Malaysian Model Seeks Public Flogging

Malaysian model, Kartika San Dewi Shukam went out for a drink with friends and was arrested for violating Muslim law which forbids alcohol. A Sharia court sentenced the young mother to be flogged for her imudence in drinking liquor. Ms. Shukam is the first woman to be tried and found guilty under Muslim law against the use of alcohol. The flogging was to take place inside the prison, but she is seeking to have it made public. “If other Muslims can see me being canned, I will hope it will convicne them not to drink.”

Of course, there is another way to interpret the consequence of a public flogging. It might will persuade Muslim women who are being abused by their spouses to remain silent in the face of oppression if they believed speaking out for freedom could result in a public flogging. The message sent by this woman to her own daughter is to accept oppression meekly.

  • Aritra Sinha

    we knew malayasia to be a nation modernised and progressive. but this incident seems to call for a change of mind….
    its surprising tht muslim women being canned for drinking beer….as an crime against islam….wer political leders like mr.jinnah drank and also ate pork….seems muslim law is difernt for men and women….its pitty tht evn in 21st century its not able to break free the shackles of barbarism….