33-year-old man charged with assault in attack on Malaysian actor Kamal Adli in Singapore

33-year-old man charged with assault in attack on Malaysian actor Kamal Adli in Singapore

SINGAPORE — On Tuesday, a 33-year-old man was charged with assault in connection to the attack on Malaysian actor Kamal Adli in Singapore.

The man, Muhammad Nabil Rashid, is accused of hitting Mr Kamal with an extendable baton multiple times while the actor met fans on Sunday on the last day of Hari Raya Mega Sale 2023, a three-day fair at Singapore Expo Hall 5A.

The victim suffered a 3cm scalp laceration on his head and had to undergo surgery after being rushed to the hospital.

The accused appeared in court via video-link, and the judge granted the prosecution’s application to remand him at the Institute of Mental Health for two weeks for psychiatric observation.

Mr Kamal’s actress wife, Uqasha Senrose, who is currently in Singapore, shared her account of the incident on her Instagram account on how Kamal was attacked and had to be rushed to the hospital and sedated before undergoing surgery.

Ms Uqasha claimed that the incident happened when they were about to leave the event and were approached by a wheelchair-bound woman who wanted to take a photo with them.

“Kamal and I took a picture with the woman. Suddenly, a man came and asked, ‘Where’s Kamal?’ We thought he was a fan.”

“Kamal then approached the man. Suddenly, the man pulled out a baton from his pocket and repeatedly hit Kamal in the back of the head, ” Ms Uqasha recalled the terrifying assault.

“Kamal’s blood was all over his shirt. When Kamal raised his head, the man hit him in the cheekbone. The man then repeatedly hit Kamal’s body,” she told media BH Online.

Ms Uqasha also claimed that her siblings who were with them during the incident were threatened by the perpetrator.

In an Instagram update, a video was posted showing the actor at the hospital. In the video, a doctor says that he is well enough to return to Malaysia.


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