KUALA LUMPUR: The dates for the trial of the corruption cases involving former federal territories minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor and businessman Datuk Tan Eng Boon will be determined on Aug 23.
High Court judge Justice Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali set the date for case management.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Julia Ibrahim said the court had previously set the date for Tengku Adnan’s trial to begin on Sept 3 and Tan on Sept 17.
“The court allowed the two cases to be tried jointly because the facts of the cases are the same, ” she said during case management yesterday in the presence of Tengku Adnan’s lawyer, Datuk Tan Hock Chuan.
Justice Mohd Nazlan allowed an application by the prosecution on Aug 9 for a joint hearing of the cases involving Tan and Tengku Adnan.
On Nov 15 last year, Tengku Adnan pleaded not guilty to a charge of corruptly receiving RM1mil from Tan through a Public Bank cheque belonging to Pekan Nenas Industries Sdn Bhd that was deposited into his CIMB Bank account.It was allegedly as a reward for Tengku Adnan for approving Nucleus Properties Sdn Bhd (now known as Paragon City Development Sdn Bhd) to increase the plot ratio relating to the development of Lot 228 in Jalan Semarak here.
The offence was allegedly committed at CIMB Bank Bhd, Putra World Trade Centre, Jalan Tun Ismail on Dec 27, 2013.
The charge, under Section 16(a)(A) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act, provides for imprisonment of up to 20 years and a fine of not less than five times the amount of the gratification or RM10, 000, whichever is higher, if found guilty.
On Nov 15 last year, Tan, who is a director of a property development company, pleaded not guilty to a charge of giving a bribe to Tengku Adnan by depositing a RM1mil Public Bank cheque belonging to Pekan Nenas Industries Sdn Bhd into Tengku Adnan’s CIMB Bank account. — Bernama