Kuala Lumpur: Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor was granted a discharge by High Court Judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali over RM1 million corruption trial following an appeal for the order by prosecutors.
Due to some new developments the prosecution decided to step back, after which Mohd Nazlan after Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Julia Ibrahim granted the orders.
Earlier, Julia had explained to the court that the new developments needed to be probed further before they could continue with the trial as the outcome could jeopardise proceedings.
The 69-year-old Putrajaya MP is charged with corruptly receiving for himself RM1 million from businessman Tan Eng Boon, to approve an application by Nucleus Properties Sdn Bhd.
Tan Eng who had pleaded guilty to an alternative charge of abetting the politician and was fined RM1.5 million.