KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court has allowed former minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor to travel overseas to seek medical treatment.
Judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan ordered a temporary release of Tengku Adnan’s passport to enable him to travel to Australia, and noted that similar applications were made previously where “he had gone and come back twice”.
The court said Tengku Adnan would be allowed to keep his passport from Dec 23 to Jan 2, 2020.
Tengku Adnan, better known as Ku Nan, is facing two corruption charges.
The former federal territories minister is accused of receiving RM2 million from businessman Chai Kin Kong despite knowing that Chai’s companies had dealings with his ministry.
The charge against Tengku Adnan was framed under Section 165 of the Penal Code.
He also faces a charge of receiving a RM1 million bribe from another businessman, Tan Eng Boon.
Hearing for the two cases will resume on Jan 10 and Feb 18 respectively.