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    Defence counsel for Kamal Adli's attacker seeks another psychiatric evaluation

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    SINGAPORE – A counsel representing a man who allegedly assaulted Malaysian actor Kamal Adli has requested another psychiatric assessment on his client. Wee Hong Shern of Ong & Co. LLC made the request to Singapore’s prisons department and the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) on July 4. He is currently awaiting a clarification report from IMH or “at least some clarification from the prison.” Wee explained that during his interview with the accused, he noticed discrepancies in the medical report and thus requested a new assessment to obtain a more accurate understanding of the accused’s mental condition. District Judge Terence Tay, however, prefers a shorter adjournment and set the next mention of the case for July 31st.

    Despite Wee’s request for a longer adjournment, District Judge Tay opted for a shorter one. The accused will remain in no-bail custody until the next court hearing. Wee expressed that he observed a change in the accused’s demeanor compared to what was stated in the medical report – the accused appeared more remorseful. When approached by Bernama outside the courtroom, Wee stated, “Hope we could do a fresh diagnosis again. I have requested for it already. I hope they agree.”

    During the Monday hearing, the accused appeared via a video link. In March, the court had ruled for the man to be remanded for three weeks at the Institute of Mental Health for a psychiatric evaluation. The accused, aged 33, was charged on March 14th under Section 324 of the Penal Code for his suspected involvement in a case of voluntarily causing hurt with a dangerous weapon. If convicted, the offense carries a maximum prison term of seven years, a fine, caning, or a combination of such punishments.

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    The police were alerted to the case on March 12th at 1 Expo Drive, where the suspect allegedly assaulted the 36-year-old actor with a baton. The baton was subsequently seized by the police as a case exhibit. Kamal had to undergo surgery at a hospital in Singapore following the incident. He and his wife, Uqasha Senrose, were in Singapore for the three-day Hari Raya Mega Sale 2023 event at Hall 5A of the Singapore Expo when the assault occurred.

    The prosecution side stated that they are ready to proceed with the case.



    Credit: The Star : News Feed

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