Well. Isn’t that going to set the cat among the pigeons?
A former Malaysian military attache charged with sexually attacking a Wellington woman has pleaded not guilty and elected trial by jury.
Muhammad Rizalman bin Ismail, 38, appeared before a Wellington District Court registrar today and was remanded until February.
Rizalman is on bail with strict conditions including a curfew and restrictions on going to the suburbs of Newtown and Berhampore, and Cuba St in central Wellington.
Rizalman was arrested on May 10 following the alleged attack in the victim’s home in the Wellington suburb of Brooklyn.
He left New Zealand without facing trial after Malaysia invoked diplomatic immunity – apparently in the belief that it did so with the blessing of the New Zealand Government. Read more »