PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has given itself every reason to investigate politicians who own extraordinary wealth following the arrest of PKR’s Adam Rosly, Ampang MP Zuraida Kamaruddin said today.
The PKR Women’s chief was quoted by Sinar Harian yesterday as asserting this when questioning the MACC’s move to keep Adam in custody.
“I am not sure why MACC continues to hold him. If he has been arrested because of extraordinary wealth, does that mean it (being wealthy) is wrong?
“This will mean MACC has a basis to arrest politicians with extraordinary wealth.”
Adam, the Ampang PKR Youth head, was arrested at the MACC office in Putrajaya last Thursday. The 28 year old, who carries the title “Datuk”, was remanded for five days on Friday.
According to MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Azam Baki, Adam is being investigated under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.
On Nov 17 last year, Umno Youth executive councillor Armand Azha Abu Hanifah alleged that Adam got wealthy because he was an intermediary for Zuraida and the Selangor government in getting projects in the state.
Zuraida said she was made to understand by Adam’s lawyer that the MACC had no proof to support the allegation and needed more time for the investigation.
SInar Harian also quoted her as saying that Adam had never been appointed as her special officer or that of Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali.
Zuraida said she was prepared to be probed by MACC following Adam’s arrest.
She said she would give full cooperation if investigated, but hoped it would be conducted with integrity and fairness without any political interference.