Malaysian actor Farid Kamil to be charged with giving false evidence

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SHAH ALAM - Actor Datuk Farid Kamil is set to be charged with giving false evidence.

Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Fadzil Ahmat said Farid would be charged at the Petaling Jaya magistrates courts on Friday (March 9).

"He is expected to be charged under Section 192 of the Penal Code.

"We began investigations following the second police report he lodged and called in the three people he named in the report.

"Their statements contradicted a lot of what he had alleged," ACP Fadzil told reporters at the Selangor police headquarters on Thursday.

Farid was arrested on Jan 11 for allegedly attacking a police officer and a civilian at the Kota Damansara traffic police station.

He claimed trial to the assault charge on Jan 16.

The actor was then charged on Jan 25 with self administering THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), one of the active components in ganja.

Farid later lodged a report at the Taman Tun Dr Ismail police station alleging that a few individuals had spiked his drink with drugs prior to his altercation with the police in January.

Police then took statements from actor Sofi Jikan and musician Ahmad Tajuddin Mohamed.

Sofi was later arrested for an alleged drug offence.