Muslim Model’s Father Wants Caning to be Carried Out “Correctly”
A Muslim model, who will become first woman to be caned under Islamic law in Malaysia, wants authorities “to carry out the punishment correctly and not in Taliban style”.
Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, 32, has been sentenced to be caned for drinking beer in public by a religious court and her controversial sentence has been upheld by the appeals court yesterday.
Her father today said that Kartika Sari was ready for her punishment but wants authorities “to do it correctly and not the Taliban way”.
“We accept the caning sentence. My daughter is ready to be caned. She has been reading Holy Koran to give us strength,” her 60-year-old father Shukarno Mutalib said. More>>
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Caning for beer-drinking Malaysian model to go ahead
Islamic scholars have mostly backed the sentence, and said it would be carried out when Kartika was fully clothed and with a cane that was smaller and lighter than the heavy length of rattan used in criminal cases.
KUALA LUMPUR – AFP/ir A Malaysian religious court has reportedly ordered that a caning sentence handed to a Muslim model for drinking beer will go ahead, after a review triggered by a furore over the case.
Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, 32, was sentenced by a religious court last month to six strokes, making her the first woman to face caning under Islamic law in Malaysia, a moderate Muslim-majority country.
But she won a surprise reprieve in late August when she was detained and then abruptly released by religious officials who had planned to take her to a jail where she was to undergo the thrashing.
The government said the sentence was “too harsh” and could damage Malaysia’s reputation. Â (Not much left of it since Mahatir ruined it…/ed)