Still in US. Tomorrow would be going back home. Saturday is the first fasting day!! Ahlan-ahlan ya Ramadhan.
I am browsing the net now, to be precise http://www.dailyexpress.com.my/news.cfm?NewsID=67136
the heading I'm ready to be caned, says beer-drinking model.... really got my attention. So clicked on it I did. Full story was as followed:
Kuala Lumpur: A Muslim model sentenced to six strokes of the cane for drinking beer said she is willing to receive the punishment after the Sharia High Court in Pahang on Tuesday issued a warrant for her arrest.
She would be the first woman in Malaysia to be caned under Islamic law, her lawyer said Wednesday.
Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, 32, was sentenced to a caning and a fine of RM5,000 last month after she pleaded guilty to drinking alcohol at a hotel nightclub in Pahang last year.
The Malaysian mother of two, who lives in Singapore, said:
"I received a message from my dad yesterday. So I came back to Perak (from Singapore). I accept the punishment. I am not afraid because I was ready to be punished from Day One. They (authorities) hope to use my case as a way to educate the Muslims. So go ahead. I want to move on with my life.
"I am not worried at all nor do I want to avoid the punishment because I accept the punishment."
Kartika's lawyer, Mohamad Zuki Che Muhamad Ghani, said his client would be jailed on August 24 for one week before the caning.
"The warrant of arrest was issued to facilitate the caning," he said.
"She has to be jailed first and undergo health check-up to determine whether she is fit to be caned. She will be the first woman in the country to be caned under the religious laws," Mohamad added.
Kartika's father, Shukarno Mutalib, said that the family accepted the court's decision. "We are not feeling sad. We are Muslims and I agree she has to be caned. She has already pleaded guilty. We will follow the rules," Shukarno said.
Mohamad said Kartika had lived in Singapore for 15 years after marrying a citizen of the city state.
Malaysia, which has large Chinese and Indian minorities, has a dual-tracked legal system. Sharia courts can try Muslims for religious offences.
I said... heck wasn't this the woman who appeared in NTV7 morning talkshow like 3 weeks ago? With the ex-TV3 celebrity as the host? Alongside her, her father too was in the show!!!
Hmmm... Malaysia can people already under the sharia law?
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