Awie fails to show up to answer fighting charge


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 19 Apr 2003

By M. MAGESWARI

KUALA LUMPUR: Popular rock singer-actor Awie, who is accused of fighting in public last September, failed to turn up at the Ampang magistrate's court yesterday to face the charge of committing an affray. 

The 35-year old celebrity, whose real name is Ahmad Azhar Othman faced the charge with his younger brother, mechanic Muhamad Nazri, 29, and contractor Fairul Ezly Ramli, 27. 

They were alleged to have disturbed public peace at the lobby of the Oakleaf Club at Bukit Antarabangsa in Hulu Klang at 1.45am on Sept 26, last year. 

Both brothers were represented by counsel Othman Mahfar. He told the court that his clients were “outstation” and could not be present to face their charge in the summons case yesterday. 

Fairul, , claimed trial to the same charge.  

Fairul, of Taman Ampang Hilir, is the brother of Ainol Eqraf Ramli, an ex-drummer of Kristal, a teenage rock group groomed by Awie. He was accompanied by his parents and Ainol.  

The three allegedly committed the offence under Section 159 of the Penal Code, which is punishable under Section 160 of the Penal Code which carries a jail term of up to one month, or a maximum fine of RM200, or both, upon conviction. 

Magistrate Noramilia Mohd Saad fixed April 23 for mention to record the plea from Awie and Nazri and June 12 for Fairul to appoint a lawyer.  

Among the films which Awie's acting has earned him fame are Sembilu 1, Sembilu 2, Tragedi Oktober, Pemburu Bayang, Merah, Bara and Iskandar while his hit songs include Sejati, Misteri Mimpi Shakila and Tragedi Oktober

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