ALOR SETAR: A Selangor Community Development Department (Kemas) director was charged with accepting bribes for awarding several companies with over RM615,000 in contracts to supply foodstuffs to Permata childcare centres.
Mohd Adnan Md Daud, 54, claimed trial to two counts of bribery before Sessions Court judge Azman Abu Hassan.
In the first charge, he is accused of taking RM73,000 at a bank in Alor Setar last Dec 14 from Sah Hizam Halim as an inducement to award two supply contracts to Perniagaan Naluri Pertama and Alpha Elite Resources, respectively.
He is also charged with pocketing RM86,053.22 from the same man in that bank on Jan 7, 2015, in exchange for awarding seven supply contracts to Perniagaan Naluri Pertama, One Blue Diamond Enterprise, Golden North Enterprise, Malbery Enterprise and LD Dinamik Enterprise.
Mohd Adnan could be jailed up to 20 years and fined not less than five times the value of the bribes or RM10,000, whichever is higher, on conviction.
Prosecution was conducted by MACC deputy public prosecutor A. Hafiizh Abu Bakar while the defence counsel was Abdul Hadi Ahmad.
In asking for a lower bail amount, Abdul Hadi told the court the accused’s bank account had been frozen for five months.
“My client has eight children. Five of them are still schooling and one of them is only 55 days old,” he added.
The court allowed bail at RM80,000 in one surety and set July 31 for case mention.