Man charged for alleged assault of Malaysian actor Kamal Adli at Singapore Expo
Attacker had allegedly hit Kamal repeatedly on the face, head and chest while he was meeting fans at a trade show
UPDATE: A 33-year-old man was charged in the case of the alleged attack on the Malaysian actor
SINGAPORE — Malaysian celebrity couple Kamal Adli and Uqasha Senrose were taking photos with fans at the Hari Raya Mega Sale trade show at Singapore Expo on Sunday (12 March) when Kamal was allegedly attacked by a baton-wielding man.
The 36-year-old actor suffered cuts on his head, as well as bruises on his face and cheeks after he was beaten up by the man. He was taken to Changi General Hospital and received several stitches.
Malay news outlet Berita Harian (BH) reported that Kamal's actress wife Uqasha said they were taking pictures with an aunt in a wheelchair at around 9pm when the violent incident happened.
A man had called out to her husband, but instead of requesting a picture, he threw a baton at Kamal's head.
"Blood was pouring out. Kamal was badly hurt. I saw Kamal wake up because he wanted to know who attacked him," Uqasha recalled.
Police have arrested Kamal's attacker, after several visitors and stall operators stopped him from fleeing.
"Everyone there chased and stopped the man. They were puzzled and angry as to why Kamal was the victim of his attack," Uqasha told BH.
In a recent Instagram post, Uqasha tearfully updated fans about the incident and showed a short clip of doctors treating Kamal at the hospital.
She thanked the people who helped and expressed gratitude that her husband's life was saved and his memory was not affected.
Arrest of a 33-year-old man
Television host Roslan Shah, who brought Kamal and Uqasha to Singapore for the trade show at Singapore Expo, hopes the man responsible for the attack will be punished.
He said, "As the person who brought Kamal and Uqasha to this Hari Raya Mega Sale, I have to be responsible, and I don't want anything to happen to the artistes (who have) come here to meet their fans."
Uqasha and Kamal are prominent actors in Malaysia's entertainment scene, having starred in numerous dramas, including the recent Astro Ria show "Akira Khan".
The Hari Raya Mega Sale is an event organized by MegaXpress International from Friday to Sunday. It features artists who want to showcase their business or make special appearances to meet fans.
Man charged over the alleged assault
The assailant, Muhammad Nabil Rashid, has been charged on Tuesday with voluntarily causing injury with a dangerous weapon.
The Straits Times reported that Nabil appeared in court via video link, where the judge granted the prosecution's application to remand him for two weeks for psychiatric observation.
Using an extendable baton, Nabil hit Mr Kamal multiple times, causing a 3-centimetre scalp laceration.
According to the police on Monday, such acts of violence will not be tolerated, noting that they will not hesitate to take action against those who disregard the law.
An offender convicted of voluntarily causing harm with a dangerous weapon can be jailed for up to seven years, fined, caned, or any combination of such punishments.
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