Court rejects actor Farid Kamil’s bid to have his passport returned

Actor Farid Kamil. (Facebook pic)

PETALING JAYA: The Magistrate’s Court today rejected an application filed by actor-director Farid Kamil Zahari for the return of his passport on the grounds of travelling abroad for work.

Magistrate Nor Ariffin Hisham made the decision after the 37-year-old actor failed to furnish supporting documents.

Earlier, Farid’s lawyer, Faizul Mohd Nasir, filed the application on the grounds that his client needed the passport to go abroad for filming.

Meanwhile, Farid, who was accompanied by his wife, Diana Dianelle, when met by reporters outside the court, said he needed the passport for work.

“As an actor, I really need an international passport for business and now my acting opportunities are also limited because I am still tied to court proceedings,” he said, adding that he understood and respected the court procedure.

In a different court, Magistrate Salamiah Salleh fixed a three-day trial from Nov 26 for Farid, who is charged with fabricating evidence about three co-actors who he claimed had spiked his drink with drugs.

On Jan 16, Farid pleaded not guilty to four charges, including voluntarily causing hurt to a private company account executive and a policeman.

On the first two charges, he allegedly assaulted Ashraf Ahmad, 35, an account executive, and Constable Muhammad Nizam Jamaluddin, 24, at the Kota Damansara traffic police station information counter at 1.20pm on Jan 11.

On the third charge, Farid, 37, is accused of using criminal force to prevent Nizam from carrying out his duty as a public servant at the same place, time and date, while on the fourth charge, he is accused of disorderly conduct at the police station by hurling insults at Nizam.

On Jan 25, Farid also pleaded not guilty to the charge of self-administering THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), one of the active components in ganja, into his body and on March 9 he was charged again for fabricating evidence about three co-actors who he claimed had spiked his drink with drugs.