PKR deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali today cautioned against punishing an individual who has yet to be proven guilty of a crime.
He said this when asked to comment on the recent arrest of PKR Ampang youth chief Adam Rosly over alleged corruption.
The Selangor menteri besar told reporters that no parties should punish an individual just because the person is under investigation.
"We should not punish someone just based on ongoing investigations.
"Leave it to the relevant authorities to carry out their investigations," said Azmin when met at Shah Alam's Car Free Day launch this morning.
Azmin further described Adam's arrest by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission as being part of a normal process.
"Investigations are ongoing, (that is) a normal process," he said.
The MACC on Feb 10 questioned Adam, 28, over the source of his wealth.
This was after he landed in the spotlight over his "Disneyland-like" bungalow, following allegations made by Umno Sungai Besar division chief Jamal Md Yunos last November.
Jamal at the time alleged that Adam's bungalow was worth RM7 million, and that he also owned a fleet of luxury cars.
In response, Adam had said it is not unusual for a young person like him to be wealthy and that the bungalow in Kampung Melayu Ampang was actually an abandoned property which he had purchased for roughly RM1 million through an auction.
Adam was once again summoned to have his statement recorded by the MACC on Thursday and was arrested later the same day.
Magistrate Nik Isfahanie Tasnim Wan Ab Rahman on Friday issued a five-day remand order which expires on April 18 for investigations under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.- Mkini