PETALING JAYA: Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) could be behind Datuk Farid Kamil Zahari’s recent strange behaviour, his brother Fadzil Zahari has claimed.
When met at the magistrate’s court complex on Friday where Farid was attending a remand hearing over an alleged assault at a police station, Fadzil said that family problems have taken their toll on his brother’s mental health.
“He is very secretive and does not share his problem with us. We were shocked by this incident.
“But (Farid) told me three days ago that he had not seen his children in days,” he said.
Fadzil added that he has been trying to contact Farid’s wife, Diana Danielle, but to no avail.
Diana and her children were not present during the court proceeding here.
Meanwhile, Farid’s younger brother Anis Anwar Zahari said the family is planning to send Farid for a medical check-up.
“We will send Farid for a physiological evaluation and will give him our full moral support,” he said.
Farid was remanded for four days by the magistrate’s court on Friday for allegedly slapping a policeman and kicking another person at the Kota Damansara traffic police counter.
Clad in purple police lock-up attire, a handcuffed Farid was not camera shy as dozens of journalists’ lenses were trained on him when he was ushered into the courtroom.
His lawyer revealed that the star is being investigated under Section 90 of the Police Act for indecent behaviour at a police station.
The 37-year-old actor is also being probed under Section 323 and Section 353 of the Penal Code for causing grievous hurt and using criminal force to obstruct a public servant from carrying out his duties.
It is understood that Farid had gone to the police station to lodge a report on a traffic accident at 1.20pm.
While being attended to at the traffic police counter, the actor is believed to have slapped the policeman who was registering his report.
The reason behind the altercation is unknown.
The incident was witnessed by several other policemen on duty and members of the public.
He also allegedly kicked the legs of another man there, before being apprehended by police.