Model to be caned for drinking beer
By THE INDEPENDENT
Added: Wed, 19 Aug 2009 23:00:00 UTC
Thanks to Nigel for the link.
A model sentenced to six lashes of the cane for drinking beer will become the first Malaysian woman to suffer the punishment under Islamic law.
An Islamic court ordered that Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, 32, be beaten with a rattan cane after she was caught in a raid on a hotel night club in eastern Pahang state last year.
Prosecutor Saiful Idham Sahimi said Kartika will be the first woman to be caned under Islamic law after she chose not to appeal the sentence.
"This is the first case in Malaysia. ... It is a good punishment because under Islamic law a person who drinks commits a serious offence," he said.
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