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Graft: Bank Rakyat staff pleads not guilty
Published on: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Kota Kinabalu: A 31-year-old former bank staff was charged with two counts of receiving bribes.

Mohd Asrol Yusof pleaded not guilty before Sessions Court Judge Abu Bakar Manaf, Tuesday.

On the first count, Mohd Asrol is accused of receiving RM2,500 from Malik Amit, 33, as a reward to help him in his personal loan application until it was approved by the bank.

On the second count, he allegedly received RM700 from Malik for the same purpose.

The offences allegedly took place at 3pm on May 7, 2014 at the Bank Rakyat building at the Kota Kinabalu Harbour City, here.

He was charged under Section 16(a)(A) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 for provides for a jail term of up to 20 years and fine of five times the amount involved or RM10,000, whichever is higher, on conviction.

The court set Feb 26 for case management and released Mohd Asrol on bail of RM15,000 with RM7,000 deposited in one local surety.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Rustam Sanip appeared for the prosecution while counsel Edward Paul defended Mohd Asrol. – Cynthia D Baga

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