KUALA LUMPUR: Former Federal Territories minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor (pic) has pleaded not guilty to a charge of receiving a RM2mil bribe from a property developer.
He pleaded not guilty to receiving the bribe from Chai Kin Kong through a Hong Leong Islamic Bank cheque that was issued by Aset Kayamas Sdn Bhd and deposited into a CIMB Bank account belonging to Tadmansori Holding Sdn Bhd during his tenure as Federal Territories minister at the time.
Tengku Adnan has links to both companies in personal as well as his previous official capacities.
After the charge was read out to him, Tengku Adnan said: "Minta dibicarakan (I claim trial)".
The case was brought before High Court judge Justice Mohamed Zaini Mazlan for mention for the first time on Wednesday (Jan 23).
The case was transferred from the Sessions Court to the High Court on Dec 14 last year.
He allegedly committed the offence at CIMB Bank Berhad, Pusat Bandar Damansara on June 14, 2016.
The charge under Section 165 of the Penal Code carries a maximum two years' jail or a fine, or both, upon conviction.
The court fixed a six-day trial starting July 2.
DPP Julia Ibrahim informed the court that this case would be tried on its own and not tried together with Tengku Adnan's other graft case.
He was also charged with receiving RM1mil from property developer Datuk Tan Eng Boon through a cheque belonging to Pekan Nenas Industries Sdn Bhd, which was deposited into Tengku Adnan's account.