RM2M Trail Ended in Ku Nan’s Company

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Nothing to show the money was ever used in any by-election or went into Umno’s accounts.

The prosecution today tore to shreds Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor’s claim that the RM2 million he received from a property developer in 2016 was a political donation meant for Umno.

Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Julia Ibrahim said there was no evidence throughout the trial to show the money was ever forwarded to Umno.

On the contrary, she said, no one in the party – from its Supreme Council members downwards, ever knew about the so-called political donation.

She said the party also never acknowledged or thanked the so-called donor, Aset Kayamas Sdn Bhd managing director Tan Sri Chai Kin Kong, for the money he generously gave to Tengku Adnan.

“This so-called donation was never informed to the Supreme Council members or anyone else in Umno.

The party was totally in the dark about it.

“However, we on the other hand have proven that the money trail started with the cheque issued by Aset Kayamas and ended in Tadmansori Holdings Sdn Bhd, which is owned by the accused.

“This was confirmed not only by the bank but also a representative from Tadmansori Holdings,” she said in her submission at the end of the defence case.

Julia said the prosecution had clearly proven its case against the accused by showing that Tengku Adnan had personally benefited by using the money for himself.

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She said the prosecution had shown that Tengku Adnan, 69, received the RM2 million cheque from Chai and it was deposited in his company with the money trail ending at Tadmansori Holdings.

She said the prosecution had also shown that Chai had business dealings with the accused in the latter’s official capacity as then-Federal Territories Minister in charge of the Kuala Lumpur City Council (DBKL).

She said the defence’s arguments that the money was a political donation was nothing but an afterthought, which cannot be believed.

She pointed out that the investigating officer in the case had also testified that there was nothing to show the money was ever used in any by-election or went into Umno’s accounts.

Julia will continue with her submissions before High Court Judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan later this afternoon.

Tengku Adnan, who is Putrajaya Member of Parliament, was charged in his capacity as a public servant with receiving for himself RM2 million from Chai on June 14, 2016.

He faces a maximum of two years’ jail or a fine, or both if convicted of the offence. – NST