PUTRAJAYA: Former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, who will be charged with at least two counts of corruption, is the third Cabinet minister from the previous administration to be hauled to court since May 9.
The 67-year-old Umno politician will be charged together with property developer Datuk Tan Eng Boon in relation to the sale of land belonging to Kuala Lumpur City Hall.
Aside from Tengku Adnan, graft busters have taken to court former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi on charges of corruption, criminal breach of trust and money laundering.
On Nov 6, former Sabah Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman was accused of 35 counts of bribery amounting RM263mil.
Sources with knowledge of Tengku Adnan’s case said the charges against him “involved millions”.
The former Umno secretary-general, who had been questioned 12 times by investigators over the land deals, was arrested yesterday when he arrived at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters to have his statement recorded.
He managed to avoid pressmen, who had been waiting for hours.
After spending the night at the lock-up, the Putrajaya MP will be brought to the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court in Jalan Duta today where he and Tan will face charges related to bribery.
Today will also witness Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor making another appearance in court where she is expected to be charged with corruption in the RM1.25bil solar hybrid project for rural schools in Sarawak,
The project became controversial when Sarawak Report alleged in June that the contract was awarded to Jepak Holdings Sdn Bhd supposedly on “direct” order from Najib.
Rosmah’s former aide, Datuk Rizal Mansor, 44, will be jointly charged with her.
Her lawyer Datuk K. Kumaraendran refused to divulge the charges.
MACC sources said the two would be hit with at least six charges involving an amount of RM6.5mil.
In preparation for the case, investigators yesterday called in Rosmah. She spent close to four hours giving her statement.
The two will also be charged at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court today.
On Oct 4, Rosmah was charged with 17 counts of money laundering involving RM7mil.