KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 — Former prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s son-in-law, Datuk Seri Muhammad Adlan Berhan, along with lawyer Mansoor Saat, have yet to be located, Utusan Malaysia reported today.
According to an unnamed source, Muhammad Adlan was previously believed to have been in New Zealand, and Australia, Dubai, and the United Arab Emirates before that.
“Now, I’m not sure where he is,” the source was quoted as saying by the Malay national daily.
Muhammad Adlan and Mansoor are sought by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over a corruption case.
Both men are reported to be out of the country on a business trip at present but have denied that they are on the run from the authorities.
They also claimed to have no knowledge that they are wanted by the MACC.
However, the nation’s top graft-buster Tan Sri Azam Baki called on both men to abide by the law and cooperate with the commission.
Last month, Mansoor had issued a statement denying that he was a fugitive, as alleged by the MACC to the media.
Mansoor, a director and shareholder of NERS Sdn Bhd (NERS), claimed he had cooperated with the MACC and that the commission’s officers knew his whereabouts.
He pointed out that he left Malaysia legally for business matters, but this was now being used against him to make him appear guilty.
Previously, Muhammad Adlan also denied that he was on the run from the authorities.
The businessman said that he was never arrested or contacted by the MACC after it was reported that he allegedly fled abroad and was now on the MACC’s wanted list.
Checks revealed that Muhammad Adlan and Mansoor left Malaysia on May 17 and May 21 respectively. There is no record of their return to the country.
On August 25, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Razarudin Husain reportedly said that both men had been placed on Interpol’s Red Notice list.