SINGAPORE: Mobile phone video footage of Singapore singer and actor Aliff Aziz being arrested after causing a public nuisance along Orchard Road here over the weekend has gone viral on social media.
One minute-long Facebook video clip of the incident has racked up over 200,000 views and over 2,000 comments as of today.
In the footage, Aliff, 28, is seen being pinned down on the side of the road by two policemen.
He is also heard telling the officers: “Sir… you talk to my father, sir… I never resist!”
According to Singapore police, officers were on patrol at 6.40am at Orchard Road when they came across two men arguing.
"Despite the police officers’ repeated warnings to keep the peace, one of them, a 28-year-old male who reeked of alcohol, refused to comply and continued to create further annoyance to the public.
“He was subsequently arrested for causing annoyance to the public when drunk under Section 14(2)(b) of the Liquor Control Act," the police said, according to Today Online.
They added that the man resisted and put up a violent struggle when the officers were making the arrest. Police investigations are ongoing.
Not a stranger to controversy, Aliff was previously charged with stealing S$400 (RM1,208) in cash, cigarettes and a lighter.