Ku Nan to know fate tomorrow – walk free or convicted?
Decision on RM2 mil graft case will be ex-minister’s unforgettable 70th birthday gift
Updated 3 hours ago · Published on 20 Dec 2020 1:45PM ·
KUALA LUMPUR – This year will definitely be an unforgettable birthday for former Federal Territories minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, who turns 70 today.
How he is going to live his septuagenarian life will be determined tomorrow, when the Kuala Lumpur High Court rules on his RM2 million corruption case – whether he walks out of the courtroom a free man or convicted of the offence.
Judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan is expected to deliver his decision on the case at 9am tomorrow.
Zaini had initially fixed November 17 for decision, but it was adjourned following enforcement of the conditional movement control order.
Apart from Tengku Adnan’s case, the court complex will also see two other high-profile corruption cases – one involving former Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng, 60, and the other involving Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin, 60, and his wife, Datin Seri Zizie Ezette A. Samad, 41 – come up for mention at separate sessions courts here tomorrow.
Tengku Adnan, better known as Ku Nan, was charged in his capacity as a civil servant, namely the Federal Territories minister, with having received for himself RM2 million from businessman Tan Sri Chai Kin Kong, who is Aset Kayamas Sdn Bhd director, via a Hong Leong Islamic Bank cheque belonging to the company. The cheque was then deposited into a CIMB Bank account owned by Tadmansori Holdings Sdn Bhd, in which Tengku Adnan has an interest and is known to Aset Kayamas as being related to the former minister’s official duties.
The Putrajaya MP was accused of committing the offence, under Section 165 of the Penal Code, at CIMB Bank Bhd’s Pusat Bandar Damansara branch here on June 14, 2016.
He faces imprisonment for up to two years, or a fine, or both, if convicted.