The Kuala Lumpur High Court has granted a discharge not amounting to an acquittal (DNAA), to former Federal Territories minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, in his RM1 million corruption trial.

This after the Attorney General's Chambers (AGC), through the prosecution, today appealed for the order, citing "new developments" that warranted further investigation, in the case.

"In my view, the reasons submitted by the deputy public prosecutor on the new developments in the case and the need to investigate them further justifies this court not to order a full acquittal.

"I therefor order the accused to be discharged not amounting to an acquittal," Free Malaysia Today (FMT) quoted High Court judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali as saying.

Tengku Adnan, who is better known as Ku Nan, was charged with receiving RM1 million from businessman Tan Eng Boon to approve an application by Nucleus Properties Sdn Bhd to increase the company's plot ratio in regard to a development project on Lot 228, Jalan Semarak, Kuala Lumpur.

The 69-year-old Putrajaya MP allegedly committed the offence at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) CIMB branch on Dec 27, 2013.

Tan has previously pleaded guilty to an alternative charge of abetting Ku Nan, and was fined RM1.5 million.

If convicted over the charge under Section 24(1) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act, Tengku Adnan could have been jailed up to 20 years and fined five times the gratification amount received.

Source: FMT
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