Caning of lesbian couple puts spotlight on shariah penalties, again

Looi Sue-Chern

An Acehnese woman being caned in public in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, last year. The first time a woman was caned under Islamic law in Malaysia was in February 2010, when three women were found guilty of adultery. – EPA pic, August 26, 2018.

ON Tuesday, two women aged 22 and 32 will be caned for having sex in Terengganu, the first record of such a case allegedly involving lesbian sex being punished under Islamic law in Malaysia.

They are also reported as the first women to be caned under shariah law in the east coast state.

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  • LEGISLATE ON THE LGBT & FOLLOW ENGLAND's recently updated (from 2011) guidelines..

    Posted 5 years ago by MELVILLE JAYATHISSA

  • Syariah law is the law from hypocrite. If it's so great, why can't it punish those who stole billion from the country.

    Posted 5 years ago by Jackal Way

    • Wait for final verdict dulu la bro. Kena put on trial first...

      Posted 5 years ago by Azmin Ishak

  • Will this affect our tourism industry? If it does, then doesn't Shariah Law affect not Muslims as well?

    Posted 5 years ago by Yoon Kok