KUALA LUMPUR (July 2): Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor’s trial on a charge of receiving a RM2 million bribe from businessman Chai Kin Kong will begin at the High Court here today, with four witnesses expected to testify on the first day.
According to a deputy public prosecutor, the four witnesses include those from the Companies Commission of Malaysia, Cabinet division and a bank.
The case of the former Federal Territories minister began before Justice Mohamed Zaini Mazlan at 9 am.
The case of Tengku Adnan, 68, who is also MP for Putrajaya, has been set for July 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11, 2019.
On Jan 23 this year, Tengku Adnan maintained his not guilty plea before Justice Mohamed Zaini when the charge was read to him again on first mention after the case was allowed to be transferred from the Sessions Court to the High Court on Dec 14, 2018.
According to the charge, Tengku Adnan, as a public servant, namely, Federal Territories Minister, had accepted for himself RM2 million from Chai Kin Kong via a Hong Leong Islamic Bank cheque belonging to Aset Kayamas Sdn Bhd which had been deposited into the CIMB Bank account of Tadmansori Holding Sdn Bhd in which he had an interest, when it was known that Aset Kayamas had connection with his official duties.
Tengku Adnan is alleged to have committed the offence at CIMB Bank Berhad, Pusat Bandar Damansara Branch here on June 14, 2016, under Section 165 of the Penal Code, which provides for a jail term of up to two years or fine or both, on conviction.
Tengku Adnan is also facing a charge of accepting a bribe and an alternative charge of accepting a bribe of RM1 million from businessman Tan Eng Boon over the approval of an application by a company to raise the ratio related to development in Jalan Semarak, Kuala Lumpur in 2013.
This hearing of this case before High Court Judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali will begin on Sept 3 this year.