Political Risk

Malaysia: 40 lashes for drinking, 100 for sex offences: Kelantan’s amended Syariah Bill goes tough on errant Muslims

“Apart from public caning, the recently passed amendments to Kelantan’s Syariah Criminal Procedure Enactment 2002 (Amendment 2017) Bill imposes greater punishments. According to the amended Bill, consuming alcohol will be punishable with 40 strokes of the rotan, sodomy and illicit sex offences with 100 strokes and qazaf (false accusations of illicit sex and sodomy) with 80 strokes of the rotan.”

Source: 40 lashes for drinking, 100 for sex offences: Kelantan’s amended Syariah Bill goes tough on errant Muslims, SE Asia News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

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