KUALA LUMPUR: Former attache to the Malaysian High Commission in New Zealand, Warrant Officer II Muhammad Rizalman Ismail, will return to the Oceanic nation today to face criminal charges.
The Foreign Ministry said yesterday that two New Zealand policemen and two officers from the Malaysian Armed Forces would accompany Rizalman, 38.
â€œThis follows the official request for extradition made by the New Zealand government on Oct 3.
â€œRizalmanâ€™s return to New Zealand is a testimony of the close cooperation between the various government agencies of Malaysia and New Zealand,â€ it said in a statement.
Wisma Putra gave its assurances that Rizalman would receive a fair trial.MYNEWSHUB