SINGAPORE (Bernama): A man who allegedly assaulted Malaysian actor Kamal Adli will be remanded for another week to complete the medical examination at the republic’s Institute of Mental Health (IMH).
According to District Judge Terence Tay, there is an application from the IMH for the remand to be extended for the completion of the examination.
"I’m allowing the application for you to be remanded for one further week at the IMH,” he said, adding that the next mention of the case will be on April 4.
On March 14, the court ruled the man to be remanded for two weeks to undergo a psychiatric evaluation at the institute.
Donning a green shirt, the 33-year-old man replied "ya” when asked whether he heard the decision.
Earlier, when asked what language he likes to speak in, he replied "English”. The man appeared via a video link believed to be from the IMH.
He was charged at State Courts on March 14 for "his suspected involvement in a case of voluntarily causing hurt with dangerous weapon.”
If convicted, the offence of voluntarily causing hurt with dangerous weapon under Section 324 of the Penal Code carries an imprisonment term which may extend to "seven years, a fine, caning, or any combination of such punishments.”
On March 12 at about 9.19pm, Singapore Police Force was alerted to a case at 1 Expo Drive where the suspect had allegedly assaulted a 36-year-old man with a baton.
Police had seized the baton as a case exhibit and "investigations are ongoing.”
The injured Kamal had to undergo surgery at a hospital here.
He and his wife Uqasha Senrose were in Singapore for the three-day Hari Raya Mega Sale 2023 event starting March 10, at Hall 5A of the Singapore Expo.
According to Uqasha, the incident happened at the end of the event.
Also present at the court today was Kamal’s counsel, Jason Wee of Malaysia-based AVW Legal Law Firm.