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by neville spykerman AND natasha joibi
KUALA LUMPUR: The Government has accepted New Zealand’s guarantee that Warrant Officer 2 Muhammad Rizalman Ismail will be treated fairly when he returns to the country to face investigations, said Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.
“I have received their assurances,” he said after opening the MH370 Tribute Photo Exhibition at Publika Mall here.
He said details of Rizalman’s return to New Zealand were being worked out between the Attorney-General’s Chambers and the New Zealand High Commission in Malaysia.
Hishammuddin said the Cabinet had agreed that the diplomatic aide should return to facilitate investigations into allegations of burglary and attempted rape.
“What is wrong is wrong. Justice not only needs to be done but should also be seen to be done,” he said.
When contacted on Saturday, Tuanku Mizan Military Hospital commanding officer Brig-Jen Dr Md Amin Muslan said Rizalman was still under medical care.
“The press will be informed of any progress by the ministry’s corporate communications department,” he added.
In another development, reporters were alarmed when notified of unconfirmed sightings of Rizalman at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport yesterday morning.
People at the airport claimed to have seen someone resembling Rizalman being escorted into the departure hall by military personnel.
A convoy of military vehicles were allegedly seen near the hall.
Rizalman, 38, a former defence staff assistant at the Malaysian High Commission in New Zealand, was arrested in New Zealand on May 9 and charged with house breaking and sexual assault with intent to commit rape, but has since returned to Malaysia.
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