KUALA LUMPUR: Actor Datuk Farid Kamil’s younger brother says his family will not give up appealing for the courts to allow him to be home for Raya.
Fadzil Zahari, 36, said his family members were still in a state of shock over the Petaling Jaya Magistrate’s Court's May 15 decision to have him spend Hari Raya in jail.
“Our parents are very sad, and every day all of us pray that a miracle will happen so that Farid will be allowed home for Aidilfitri,” said Fadzil in a news report today.
Fadzil, who appeared in the action comedy Adnan Sempit 3, said Farid’s lawyer Megat Syazlee Mokhtarom was appealing for a stay of the court’s jail sentence.
“He is doing his utmost for Farid. I visited him in Kajang Prison recently and he appears to have accepted his fate calmly. Nevertheless, I told him we’ll make sure he is home for Raya,” said Fadzil.
Farid, 38, was sentenced to nine months’ jail for drug abuse by Magistrate Nor Ariffin Hisham.
The court also rejected the stay of the execution and ordered Farid to be put under the surveillance of National Anti-Drugs Agency (AADK) for two years.
Farid was charged with using THC drugs at the narcotics office of the Petaling Jaya district police headquarters at 4.30pm on Jan 11, last year.
The offence falls under Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and carries a maximum two years’ imprisonment or a RM5,000 fine or both upon conviction.