KUALA LUMPUR — Property developer Datuk Tan Eng Boon pleaded not guilty to bribing former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor and abetting him five years ago.
Tan, 70, was accused at the Sessions Court here today (Nov 15) of giving Tengku Adnan, 68, RM1mil via a Public Bank cheque belonging to Pekan Nenas Industries Sdn Bhd, which was deposited into the latter’s CIMB bank account.
Tan allegedly made the payment on 27 Dec 2013 as a “reward” to Tengku Adnan for approving an application of a company for the increase of the plot ratio in Jalan Semarak here.
Tan claimed trial to the charge framed under section 16(b)(A) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009.
In an alternative charge, Tan was also accused of abetting Tengku Adnan (of corruption) on the same date.
This offence is punishable under section 109 read together with section 165 of the Penal Code.
Judge Azura Alwi allowed bail at RM700,000 in two sureties.
The court also ordered for the businessman to report to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office nearest to his residence every month until the case is over.
Tan was also ordered to provide the court with an itinerary for any travels to destinations other than Singapore a week before the intended travel.
The case is fixed for mention on Dec 12.