26-year-old Singaporean Sheik Ferdous Sheik Alau’ddin, who was the champion of the 2018 World Pencak Silat Championship, and also won a silver medal at the 2021 SEA Games, was charged with drink-driving.
He had allegedly driven along Cantonment Road heading towards Keppel road on 27 November 2022 at about 2.30am, with 93 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.
The legal limit is 35mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath.
Ferdous, who is also the son of the Singapore Silat Federation’s chief executive Dr Sheik Alau’ddin Yacoob Marican, has had his case adjourned to 14 February.
The Singapore Silat Federation said that it is not involved in the personal lives of its national athletes or their engagement with external parties.
They added that they will “stand behind SHeik Ferdous in providing any emotional and mental support that he may need.”
If convicted, Ferdous faces a jail term of up to 1 year and a fine of up to $10,000.
Images source: Team Singapore and Singapore Silat Federation