Remember The Disgraced Malaysian Envoy Mohammed Rizalman In New Zealand? He Is Back In KL
Mohammed Rizalman bin Ismail, who was working at the Malaysian High Commission in New Zealand, was arrested by the New Zealand Police after he followed a 21-year-old woman to her home. He was later charged with burglary and assault with intent to rape.
He had defecated outside the woman's home and was convicted of indecently assaulting her. In December last year, he pleaded guilty to one charge of indecently assaulting the woman, Tania Billingsley in her home.
The 39-year-old had admitted believing in black magic, smoking cannabis and buying legal highs. He also claimed that he only went to a strip club "for the music" and not to ogle at women.
But he insisted that he followed the woman to his victim, Tania Billingsley, who has waived her right to name suppression, home only because she had given him a look he took as an "invitation" and was only going to discuss his problems with her.
Rizalman was, following a lengthy legal and court hearing, sentenced to 9 months home detention on 4 February 2016
According to the sentencing by Justice David Collins, he was to serve his sentence at a house in Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand, instead of the Malaysian High Commission.
Following which, the disgraced Malaysian envoy was to be deported to Malaysia.
His victim, who described his sentencing as a "kick in the guts", had criticised the shortness of his home detention term and the lack of treatment for his sexual offending.
Now, after serving his home detention period Rizalman has been removed from New Zealand and was escorted by two New Zealand police officers from Wellington to Kuala Lumpur on Friday
A spokesman for Justice Minister Amy Adams said the minister had issued a removal order for Rizalman under the Extradition Act, Stuff reported on 4 November 2016.
Meanwhile, an Australian woman who claims to have been sexually assaulted by MAS' chief steward is suing the airlines for RM616K: