PETALING JAYA (Bernama): The trial of popular actor and director Datuk Farid Kamil Zahari (pic) for allegedly slapping a traffic policeman has been postponed.
His counsel was unable to attend proceedings after being involved in a road accident last week.
Counsel Mohd Hafiz Zainol Abidin, mentioned on behalf of Megat Syazlee Mokhtarom, when hearing of the case was scheduled before Magistrate Nor Ariffin Hisham on Thursday (Jan 31).
“Megat Syazlee is still on sick leave until Feb 14 after undergoing surgery on Jan 23, following a crash where he sustained serious injuries while riding his motorcycle,” he said.
Deputy public prosecutor Alia Sumayyah Amran did not protest after the defence submitted the sick leave certificate and subsequently applied for the trial's new date.
Nor Ariffin then set Feb 27 and March 13 to 15 for trial.
On Jan 16 last year, Farid Kamil pleaded not guilty to four charges - two counts of causing hurt, one count of criminal force and one count of indecent behaviour - at the Kota Damansara police station.
Nine days later, on Jan 25, Farid also pleaded not guilty to using the drug tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. - Bernama