Now delaying tactic, he is too sick to come back to face the music,
The return of a Malaysian diplomat to New Zealand to face a sex
charge seems far from certain, as his doctors last night warned he may
not be well enough to travel.
Muhammad Rizalman bin Ismail has been in a military hospital since
Tuesday. Malaysian authorities had earlier said he could be sent back
tomorrow after medical checks.
But last night a source at Tuanku Mizan Military Hospital near Kuala Lumpur told the Herald on Sunday that Rizalman was "not looking good" and might need further tests.
He seemed withdrawn and depressed, the hospital staffer said.
A senior doctor at the hospital confirmed the 38-year-old might need further psychiatric evaluation.