PETALING JAYA: A Malaysian doctor has been deported from New Zealand after serving five years in prison for sexual assault.
David Lim, 46, was convicted for sexually assaulting four young men under anaesthesia during consultations for minor ailments in 2014. They woke up to find him touching their private parts, the hearing was told.
Lim, who now identifies as a female, was served with a deportation order at the end of her five-year sentence on June 1, the New Zealand Herald reported.
Foreigners risk deportation when convicted of a criminal offence in New Zealand. Lim is no longer allowed to return there.
Lim had moved to New Zealand in 2006 and had previously trained as a doctor in Scotland. She was a registrar at Hawke’s Bay Hospital in Hastings, New Zealand, for three years. She had declined parole on four occasions since 2019.
In 2018, a medical tribunal banned Lim from practising medicine in the country and ordered her to pay NZ$4,380 in costs.
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