Under Sharia Law, Muslims are not allowed to drink alcohol. The model Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno was caught drinking beer in a raid at a hotel nightclub last year. Sometime next week she will receive six lashes with a rattan cane. She will become the first woman in Malaysia to receive this punishment. She admitted the offense in religious court. She did not appeal the decision either. After she is caned in public, she will be released from jail "as soon as possible." She was also fined for drinking an alcoholic beverage. The prosecutor said that this punishment was meant to educate and not to punish. Most offenders are fined, but can be given a three-year prison term and a caning.
Sharia laws need to be stopped. Ridiculous... Caning a person for just drinking an alcoholic beverage is utterly ridiculous. Since most offenders are fined I believe that this model could have just been fined and not caned. I believe that the prosecutor wants to set an example, and its really sickening.