PETALING JAYA: Ampang PKR Youth chief Adam Rosly has been remanded for five days amid investigations into his “unusual wealth”.
National news agency Bernama said the 28-year-old would remain under custody of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) until April 18.
Magistrate Nik Isfahanie Tasnim Wan Ab Rahman signed the remand order.
According to the report, the 28-year-old, who carries the title “Datuk”, arrived at the Magistrates’ Court in Putrajaya at 9.25am today. He was handcuffed and wearing orange lock-up attire.
Bernama added that he was accompanied by about 10 family members and supporters.
Adam’s alleged wealth entered the limelight after Sungai Besar Umno division chief Jamal Md Yunos claimed that the PKR youth leader owned a bungalow and a number of luxury cars despite having held a party post for only one term.
Adam, who is also the special officer to Ampang MP Zuraida Kamaruddin, denied any wrongdoing and said his wealth came from business ventures and an inheritance.
Yesterday, however, MACC arrested Adam to assist in an investigation into his purported wealth.
MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Azam Baki said he was being investigated under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.
“We felt there is a need to arrest him to assist our investigation after obtaining other statements prior to this,” Azam said when contacted.