ALOR STAR: A director with the Putrajaya Community Development Department (Kemas) claimed trial at the sessions court here today to two counts of graft involving a total of over RM159,000.
Mohd Adnan Daud, 54, from Shah Alam, is alleged to have accepted inducements from a man to appoint six companies to supply food to Kemas kindergartens while he was serving as the Selangor Kemas director.
He is charged with accepting bribe money totalling RM159,053 on Jan 7, 2015 and Dec 14, 2016 via a Malayan Banking Bhd branch at Jalan Sultan Badlishah here.
For the first charge, Adnan is alleged to have accepted RM73,000 from Sah Nizam as an inducement to appoint two companies – Syarikat Perniagaan Naluri Pertama and Syarikat Alpha Elit Resources – owned and managed by Sah Nizam, to supply milk and chocolate malt powder to Kemas kindergartens on Dec 14, 2016.
For the second charge, Adnan is alleged to have accepted RM86,053 from Sah Nizam as an inducement to appoint five companies owned and managed by Sah Nizam to supply biscuits, powdered milk and cereals to kindergartens under the department on Jan 7, 2015.
The five companies are Syarikat Perniagaan Naluri Pertama, One Blue Diamond Enterprise, Syarikat Malbery Enterprise, Golden North Enterprise and LD Dinamik Enterprise.
The two charges were made under Section 17(a) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009, which carries a maximum 20 years’ jail sentence and a fine of not less than five times the amount of graft, or RM10,000, whichever is higher.
MACC Deputy Public Prosecutor A. Hafiizh Abu Bakar asked the court to set bail at RM100,000.
But lawyer Abdul Hadi Ahmad, in pleading for a lower bail amount, told the court that Adnan has to support eight children, five of whom are still schooling, while the youngest is only 55-days old.
He said although Adnan earns a salary of RM9,800 per month, his bank accounts were frozen five months ago.
Judge Azman Abu Hassan set bail at RM80,000 with one surety for both charges and fixed July 31 for mention.