25 May 2015

Malaysian diplomat pleads not guilty to indecent assault

10:24 am on 25 May 2015

A former Malaysian defence attache accused of attacking a Wellington woman has pleaded not guilty to indecent assault.

Muhammad Rizalman appeared in the High Court in Wellington this morning for a pre-trial hearing.

He had earlier also denied charges of assault with intent to commit sexual violation and burglary.

A hearing to consider pre-trial matters will take place in August and Mr Rizalman's trial will take place later this year.

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