KUALA LUMPUR: Popular actor and director Datuk Farid Kamil Zahari is currently serving out the rest of his nine-month prison sentence after his appeal to set aside the sentence was dismissed by the Shah Alam High Court today.
The 38-year-old husband of actress Diana Danielle received the sentence after being convicted for a drug offence.
According to a news report today, Deputy Public Prosecutor Ahmad Nazneen Zulkifli said that High Court Judge Datuk Ab Karim Ab Rahman had rejected the appeal by the accused and retained the decision made by the Magistrate’s Court in Petaling Jaya last May.
He added: “The prison sentence for the accused has been carried out since last Thursday.”
It is believed that Farid had attended the proceedings for his appeal at the Shah Alam High Court alone without being accompanied by his wife or other family members.
Last May, Farid was sentenced to nine months in prison after being convicted of a drug abuse charge for using the marijuana type Tetra Hydrocannibol (THC) last year.
The sentence was delivered by Magistrate Nor Ariffin Hisham after the actor chose to remain silent when he was ordered to defend himself.
But after serving 35 days of his sentence in Kajang Prison, Ab Karim granted him a stay of the said sentence after Farid had filed for an appeal.
Farid was accused of self administration of drugs at 4.30pm in the Petaling Jaya police headquarters Narcotics Criminal Investigations Department on Jan 11 last year.
The J Revolusi star was charged under Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.