KUALA LUMPUR: A former financial controller at a developer’s company told the High Court in Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor’s RM2 million corruption trial today that there were no details on the firm’s official records on why the money was paid.
Lai Vui Kiong, who worked for Aset Kayamas director Chai Kin Kong, said he had received no supporting documents for the RM2 million paid to the company on June 14, 2016.
“I received orders from Tan Sri Chai to pay RM2 million to Tadmansori Holdings Sdn Bhd.
“I am not sure if the company has any business relationship with Aset Kayamas,” he said.
When asked by Tengku Adnan’s lawyer, Tan Hock Chuan, whether he had asked Chai for the purpose of the RM2 million, Lai said no.
“The payment voucher for the RM2 million was an exception from normal practice,” he said.
“There were no supporting documents given to us.”
Lai also told the court he was unsure if the RM2 million was a political donation.
The hearing continues on July 16 before High Court judge Zaini Mazlan.
Tengku Adnan, popularly known as Ku Nan, was accused of receiving RM2 million from Chai despite knowing that the businessman’s companies had dealings with the federal territories ministry, which was under him at the time.
The offence was allegedly committed at the Pusat Bandar Damansara CIMB bank branch here on June 14, 2016.
The charge was framed under Section 165 of the Penal Code, under which it is an offence for a public servant to obtain anything valuable.
Those found guilty can be jailed for up to two years and fined.