In a recent development, former prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has faced calls to encourage his son-in-law, Datuk Seri Muhammad Adlan Berhan, to return to Malaysia after being placed on Interpol’s Red Notice list. UMNO Supreme Council leader Datuk Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi has urged Muhyiddin to uphold the values of the Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition’s “PN Best” slogan and set a positive example.
Puad stated that if Muhyiddin intends to pursue a return to the position of prime minister, he should take the initiative to have his son-in-law return as well. Puad emphasized that if Adlan is not guilty of any wrongdoing, there should be no reason to fear.
The call comes after Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Razarudin Husain confirmed that both Adlan and lawyer Mansoor Saat have been placed on Interpol’s Red Notice list. This action was taken following a request from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to the police.
The MACC is seeking Adlan and Mansoor’s assistance in an investigation related to a project involving the registration, recruitment, and storage of foreign worker biometric data at a ministry. It was revealed that records from the Immigration Department indicated that both individuals left Malaysia on May 17 and 21 respectively, and there are no records of their return.
MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki, on August 10, expressed that the anti-corruption agency had been searching for Adlan since June. However, Adlan had not cooperated with the agency’s efforts. Azam Baki urged the two men to stop making excuses and return to the country.
In response, both Adlan and Mansoor released statements through their lawyers, denying that they are evading the law. They stated that they had previously informed MACC about their travel plans but had not received any response.
This situation raises questions about the balance between legal obligations and personal matters, with implications for the political sphere in Malaysia. As the controversy unfolds, observers are closely watching how the former prime minister and his son-in-law will respond to the calls for cooperation with authorities. Stay tuned for further updates on this developing story.