No Caning Sentence for Beer-drinking Malaysia Woman

Picture blow up/simulated caning and beer courtesy Wiki. Malaysian flag: flags

(Sometimes it really is great to live in a more civilized country- Prof. GA)

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr. 1, 2010 (Reuters) — Malaysia has dropped a caning sentence imposed on a woman for drinking beer, a case that has raised concerns of intolerance in the mainly Muslim country. Shukarno Mutalib, the father of the 32-year-old woman, told Reuters he had received a letter from Islamic authorities indicating the caning has been replaced by another penalty, but few details had been given.

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