A former Malaysian High Commission staffer accused of assaulting a Wellington woman at her home has failed in his bid to have his bail conditions relaxed.

Muhammad Rizalman bin Ismail's lawyer Dr Donald Stevens QC argued his case in the High Court at Wellington on Tuesday.

Yesterday Justice Denis Clifford released his decision that dismissed Rizalman's arguments against the conditions.

The reasons for his ruling were suppressed.


Rizalman, 38, did not make an appearance at court. He earlier pleaded not guilty to charges of burglary and assault with intent to commit sexual violation.

The charges related to events that allegedly happened at the home of Tania Billingsley on May 9.

Last month Rizalman was bailed to an undisclosed address.

He was required to surrender his passport, have an overnight curfew, have no contact with the complainant and not travel to Newtown, Berhampore or Cuba St.

Rizalman was next due to appear in court in February.