Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Ku Nan Guilty of RM2M Graft Charge

Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor (right), better known as Ku Nan has been found guilty of the RM2 million graft charge against him by the High Court Kuala Lumpur yesterday. 

He was accused of receiving kickbacks for the said amount from Aset Kayamas Sdn Bhd managing director Chai Kin Kong four years ago  during his term as the federal territories minister. 

He is sentenced to 12 months' jail and a fine of RM2 million, or in default six months' jail. But the High Court granted him a stay of execution of both sentences – he is expected to file an appeal, if he hasn’t already. 

High Court Justice Mohamed Zaini Mazlan said the punishment prescribed under Section 165 of the Penal Code is for imprisonment for up to two years or a fine or both. 

“I am inclined to follow precedents which indicate that a jail sentence is an appropriate punishment. I am also of the view that the accused should not be allowed to profit from the wrong that he had committed, which was the RM2 million that I held that he had taken for himself”. 

This came two weeks after he was granted a discharge not amounting to an acquittal by another High Court judge, Justice Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali, for a graft charge in another RM1 million corruption trial, following an appeal for the order by prosecutors who cited that new developments in the case warranted further investigation. 

On Sunday, Celtic emerged 4-3 winners in the penalty shootout over Hearts – Kristoffer Ajer having supplied that vital finish to the competition, which took 16 long months to conclude. 

And Conor Hazard (left), the 22-year-old Northern Ireland goalkeeper making just his third appearance for Celtic, was the hero with two penalty saves in the shootout. 

This triumph ensured the pandemic-disrupted 2019-20 season was finally completed even as a new season is underway. 

Celtic’s victory followed a 3-3 draw after extra time, and ensured they achieved a historic quadruple domestic treble with the Glasgow club’s 40th Scottish Cup win, a record fourth in a row!

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