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KUALA LUMPUR – Ampang Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Youth chief Datuk Adam Rosly Abdullah was charged in the Sessions Court here today with six counts of giving false statements and documents to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) during investigation on his alleged extraordinary wealth.

However, the businessman pleaded not guilty to all the charges before Judge Allaudeen Ismail.

On the first and second count, Adam Rosly, 30, was charged with giving false statements to two MACC investigating officers pertaining to his employment as a businessman and income, as well as on his purchase of luxury cars, a bungalow worth RM1.2 million in Kampung Melayu Ampang which he paid in cash, loans of RM200,000 from his mother-in-law and grandmother, and RM500,000 from ‘Ah Long” (loan shark).

For the third to the sixth count, he was charged with using false documents, comprising two agreements for loans from two individuals and two cash vouchers from his company, Gegas Mentari Holding Sdn Bhd, with intention to deceive the MACC officers.

All the offences were allegedly committed at the MACC headquarters at Block D6, Parcel D, Federal Government Administrative Centre, Putrajaya, between 9 am and 12.15 pm last Feb 10 and between 9 am and 2 pm last Feb 22.

The charges were made under Section 89 of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001, which provides a fine of up to RM3 million, or imprisonment for up to five years, or both, if found guilty.

MACC deputy public prosecutor Ahmad Akram Gharib, who prosecuted, offered bail of RM400,000 with one surety, but lawyer Ahmad Zaidi Zainal, representing Adam Rosly, requested for bail of RM150,000 on grounds that his client’s income was not much and there was no risk of him fleeing the country as his wife and children were in Malaysia.

The court then set bail at RM300,000 in one surety and also for Adam Rosly to surrender his passport to the court.

It also fixed May 29 for mention.

Meanwhile, Adam Rosly’s wife and family members were at the court today, as well as Ampang Member of Parliament Zuraida Kamaruddin. – BERNAMA

PUTRAJAYA – Ampang PKR Youth chief Datuk Adam Rosly has been remanded for five days for anti-graft authorities to investigate into his “unusual” wealth.

The 29-year-old Adam will be under the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) custody until April 18 after Magistrate Nik Isfahanie Tasnim Wan Ab Rahman approved request for remand.

He is represented by lawyers Nik Zarith Nik Moustpha and Asyraf Othman.

Adam was detained at the MACC headquarters after giving his statement on Thursday.

The MACC is investigating the case under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act.

His wealth came into attention after his political opponents questioned how he was able to afford his castle-style bungalow in Ampang at his age.

Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos, leader of the Red Shirts group, took pressmen to Adam’s house last year, claiming that it cost RM7mil.

However, Adam refuted this, saying he had bought the bungalow for RM1mil at an auction.

He also claimed that he had amassed his wealth through business ventures and inheritance from his family.

His Datukship from Pahang was due to his contributions to several projects in the state, he added. – The Star Online

KUALA LUMPUR – PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli today advised Ampang PKR Youth chief Datuk Adam Rosly, whose castle-like house in Ampang has come under public scrutiny, to declare his assets as soon as possible.

“I feel that the faster Adam declares his assets, the easier it will be for him. The moment you show that you have nothing to hide and everything is transparent, then I think it stops that (speculation),” he said to reporters at the Parliament lobby.

Rafizi said he himself would again declare his assets on Tuesday or Wednesday after having done so in March last year.

He also suggested that all politicians and civil servants declare their assets in detail to avert irregularities.

The media had reported on the wealth of Adam who owned a castle-like house and several luxury cars.

Adam had claimed that he was a successful businessman and that he had made his money from hard work and through various businesses that he inherited from his family.

In KOTA KINABALU, the Pro-Barisan Nasional NGO Alliance (Pro-BN NGO) lodged a report at the Sabah Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission office over the house owned by Adam.

Pro-BN NGO chairman Datuk Zulkarnain Mahdar said the alliance also asked MACC to investigate whether Adam owned a company that enabled him to earn such income as to buy that house and whether the Inland Revenue Board had knowledge of the company.

Zulkarnain, who is also chairman of Gabungan Akar Umbi UMNO Malaysia (GAUM), also lodged a report seeking an MACC investigation on alleged abuse of power by Semporna MP Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal when he was the minister of rural and regional development. – BERNAMA