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Pahang may consider introducing caning punishment

Pahang may take up after Terengganu by imposing the caning sentence on offenders convicted of crimes connected to LGBT issues.

Pahang Islamic Religious Department (JAIP) director Mohamad Noor Abdul Rani said the matter was being discussed as the execution of the sentence needs thorough study.

He said the sentence was valid and should be supported as it proves that the authorities are serious about implementing laws that curb LGBT practices.

Saying that JAIP supported caning, Mohamad Noor said a decision had not been made on the matter.

He was speaking to reporters after launching the Kembara Merdeka Hijrah 2018 roadshow at the JAIP office compounds in Pekan today.

Yesterday, the media reported that a lesbian couple, aged 22 and 32 were caned six times each in Terengganu after they were found guilty of attempting same-sex relations in a car on April 8.

- Bernama

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