Monday, March 9, 2009

Beer drinkers sentenced to caning

A Sharia High Court in Malaysia has sentenced a man and a woman to caning for drinking beer. Mohamad Nasir Mohamad, a 38-year-old father of four, and 22-year-old waitress Noorazah Baharuddin (in picture), were each discovered last year consuming beer in Pahang bars. 's Sharia High Court fined Mohamad and Baharuddin each $1,400 and ordered that they be publicly whipped for their crimes.

Offenders are whipped with a long strip of rattan that cuts into the skin and leaves permanent scars to remind them of their punishment. According to the New Straits Times, the cane will be 1.22m long and 1.25cm thick. Mohamad and Baharuddin will be allowed to face their punishment wearing clothing.


1 comment:

  1. Oh! that is nothing,in America you get a DWI or DUI,and you get arrested,you pay a lot in fines,plus you have to rent a tester for drunks and pay for a lawyer and etc,etc,etc,so you will expend aprox.from 6.000 to 10.000 Dollars and your License will be suspended for a period of time,so I do not know wish country is better.
    Because here you make about 8 Dollars per hour if you work in a fast food restaurant or cleaning,so is about the average of salary today,after Bush administration.We are still weiting for Obama to fix the problem.Please tell very one in other countries no to come here,you won't be making as much as 12 years ago.