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Malaysian envoy's return to New Zealand may be delayed

Published on Jul 6, 2014 1:56 PM
Mr Muhammad Rizalman Ismail, who was allowed to leave New Zealand after an alleged sexual assault in May 2014, will return to the country to face charges. -- PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The wanted Malaysian Warrant Officer 2 Muhammad Rizalman Ismail may not be well enough to travel to New Zealand on Monday to face a sex charge.

News daily New Zealand Herald reported on Sunday that his doctors, who are treating him at Tuanku Mizan Military Hospital, had warned that he may not be fit to travel.

Quoting a source from the hospital, the report said that the 38-year-old diplomatic staff was "not looking good" and might need further tests.

According to the hospital staff in the report, Muhammad Rizalman seemed withdrawn and depressed.

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