: 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