No way caning is compassionate, say activists

Gan Pei Ling

Justice for Sisters spokesman S. Thilaga was upset over the spectacle surrounding the caning of two women in Terengganu last week. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Najjua Zulkefli, September 12, 2018.

THERE is nothing compassionate about caning, especially when it’s a state-orchestrated public spectacle, said the Joint Action Group for Gender Equality today.

They rubbished claims by the Terengganu exco and Malaysian Association of Syariah Lawyers that caning did not amount to torture and did not compromise the dignity of the two women caned for having same-sex relations.

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