LETTER | The proposal to implement caning for those found guilty of corruption, bribery, or any other offence is a significant setback for the country.
Wanita MCA vice-chair Ong Chong Swen says judge should have considered the mother's claim that she was merely trying to support her child.
This after the 30-year-old woman pleads guilty to a charge of offering sexual service.
It is not as bad as it sounds...don’t put syariah caning in the same context as the civil ones, says Ahmad Samsuri
SERI SETIA POLLS | Tuan Ibrahim says Lim’s case is 'more serious' than the 'trivial issue' of the capital punishment.
COMMENT | 'It’s about time political parties' Islamic agenda focus more on economic well-being and people's welfare.'
COMMENT | Do we want to live in a society where the state compromises individual privacy?
LETTER | Many countries have already instituted bans on corporal punishment, including some from OIC.
Harapan gov't must step in immediately to solve the 'serious crisis', says Tras rep Chow Yu Hui.
This is made possible following the passing of an amendment to a state syariah enactment, says MB.
ADUN SPEAKS | The Pahang gov’t should focus on the state’s economy and livelihood issues, rather than introduce outdated laws.
Ahmad Samsuri says the punishment is a strong message to deter people from LGBT activities.
JAIP director says the sentence proves that authorities are serious about implementing laws that curb LGBT practices.
LETTER | This thirst for punishment is affecting Islam more negatively and is a disservice to the religion.
COMMENT | In caning two women, Terengganu has violated federal laws, and looks to be challenging federal power.
He says the ministry felt that the case followed the legal process of the state.
Rembau MP adds the punishment on the two women should not have been carried out in public.
UPDATED 7.31PM | The execution of the sentence raises questions as to who authorised it, the NGO says.
The women were given six strokes at the Syariah High Court in full view of the public gallery.
LETTER | It is a harsh and barbaric form of punishment that causes harmful and long-lasting psychological effects.
LETTER | Whipping as a form of punishment violates international human rights principles.
UPDATED 4PM | PAS sec-gen points out that both the accused had pleaded guilty.
The 25-year-old cries after finding out his mother was not in court to offer forgiveness.
If the Kelantan state assembly passed the motion then it applies to the state, says the minister.
Teacher allegedly heats up a metal sharpener and placed it on the eight-year-old's cheek after catching him playing in class.
COMMENT | It is worrying that the Education Minister has not suggested an alternative to caning in schools.
Kamalanathan says the ministry is looking into the cases and will take appropriate action.
Photographs of the pupils with bruises and injuries went viral on social media.
FREE 'The school assistant concerned must be sacked immediately and his actions and words condemned unequivocally.'