Fighting case involving Awie to be heard on Nov 3


  • Nation
  • Friday, 13 Jun 2003

BY M. MAGESWARI

KUALA LUMPUR: Rock singer-actor Awie will go to trial on Nov 3 together with his brother and a contractor for allegedly fighting in public. 

Magistrate Mohamad Kamil Nizam set the date after prosecuting officer Chief Insp Siti Rozaida Aripin and counsel Nasir Aziz, who represented Awie and his brother, agreed to a joint-trial. 

Awie, whose real name is Ahmad Azhar Othman, arrived at the courtroom in black suit with a striking colourful tie at 8.50am and spent his time chatting jovially with two friends. 

The 35-year-old artiste gained fame as an actor from films like Sembilu 1, Sembilu 2, Tragedi Oktober, Pemburu Bayang, Merah, Bara and Iskandar.  

As a rock star, his hit songs include Sejati, Misteri Mimpi Shakila and Tragedi Oktober

Awie, his 20-year-old mechanic brother Muhamad Nazri and contractor Fairul Ezly Ramli, 27, are accused of fighting in a public place and disturbing the peace at the Oakleaf Club lobby at Bukit Antarabangsa in Hulu Klang at 1.45am on Sept 26, last year. 

Fairul is the brother of Ainol Eqraf Ramli, an ex-drummer of Kristal, a teenage rock group groomed by Awie.  

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

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