Fisherman who tested positive for meth pleads not guilty to raping New Zealand tourist

The rape is said to have occurred behind The Cove Condominium, pictured

Nor Azizi Abdul Razak, 28, was arraigned on charges of raping a 26-year-old New Zealand tourist earlier this month, as she took a short-cut back from the beach in Tanjung Bungah, Penang. The fisherman plead not guilty.

The Star reports that the crime occurred behind The Cove Condominium, at 11:45am September 3.

Bail was initially set at RM20,000 (US$4,000), but was lowered after the defense plead for a more lenient sum. Nothing like trying to bargain down for an accused rapist.

The judge set final bail at RM10,000 (US$2,000), and asked Nor Azizi to report to a police station every month. The next court date is October 13.

The victim reported that she was walking back to her hotel via a shortcut, when a man followed her, grabbed her and dragged her into a back alley. There, he allegedly raped her.

The suspect was arrested at his house September 8, at 1:30am. He tested positive for methamphetamine.

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