Single mum sentenced to jail, whipping for prostitution


Modified 27 Sep 2018, 7:14 am

A 30-year-old single mother who pleaded guilty to a charge of offering sexual services to a man was ordered to be given six strokes of the cane and jailed for six months by the Terengganu Syariah High Court in Kuala Terengganu today.

Syariah judge Rosdi Harun handed down the sentence in accordance with Section 25 of the Syariah Criminal Offences (Takzir) (Terengganu) Enactment 2001, which provides a maximum fine of RM5,000, or imprisonment for up to three years, or six strokes of the cane, upon conviction.

The court also ordered that the woman be whipped at the prison where she is to serve her time after 14 days, if she did not appeal against the sentence.

The judge, when reading out the charge to her, expressed disappointment with the woman’s attitude in not showing any remorse throughout the proceeding.

The woman, who is from Selangor, was arrested when she was with a man, believed to be her client, in a room at Felda Residence Hotel at about 11.45 pm last Sept 17.

The prosecution was conducted by Terengganu syariah prosecutor Mohd Kahzmizan Abdullah, while the woman was unrepresented.


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