Prosecution appeals against Ku Nan’s acquittal in graft case

PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The prosecution has filed an appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal in acquitting former Federal Territories minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor on charges of receiving RM2mil in bribes from a businessman in 2016.

According to sources in the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC), the notice of appeal was filed at 12.30pm Monday (July 19). The prosecution is appealing to the Federal Court against the decision.

On July 16, the Court of Appeal allowed Tengku Adnan’s appeal to set aside the conviction and sentence of 12 months’ jail and RM2mil fine meted out by the Kuala Lumpur High Court.

Judge Datuk Suraya Othman, who read out the 2-1 majority decision said the court found the cheque of RM2mil received by Tengku Adnan from businessman Tan Sri Chai Kin Kong was a political contribution to Umno.

Justice Datuk Ahmad Nasfy Yasin agreed with Justice Suraya while Justice Datuk Abu Bakar Jais, rejected Tengku Adnan’s appeal.

On Dec 21 last year, High Court judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan sentenced the Putrajaya MP to 12 months in jail and imposed a RM2mil fine after finding him guilty.

Tengku Adnan, 70, was charged in his capacity as a public servant, namely Federal Territories minister, with having received for himself a total of RM2mil from Aset Kayamas Sdn Bhd (AKSB) director Tan Sri Chai Kin Kong via a cheque deposited into a bank account owned by Tadmansori Holdings Sdn Bhd (THSB), in which Tengku Adnan has an interest in and is known to AKSB, as being related to his official duties.

He was accused of committing the offence at CIMB Bank Berhad, Damansara Town Centre branch here on June 14, 2016, under Section 165 of the Penal Code, which provides an imprisonment of up to two years or a fine or both. - Bernama

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