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JAG wants gov't to impose a moratorium on caning, whipping

Faisal Asyraf  |  Published:  |  Modified:

The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) is calling for the Pakatan Harapan government to put a moratorium on corporal punishment as it is deemed as cruel, violent and degrading.

In response to the caning of a Lesbian couple who was found guilty of sexual relations between women, JAG said it is absurd for various parties to compare the methods of caning under syariah and civil laws as there is nothing compassionate about caning...

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