Tag: public caning
PAGE and NUTP differ over whether ex-headmaster V Chakaravathy’s method of dealing with delinquent students should be emulated.
Sisters in Islam and Women’s Aid Organisation are among those who are appalled by the remark made by PAS Dewan Ulama chief Mahfodz Mohamed.
Wan Ji Wan Hussin says the caning of lesbians is not Quranic law but was adapted from the punishment for zina (unlawful sexual intercourse).
The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality urges the attorney-general to review state shariah criminal law enactments to ensure these are in line with the constitution.
It is not that there should have been no caning – there should have been no case.
The prime minister calls for lighter sentences in the future, in the Cabinet's first remarks on the controversial issue.
The Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy says victims of public caning are at higher risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorders, anxiety and depression.
Here's some food for thought: If we cane a homosexual a hundred times, would the act of caning turn that homosexual into a heterosexual?
State exco Satiful Bahari Mamat says the shariah offenders were caned while seated and with the aurat covered, and the caning was done lightly because the objective was to educate.
Lawyers for Liberty says lesbianism or homosexuality as a whole is not considered a crime under hudud.
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.
Lawyer-activist says it is more important to teach men that violence shows a lack of self-control, while women's group says public caning violates human rights.
Malaysians will feel embarrassed about explaining public caning in Kelantan, which is a medieval form of punishment practised in ancient times.
Bebas member Azrul Khalib questions whether shariah law is meant to punish or help people when they have made mistakes.
Suaram adviser Kua Kia Soong says it is ‘ironic’ that there has been more noise over the public caning in Kelantan than the hanging of a Malaysian in Singapore.
Minister in charge of religious affairs says public should understand that punishment will only be imposed on Muslims who commit shariah offences.
Lawyers for Liberty asks if the Kelantan government wants to inculcate among its people a behaviour where they cheer, revel, broadcast and increase the public humiliation of others.
Former minister says reaction of PAS and Umno leaders to recent amendment to shariah enactment is nauseating.
Pro-secular activist Azrul Khalib says believing that an excessive and punitive approach will deter moral or religious offences is simplistic and wrong.
Muslim group says this approach to 'managing' behaviour in Kelantan will only create an increasingly repressive environment.
Nik Elin Nik Rashid says the public caning for shariah offences law passed by the Kelantan government is 'so regressive' that it can only be compared to what occurred behind the Colosseum walls in 70 AD.
Tourism and Culture Minister Nazri Aziz ready to promote other states, saying not many tourists head for east coast state anyway.
Instead of concentrating on punishment, as shown by the move to introduce public caning for shariah offenders, PAS should pay more attention to promoting welfare, they say.
Kelantan Deputy Menteri Besar Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah says amendment is in accordance with the religion, as in Islam the sentencing must be done in public.
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