
During a case mention here yesterday, deputy public prosecutor Maziah Mohaidi informed the court that the prosecution would be applying to transfer the Shah Alam cases to Kuala Lumpur so that they could be tried together.
She said the Shah Alam cases are fixed for mention on April 14.
Adam Radlan’s lawyer, Datuk Seri Rajan Navaratnam, said the defence had no objections.
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 were cash payments of between 3.5% and 7% from the value of a project that would be acquired by the managing director of MIE Infrastructure & Energy Sdn Bhd.
The money was an inducement for him to assist the company in obtaining an acceptance letter under the Jana Wibawa programme.
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 to assist the company in receiving an acceptance letter for a project called “Projek Membina Jalan Sg Adam ke Kg Banat, Perlis” 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 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’s managing director for helping the company obtain a RM47.8mil road construction project involving a stretch from Jalan Sungai Adam to Kampung Banat.
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 to obtain a project for the North Klang district office in Selangor from the government, valued at RM141mil.