Malaysia State Says Woman to Be Caned After Ramadan
Monday, 24 August 2009

A Malaysian state will cane a Muslim woman who drank alcohol once the Islamic holy month of Ramadan is over, a state governmemt official said on Monday.

"The punishment has not been cancelled, it was postponed because of Ramadan," Pahang state Executive Councillor for Religion, Missionary Work and Unity, Mohamad Sahfri Abdul Aziz, told Reuters.

Earlier on Monday, moves to cane 32-year old Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno were halted when state authorities said a warrant to take her to prison where she was to be caned could not be enforced.


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