Actor and director, Farid Kamil Zahari (or Farid Kamil) who was previously sentenced to a 13-month jail term had his sentence substituted with a RM 5,500 fine. He was previously sentenced to a 13-month jail term for using criminal force and disorderly conduct at a police station three years ago, Free Malaysia Today (FMT) reported.
On 11th January 2018, Farid was charged with committing both offences against a police officer, Constable Muhammad Nizam Jamaluddin at the Kota Damansara police station. He was also charged with assault committed towards Constable Nizam and a member of the public, Asyraf Ahmad at the same place and time.
FMT reported that the court commuted the 13-month jail sentence for offences involving criminal violence to a RM 5,000 fine and a 4-month jail term for disorderly conduct to a RM 500 fine. Judicial Commissioner Nurulhuda Nur’aini Mohamad Nor made the decision after allowing Farid’s appeal against the sentence at the Shah Alam High Court.
She took into account the fact that Farid Kamil, the appellant had paid the compound as a form of compensation to the two individuals involved. Farid paid a compound of RM 5,000 to Constable Nizam and another RM 8,000 to Asyraf, as prescribed under Section 260 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
The judge also said that the 40-year-old actor seems remorseful of his past and tendered an apology during his trial. In the court proceedings, Farid had reportedly paid the fine. The actor was represented by lawyers Kee Wei Lon and Low Wei Loke.