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No place for caning in civilised society, Putrajaya told

Human rights lawyers urge the government to reconsider its decision to retain the punishment.

Woman in Terengganu to be caned for prostitution

The sentence will be carried out at the Kajang Women’s Prison in Selangor.

Wan Azizah: Cabinet unhappy over caning of single mum for prostitution

She says Cabinet feels caning gives bad impression of Islam and humiliates offenders.

Cane the corrupt, MACC tells government

The anti-graft body says the current jail sentence is not a good deterrent.

Public caning free publicity for Terengganu, Mahfodz tells PAS assembly

Dewan Ulama chief Mahfodz Mohamed says the caning of two women led to many learning 'the beauty of Islam'.

Not all shariah punishments should be public, says Amanah rep

Seri Serdang assemblyman Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud says 'tazir' punishments, meted out at the discretion of shariah judges should suit the times.

Hadi, punishment is not just physical

PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang seems to imply that it is all right to cane under Islamic law as it is 'gentler' without taking into consideration the trauma caused.

Terengganu PH denies opposing caning of lesbians

The coalition's chairman Raja Kamarul Bahrin Shah says they respected and would abide by existing state laws.

PAS is tarnishing image of Islam

Many PAS clerics still have a warped mentality of the feudal age where harsh punishment was the only means to deter people from committing personal sins.

Terengganu exco: We are willing to meet critics of lesbian caning

Terengganu exco member Mohd Nor Hamzah says state government can't interfere in shariah court affair to stop caning.

Decriminalise consensual sex between adults

For a society that claims Asian values are far superior to Western values, criminalising consensual sexual acts among the LGBT community is unacceptable.

The constitution and morality – A tale of two women

The duo should seek damages for the punishment they suffered. The public shaming aspect of the punishment in Terengganu is especially alarming.

Bar is against whipping of offenders under shariah and civil laws

Caning is a cruel and degrading form of punishment that strips an individual of dignity and self-respect, says George Varughese.

I’m a practising Muslim and I disagree with Terengganu caning, says...

The PKR leader says the caning episode shows a 'skewed and narrow interpretation of religious laws'.

Terengganu MB: Backlash over caning for lesbian sex only temporary

Ahmad Shamsuri Mokhtar says the public will be able to accept the punishment if they view it objectively, not emotionally.

Caning for LGBT offence: Pahang may follow Terengganu

Pahang Islamic Religious Department says execution of the sentence needs thorough study.

We’re okaying violence, says Marina as anger grows over Terengganu whipping

The social activist joins other rights groups in condemning the punishment meted out on two women, saying they will now live with a lifetime of emotional scarring.

100 attend public caning of couple in Terengganu lesbian sex case

The two women were caned six times each at the Terengganu Shariah High Court today.

Lawyers: Caning for shariah offences has Parliament’s approval

However, the whipping which is carried out with a light cane is meant to bring about a feeling of repentance, not inflict pain, they say.

Shariah Court postpones caning of women for lesbian sex

The punishment has been pushed to Sept 3 due to 'technical reasons'.

Suhakam slams caning sentence on lesbians

The human rights body says laws that impose such punishments must be repealed and the sentence should be reviewed.

‘Monster dad’ gets 8 years less on 2 of 623 rape,...

High Court sentences man, on appeal, to 40 years in jail on two charges of sodomising and raping his teenage daughter, and fixes another day for mention of the remaining 621 convictions.

Aceh to restrict access to public floggings

He added the canings will be carried out inside prisons and members of the public and media will be allowed to witness but not record images or videos of the punishment.

Mechanic gets 10 years’ jail, caning for rape and robbery

He was slapped with five charges for rape, unnatural sex, molestation and gang robbery at a cyber cafe in Puchong last year.