A Malaysian actor, director and assistant director pleaded guilty to possessing drugs at a house in Kuala Kangsar, Perak.
According to Astro Awani, actor Muhamad Niezam Mohd Zaidi, 29, director Mohd Latif Zami, 49, and assistant director Saiful Zaidrin Ismail, 47, made the confession after the charges were read before Magistrate Shazmeer Zamhari.
It was reported that the three men committed the offence at a house in Persiaran Jati, Taman Chandan Putri 2, Kuala Kangsar at 7.15am on 10 October.
The charge sheet showed that Muhamad Niezam was accused of possessing 1.15 grams of Cannabis while Mohd Latif was accused of possessing 0.30 grams. Saiful Zaidrin was accused of possessing 0.38 grams of Methamphetamine.
Muhamad Niezam and Mohd Latif were charged under Section 6 of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which carries a maximum fine of RM20,000 or imprisonment not exceeding five years or both, if convicted, while Saiful Zaidrin was charged under Section 12 (2) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which carries a maximum fine of RM100,000 or imprisonment not exceeding five years or both, if convicted.
The court allowed Muhamad Niezam bail of RM3,000, Mohd Latif RM2,600 and Saiful Zaidrin RM3,200, each with one surety and set 1 December as the case re-mention date to get the chemical report. All of them paid the bail issued to them.
Meanwhile on 12 October, Muhamad Niezam issued an apology on his Instagram page.
“I apologise if I have done anything wrong and I also apologise for not being able to reply a single comment from my friends and the media via DM, WhatsApp, call and son on,” he said.
“Alhamdulillah, thanks be to God for what happened and millions of thanks also to all of you who have always prayed for me all this time. May God bless you.”
“For now, I will refrain from any comments on this issue. May you all be healthy always and blessed.”