The high court ruled a fine worth RM 1.5 million against businessman Datuk Tan Eng Boon along with a year in jail for assisting Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor in corruption.

Justice Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali the High Court judge ruled the sentence following the property developer pleading guilty in the court today.

The judge also mentioned that he considered both exasperating and diminishing factors along with public interest.

He added, “ Firstly the accused pleaded guilty before the beginning of trial and that saved court’s time. The sentence regarding the crime he mentioned is a fine worth RM 1.5 million and by default an year in prison. The payment must be done latest by tomorrow.”

Tan is presently out on bail can go home following the proceeding in order to make the payment of the fine amount by tomorrow. Tan, the chairman of the Johor Baru-based Joland group of companies is a businessman who began with agricultural activities before enlarging the business to cover property development and investment, hospitality and warehousing.

Tan has pleaded guilty in accusations of supporting Tengku Adnan the ex Federal Territories Minister in corrupt charges that accused Adnan of accepting 1 million RM cheque from Pekan Nenas Industries Sdn Bhd handed over by Tan in 2013.

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