The Malaysian diplomat accused of assaulting a Wellington woman has been ushered onto a plane to Auckland [last night], his departure from Kuala Lumpur kept out of the public eye.
News media at Kuala Lumpur International Airport told Stuff that Muhammad Rizalman bin Ismail went through a “special entrance” onto his flight.
Rizalman arrived in Auckland aroundÂ midnight, and traveled on to Wellington where he is to appear in court this morning.
New Zealand formally filed an extradition request in recent weeks for Malaysia to return Rizalman so that he could appear in court in New Zealand. He left the country five months ago.
Rizalman was arrested on May 10, and charged by Wellington police withÂ burglary and assault with intent to rape relating to an alleged attack on Tania Billingsley, 22, in the Wellington suburb of Brooklyn. Read more »