Thursday 23 July 2009

Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Punishments in Malaysia

One frame from a smuggled video showing a prisoner being caned in Malaysia.

Source of picture

Female model (a Singapore resident) Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarnor was fined RM 5,000 (US$ 1,411) or three years in jail and in addition ordered to be flogged (by whipping or caning) six times by an Islamic Court judge in the state of Pahang, Malaysia for drinking a glass of beer

Is Malaysia degenerating into a narrow minded, inward looking, cruel, extreme, unthinking fundamentalist Islamic State?

Where will it go from here?

Public executions by beheading,

Amputation of limbs,

Stoning to death?


Almost at the end of the first decade of the 21st Century Malaysia is seemingly reverting to the ways of the past, blindly following Saudi Arabia and other extreme regimes which inflict cruel, inhuman, brutal and degrading punishments on offenders.

I was under the impression that Malaysia was a modern Parliamentary Democracy, which is aiming to be a highly developed, rich and well respected nation. Perhaps my perception was totally incorrect?

To know what two lady politicians have to say about this matter, please read news reports from news reports in Malaysia, [click HERE & HERE] and then read another news story from Singapore [by clicking HERE]

Nemo sine vitio est

No one is without fault

Nosce te ipsum

Know thyself

Cui bono?

For whose benefit is it?

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