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Kemas director denies taking RM86,000 bribe


SHAH ALAM: A Selangor Commu­ni­ty Development Depart­ment (Kemas) director is in the dock for allegedly receiving unlawful money.

Mohd Adnan Md Daud, 54, claimed trial in the Sessions Court here to accepting more than RM86,000 two years ago.

On Sunday, he also pleaded not guilty in Alor Setar to two counts of bribery for awarding several companies RM615,000 worth of contracts to supply foodstuff to Permata childcare centres.

Yesterday, Mohd Adnan was accused of issuing a cheque for RM100,000, of which RM86,053.22 was from unlawful proceeds.

He is alleged to have used it to pay the deposit for a double-storey terrace house in Seksyen U13, Setia Alam.

The offence allegedly took place at Kompleks PKNS at Persiaran Tasik here on Jan 8, 2015.

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

The offence carries a jail term of up to 15 years, a fine of five times the amount of the bribe or RM5mil, whichever is higher, upon conviction.

Deputy public prosecutor Mohammed Heikal Ismail from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Com-mission asked for bail to be set at RM100,000.

Lawyer Lissa Sukri argued that the amount could not be justified, pointing out that the alleged transaction was the same charge against her client in the Alor Setar court.

Lissa said her client had posted RM80,000 in bail for the charges there and that he was going to be charged again in Kuala Lumpur today.

“My client has to support his elderly mother and eight children, five of them are still schooling and the youngest is a baby,” she said.

Judge Ahmad Zamzani Mohd Zain set bail at RM90,000 in one surety and ordered the case to be transferred to the Alor Setar Sessions Court to be heard together.

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