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Malaysian court puts caning of woman on hold

Malaysian court puts caning of woman on hold

A news report says an Islamic court in Malaysia has indefinitely put on hold the caning of Muslim woman found guilty of drinking beer.
The Star newspaper reported on its web site Tuesday that the chief judge of Pahang state's Shariah court deferred the caning pending a review "as it was deemed too extreme."
It did not give details and court officials were not available for comment.
Had the sentence been enforced, it would have made Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno the first woman to be caned in the country.
Kartika was arrested by Islamic morality police for drinking beer at a beach resort in December 2007. She was sentenced by a Shariah court to six lashes of a cane, which was supposed to have been administered this week.


Updated : 2021-03-01 15:57 GMT+08:00