Lawyers: Diplomat can’t be tried in Malaysian court
Senior lawyers in Kuala Lumpur believe that the Malaysian government has no option but to let the diplomat involved in the offences of attempted burglary and sexual assault in New Zealand be sent back to the country and be tried there.
This is because under the Extra-territorial Offences Act 1976, the offences committed by the officer do not apply in this case to warrant him to be tried in the Malaysian courts.
The act is to deal with certain offences under written laws committed in any place without and beyond the limits of Malaysia and on the high seas on board any ship or on any aircraft registered in Malaysia or otherwise, as if they were committed in Malaysia.
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