Ku Nan Charged with Receiving RM3M Bribe over DBKL Land Sale

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Tengku Adnan faces two graft charges.

  • First charge – receiving RM1 million from developer Tan Eng Boon
  • Second charge – receiving RM2 million from businessman Chai Kin Kong
  • If convicted, could be jailed for up to two years, fined or both.

Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, 68, today was charged with abusing his position as then-Federal Territories minister to obtain RM3 million from businessmen over the sale of several plots of land owned by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).

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He claimed trial at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court to two counts of corruption under Section 165 of the Penal Code which states that it is an offence for a public servant to obtain valuables without consideration.

The offences were alleged to have been committed between 2013 and 2016 involving a total amount of RM3 million given in cheques

The first charge was read out under the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission Act 2009 and an alternative charge offered under Section 163 of the Penal Code.

On the first count, Tengku Adnan was accused of receiving RM1 million from developer Tan Eng Boon, who was charged with giving the bribe

The Putrajaya MP was said to have obtained a cheque, deposited into his bank account, although he knew that Nucleus Properties Sdn Bhd – now known as Paragon City Development Sdn Bhd – had official dealings to increase the industrial plot ratio of a piece of land at Jalan Semarak.

The offence was said to have been committed at the Putra World Trade Centre CIMB bank branch here on Dec 27, 2013.

The second charge was for graft under the Penal Code with the offence said to have been committed in 2016.

On the second count, Tengku Adnan was charged with receiving RM2 million from businessman Chai Kin Kong through a cheque from Aset Kayamas Sdn Bhd despite knowing that Aset Kayamas, Sinerjuta Sdn Bhd, Fiber Vista Sdn Bhd, Era Ecoland Sdn Bhd, Garuda Searah Sdn Bhd and Ujana Mutiara Sdn Bhd had dealings with his ministry.

The offence was allegedly committed at the Pusat Bandar Damansara CIMB branch bank on June 14, 2016.

Tengku Adnan pleaded not guilty to all charges.

If convicted, he could be jailed for up to two years, fined or both.

Datuk Tan Hock Chuan led the defence team while Datuk Umar Saifuddin Jaafar led the prosecution.

Umar proposed bail of RM1 million, which received no objection from Tan.

Judge Azman Ahmad then set RM1 million as bail amount with two sureties.

The court also ordered Tengku Adnan to surrender his passport.

The case is fixed for mention on Dec 12.

Datuk Tan Hock Chuan led the defence team while Datuk Umar Saifuddin Jaafar led the prosecution.

Property tycoon Datuk Tan Eng Boon was named in the charge sheet and was taken to a separate court to be charged.

After spending the night at the lock-up, Tengku Adnan was seen leaving the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters in a black Toyota Alphard at 1.25pm on Thursday (Nov 15), arriving at the court complex at 1.55pm.

Dressed in a blue batik shirt, he briefly smiled at reporters and photographers as he alighted under heavy escort.

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His wife and other family members were also present.

His small group of supporters were given seats in the second row of the public gallery.