Engineer claims trial to 16 graft charges, bail set at RM20,000

Sharifah Mahsinah Abdullah

KOTA BARU: An engineer of a Kelantan government-linked company (GLC) was charged at the Kota Baru Session's court today with 16 counts of corruption amounting more than RM40,000 last year.

Mohd Asrul Setapa, however, pleaded not guilty and claimed trial to all the charges before Judge Adli Abdul Ghalib.

The 31-year-old father of two was alleged to have committed the offences at several areas in Kota Baru between April and August last year.

The accused, hailed from Kampung Tok Ku, Sering, was alleged to have accepted some cash, a mobile phone, watches and construction materials all amounting to RM40,468.03 from two contractors for several projects between April and August.

He was charged under Section 27 (a) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Act 2009.

Adli allowed the accused to be released on RM20,000 bail in one surety and ordered him to surrender his passport to the court.