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Court to hear Ku Nan’s appeal in RM2 million bribery case tomorrow

The former minister's 12-month jail sentence and RM2 million fine have been on hold pending his appeal.

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The Court of Appeal is scheduled to hear tomorrow the appeal of former federal territories minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor against his conviction and sentence for accepting a bribe of RM2 million from a businessman.

The court has also fixed April 23 and 26 to hear the appeal.

Tengku Adnan, 70, better known as Ku Nan, filed the appeal on Dec 21 last year after the Kuala Lumpur High Court on the same day sentenced the Putrajaya MP to 12 months’ jail and fined him RM2 million after finding him guilty of the charge.

However, the court allowed Tengku Adnan’s application for a stay of execution of the jail sentence and fine pending his appeal.

Tengku Adnan was charged in his capacity as a public servant with receiving for himself a total of RM2 million from businessman Chai Kin Kong, who is Aset Kayamas Sdn Bhd (AKSB) director, through a Hong Leong Islamic Bank cheque belonging to the company which was deposited into a CIMB account owned by Tadmansori Holdings Sdn Bhd (THSB), in which Tengku Adnan has an interest and is known to AKSB as being related to his official duties.

He was accused of committing the offence at the Pusat Bandar Damansara branch of CIMB Bank Bhd on June 14, 2016.

The charge was framed under Section 165 of the Penal Code which provides for imprisonment of up to two years, a fine or both upon conviction.

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