Police to haul up Farid Kamil over RM5m bribe claim
The police will call up actor-cum-director Farid Kamil Zahari soon to record his statement in connection with his claim of being offered bribe of RM5 million by the previous government .
Selangor Criminal Investigation Department head SAC Fadzil Ahmat, in confirming the matter, said a report was lodged at the Kota Damansara police station at 6pm yesterday by a 43 year-old man, who claimed to represent the pro-Umno NGO Pemantau Malaysia Baharu president Lokman Noor Adam.
“In the report, the complainant claimed to have watched a video on YouTube where Farid Kamil said he was offered RM5 million by the previous government to forgive former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak and his wife, Rosmah Mansor.
“The complainant alleged that Farid Kamil intentionally made up the story to tarnish Najib and Rosmah’s image, and also claimed that if it was true, why didn’t Farid Kamil report the matter to the MACC ,” he told a media conference in Shah Alam today.
Fadzil said the case would be investigated under Section 500 of the Penal Code for defamation.
In the video, which was uploaded in YouTube MyFokus Online last Nov 7, Farid Kamil, in a programme by Al-Hijrah TV, with the title Nak jadi artis ke nak jadi ahli politik? (Tobe an artiste or politician), claimed there was an attempt by the previous government to bribe him of RM5 million for him to forgive Najib and Rosmah.