Bersatu’s Wan Saiful And Adam Radlan To Be Charged Over Jana Wibawa
Bersatu information chief Wan Saiful Wan Jan and businessman Adam Radlan Adam Muhammad appeared in the Kuala Lumpur sessions court this morning to face charges.
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Bersatu information chief and Tasik Gelugor MP Wan Saiful Wan Jan arrived at the sessions court around 8.50am to be charged in relation to the Jana Wibawa initiative.
Malay Mail reported that he pleaded not guilty to corruption charges under Section 16(a)(A) of the MACC Act and claimed trial.
He denied soliciting RM6.9 million from a private company in connection with the government’s Central Spine Road project worth RM232 million.
The bail is set at RM400k and he’s to surrender his passport by 22 March 2023.
The Jana Wibawa programme or ‘Program Jana Ekonomi Pemerkasaan Kontraktor Bumiputera Berwibawa’ was a Covid-19 stimulus initiative introduced by the Muhyiddin administration to help Bumiputera contractors.
Party president Muhyiddin Yassin arrived at the courthouse just before 9am to show support for Wan Saiful.
He was joined by party secretary-general Hamzah Zainudin, vice-presidents Ronald Kiandee and Radzi Jidin and youth chief Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal.
Businessman Adam Radlan Adam Muhammad, who is expected to be charged alongside Wan Saiful, arrived later.
According to Free Malaysia Today, Wan Saiful was believed to be arrested after he went to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters at 8pm yesterday.
Previously, MACC froze the bank accounts of Bersatu over an investigation into the alleged corruption during Muhyiddin’s time as the prime minister.
The former prime minister denied claims that a relative of his benefitted from the alleged corruption, Malay Mail reported.
Last week, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi announced that the government will postpone the rural development projects under the Jana Wibawa scheme that’s worth RM5.7 billion over suspected irregularities.
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