SHAH ALAM: PKR Ampang Youth chief Datuk Adam Rosly Abdullah has taken a leave of absence from his party position pending the outcome of his court case.
Describing it as an appropriate move, Adam said he has sent a letter to the party president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail as well as Ampang PKR chief Zuraida Kamaruddin to inform them of his stance.
“Meanwhile, I will continue to help and contribute in the fight against the unjust and oppressive administration of our country by Barisan Nasional in every way that I can.
“I remain committed to the noble struggle of PKR for a better Malaysia. I will return to active duties in PKR upon acquittal of the charges against me,” said Adam in a statement today.
Adam also maintained his innocence stating that the charges were entirely baseless and without substance.
On April 21, he claimed trial to six charges for giving false statements and forged documents to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) during investigations into his unusual wealth. He is charged under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act (AMLAFTA) 2001.
The offences under Section 32(8)(c) and Section 89 of AMLATFA 2001 carries a maximum of five years’ jail, RM5 million fine or both, upon conviction.
“I have stated in court that I am innocent when the charges were read out to me and I intend to fight these charges to the very end,” said Adam.
He also expressed disappointment over the remarks made by PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli in a press conference who had suggested that he was guilty of the charges.
“He showed no respect for the principle that a person is innocent till proven guilty. His comments were totally inappropriate since the case against me is still pending in court. His rant against me is malicious and motivated by improper agenda,” said Adam.