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The meaning of 'indecency' under the Law of Indecent Assault

Mohamad Yunus, Mohamad Ismail (2016) The meaning of 'indecency' under the Law of Indecent Assault. Malayan Law Journal, 3 (3). xcviii-cxix. ISSN 0025-1283

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On 25 May 2015, a former Malaysian defence attaché Muhammad Rizalman Ismail, claimed trial at the New Zealand High Court on the charge of indecent assault. His case was set for case management in August 2014, reported One News, New Zealand. On 09 May 2014, the accused was literally caught with his pants down while he was touching Tania Billingsley, the complainant in her bedroom in the Wellington suburb of Brooklyn, New Zealand. On 24 October 2014, Rizalman returned to New Zealand after the Malaysian Government received a formal extradition request from the New Zealand Government. He later appeared in the Wellington District Court on 27 October 2014 and was granted bail. On 21 November 2014, Rizalman pleaded not guilty to the charge he was facing. He returned to court to face trial on 19 February 2015. It was reported that Rizalman would be tried before the High Court in Wellington on November 2015. What is actually an offence of indecent assault? Is it legally correct to say that indecent assault means an assault, which has in it an element of indecency? What is the meaning of indecency then? What has the prosecution got to prove to establish the defendant’s guilt on this charge of indecent assault? Thus, this article will focus and discuss the legal requirements, which were laid down in some of the celebrated cases, which need to be fulfilled as the essential ingredients or elements to prove the circumstances of indecency to constitute the offence of indecent assault.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1688/51660
Uncontrolled Keywords: indecent assault, indecency,
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Legal Practice
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2016 14:38
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2016 23:16
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/51660

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