PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will start an investigation into the “new developments” relating to the case of former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.
In a statement on Monday (Dec 7), the commission said it will resubmit the investigation paper to the Attorney General’s Chambers for consideration when it is completed.
“MACC understands that there have been new developments submitted by the accused and also a report lodged against a witness in the case that warrants further probe.
“MACC will start investigating before re-submitting the investigation paper to the AGC when it is completed later, ” it said.
Earlier, the Kuala Lumpur High Court granted Tengku Adnan, better known as Ku Nan, a discharge not amounting to acquittal on a charge of accepting a RM1mil bribe in 2013.
High Court judge Justice Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali granted the order of discharge after the court was informed that the prosecution did not wish to continue with its case against Ku Nan due to "new developments".
MACC also said that the discharge not amounting to acquittal did not mean the accused is free, as he can still be charged anytime with permission from the AGC.
It added that Ku Nan has another lawsuit pending in court and it is not related to the Monday decision.
In November 2018, Ku Nan, who is Putrajaya MP, was accused of receiving RM1mil from property developer Datuk Tan Eng Boon through a cheque belonging to Pekan Nenas Industries Sdn Bhd, which was deposited into his account.
The money was purportedly to reward him for approving the application of Nucleus Properties Sdn Bhd (now known as Paragon City Development Sdn Bhd) to increase the plot ratio in respect of a development on Lot 228 in Jalan Semarak in Kuala Lumpur.
The offence was allegedly committed at the CIMB Bank branch at the Putra World Trade Centre on Dec 27,2013.
He also faces an alternative charge, in his capacity as then Federal Territories minister, with receiving RM1mil for himself from Tan via a Public Bank cheque belonging to Pekan Nenas Industries Sdn Bhd which was deposited into his CIMB account, knowing that as a director of Nucleus Properties, Tan had connections with his official duties.
Ku Nan still has another case pending in the High Court, where he is accused of accepting RM2mil in his capacity as the then Federal Territories minister from one Chai Kin Kong.