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M'sian Doctor Found Guilty Of Sexually Assaulting 4 Patients In NZ Has Been Deported

Lim continues to deny the charges against her.

Cover image via NZ Herald

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A Malaysian doctor who was found guilty of sexually assaulting four male patients at a clinic in Hastings, New Zealand, back in 2014 has been deported

According to Stuff, David Kang Huat Lim was found guilty of stupefying four men with sedatives in order to sexually assault them. In what was described as an extreme abuse of trust between doctor and patient, Lim was slapped with five charges of sexual assault and was sentenced to five years of imprisonment at Tongariro Prison.

The assaults were reported to have happened over eight months in 2014. All had allegedly occurred at The Doctors clinic, located in Hastings, where Lim was practicing.

Image via Stuff.co.nz

The 46-year-old former doctor is a Malaysian national but had been living in New Zealand for 10 years

Lim, who is originally from Malaysia, was medically trained in Scotland. She previously worked at the Hawke's Bay Hospital's emergency department for three years before moving on to The Doctors clinic to practice. Her medical licence was revoked following her sexual assault charges.

Lim currently identifies as female and goes by she/her pronouns. She is in the process of transitioning from male to female.

Lim's stay in New Zealand has come to an end following the completion of her five-year prison sentence

According to NZ Herald, due to her denial of the charges, she did not receive offence-focused treatment, which aims to reduce the risk of sex offenders repeating their crimes.

Because she did not go through the psychological intervention program, the court decided to deny Lim's release from prison and she was deported back to Malaysia on 1 June.

According to the parole board of New Zealand, Lim will not be allowed to return to New Zealand. The person she would live with in Malaysia is aware of the charges, but believes Lim is innocent.

Image via NZ Herald

If you are someone or know someone who has experienced sexual assault, do not hesitate to reach out to the hotlines below for help. You are not alone in this

1. WOMEN'S AID ORGANISATION (WAO)
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2. ALL WOMEN'S ACTION SOCIETY (AWAM)
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3. WOMEN'S CENTRE FOR CHANGE PENANG (WCC PENANG)
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4. SARAWAK WOMEN FOR WOMEN SOCIETY (SWWS)
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5. SABAH WOMEN'S ACTION-RESOURCE GROUP (SAWO)
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6. PROTECT AND SAVE THE CHILDREN (PS THE CHILDREN)
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7. INTERNET WATCH FOUNDATION (IWF)
Anonymously and confidentially report child sexual abuse content and non-photographic child sexual abuse images with IWF’s Reporting Portal.


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