This occurred while his passport was still in the custody of the District Court registry.
The embassy filed a notice of motion before the Waigani District Court on Aug 12 asking the court to hand the passport over.
The matter came before the court on Tuesday however, could not proceed as Woo’s lawyers were not in court. It was deferred to another date next week.
“The Malaysian embassy was never interested in his case and now that they want his passport, it’s something the court does not understand,” Magistrate Bidar said when he adjourned the motion yesterday.