KUALA LUMPUR — July 3, 2019: A company senior executive recalls being told in 2016 by a former minister that the RM2 million deposited into its account was a donation for two by-elections.
According to Tadmansori Holdings chief operating officer Datuk Mohd. Hasbi Jaafar, this he was told by former federal territories minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, also the biggest shareholder of the company.
When asked by counsel Datuk Tan Hock Chuan if as Umno secretary-general Adnan, better known as Ku Nan, had often made cash advances for the party, Hasbi replied that he only heard about it.
However Hasbi said he knew that cash advances were made for Umno staff during the by-elections in Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar.
Hasbi, who was with Tadmansori for 24 years, also testified that the company never had any dealings with Aset Kayamas Sdn. Bhd., the company that had issued the cheque for the RM2 million.
When re-examined by prosecutor Julia Ibrahim, Hasbi said Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission investigating officer Muhammad Saad Bordani did not ask him if the money was a political donation.
Adnan is accused of corruptly receiving the RM2 million for himself from businessman Tan Sri Chai Kin Kong of Aset Kayamas.
Another witness, Tadmansori’s accounts and finance department assistant manager Rabiatul Adawiyah Sobri said after the money had been deposited, she never received instructions from Hasbi to withdraw the money or make payments to Umno.
The trial is being heard before justice Mohamed Zaini Mazlan. — Bernama