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Kemas director claims trial to another graft charge

SHAH ALAM: A Selangor Community Development (Kemas) director claimed trial before the Sessions Court here to a charge of receiving laundered funds of RM86,053.

Mohd Adnan Md Daud (pic), 54 appeared in court a day after claiming trial in the Sessions Court in Alor Setar to two counts of bribery for awarding several companies with over RM615,000 in contracts to supply foodstuff to Permata childcare centres.

In the latest case, Mohd Adnan is accused of issuing a cheque of RM100,000, of which RM86,053.22 from it was from unlawful proceeds, to pay for the deposits of a double-storey terrace house in Seksyen U13, Setia Alam.

Mohd Adnan was charged under Section 4(1)(b) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.

If found guilty, he can be jailed up to 15 years and fined no less than five times the value of the bribe or RM5mil, whichever is higher, upon conviction.

MACC deputy public prosecutor Mohammed Heikal Ismail asked for bail to

be set at RM100,000.

The bail sum was, however, challenged by Mohd Adnan's lawyer Lissa Sukri, who said that the amount was not justifiable as the alleged transaction was the same one for which charges were brought against her client in Alor Setar on Sunday.

She said her client had paid RM80,000 in bail for the charges there and that he was going to be charged again in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday.

Requesting for a RM10,000 bail, Lissa said her client has to support his aged mother and eight children.

DPP Mohammed Heikal argued that although the same transaction was in question, Monday's charge was for a different offence altogether.

Judge Datuk Ahmad Zamzani Mohd Zain set bail at RM90,000 with one surety and ordered for the case to be transferred to the Alor Setar Sessions Court for it to be heard together with other cases involving the accused.

Court , Kemas , Malaysia