PETALING JAYA, Jan 11 — An actor prominent for portraying thugs and gangsters in movies was arrested today for allegedly assaulting a traffic policeman and a civilian at the Kota Damansara police station.
Datuk Farid Kamil, 37, who is married to actress Diana Danielle, allegedly slapped an officer across the face while he was at the Kota Damansara police station to report an accident.
Petaling Jaya police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Zani Che Din confirmed the incident, saying Farid was immediately arrested following the assault.
“After the arrest, we ran a urine test on him where he tested positive for marijuana,” he said.
Mohd Zani said Farid would be brought and presented before a magistrate at the PJ court on Friday morning to obtain a remand order.
The drama unfolded at the station around 1.20pm on Thursday, where Farid and another person had gone to report a traffic accident.
“When the officer on duty questioned Farid on how the accident took place, he instead flashed his mobile phone and a message that read ‘300 artistes borrowing money from loan sharks due to lack of jobs’.
“Just as the officer questioned Farid over the relevance of the message, he was slapped across his face,” he said.
Mohd Zani said the incident was witnessed by one other police corporal and three civilians.
He said the star of feature film Evolusi KL Drift then allegedly lashed out and kicked another civilian within the station.
“Immediately after the assault officers apprehended him and placed him in handcuffs. He cooled down after being detained,” he said.
Mohd Zani said the case was being investigated under Section 90 of the Police Act for misbehaving in a police station and for assault.
Farid’s first breakthrough role was when he was paired with popular actress Erra Fazira in the thriller Tujuh Perhentian in 2004.
Since then he has starred and directed in many movies which were box-office hits such as Anak Halal, Kala Bulan Mengambang, V3 Samseng Jalanan and Tombiruo.
Farid has also starred and directed local films such as Kongsi and PE3, while appearing on the small screen in shows such as Qanun 99, and Jodoh Itu Milik Kita, and made for TV movies such as Sedikit Waktu and Syukur Syawal.
When contacted by Malay Mail, Diana declined to comment on the arrest.
“Please let us deal with the situation at hand,” Diana told Malay Mail in a text message.