Sunday, August 23, 2009

Malaysian Model, Mother to be Caned & Improsined for Drinking Beer in Public

August 23, 2009 on CNN
A Malaysian model, who is set to become the first woman in the Southeast Asian country to be caned for drinking alcohol in public, wants her punishment carried out in public.

Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno says that if a caning is meant to teach a lesson, then it should be in public.

[...] An Islamic court in the eastern state of Pahang fined Kartika $1,400 (5,000 Malaysian ringgit) and sentenced her to six strokes with a rattan cane for drinking beer at a hotel bar two years ago.

Kartika, a 32-year-old part-time model, was visiting Malaysia from Singapore, where she lives with her husband and two children.
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UPDATE From Al Jazeera:
A Malaysian Muslim woman who had been sentenced to be caned for drinking beer in a hotel has been granted a reprieve until after Ramadan, religious official have said. Read more

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