KUALA LUMPUR: Former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor has maintained his plea of innocence over allegations 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 belonged to Aset Kayamas Sdn Bhd and deposited into a CIMB Bank account belonging to Tadmansori Holding Sdn Bhd, in which he has interests in Tadmansori and he has knowledge that Aset Kayamas has connection to his official work.
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 yesterday.
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 Bhd, Pusat Bandar Damansara on June 14, 2016.
The charge under Section 165 of the Penal Code carries a maximum two years imprisonment or fine or both, upon conviction.
The court fixed a six-day trial starting July 2.
DPP Julia Ibrahim informed the court that Tengku Adnan’s case would be tried on its own and not together with his other cases.