Thursday, August 20, 2009

Caning for consuming alcohol

A Malaysian model will be given 6 strokes of the cane.

Because she consumed alcohol in a club in her own country.
Last discussed in this blog about Malaysia being a secular or islamic state.
If it's a secular state, how come she is punished under the Islamic law?

Read here on Malaysia's confusion about being Islamic or Secular state

A previous blog post here on the Islamic/Secular confusion related news

The model resides in Singapore with her Singaporean husband and 2 kids and has been living in Singapore for more than 15 years.

Secular state or Islamic state?

The constitution states that Malaysia is a secular state, but the few recent Prime Ministers kept on reinstating the fact that Malaysia is an Islamic state. But the first Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tungku Abdul Rahman, did contradict and said in the 80s that ," All talk on Islamic States is just an empty dream. No man in his right sense would accept a nation which bases its political administration on religion, and in a country like Malaysia with its multiracial and multireligious people, there is no room for an Islamic State "

TodayOnline News article here

Today is 20th Aug 2009
Time now is 15:33 hrs

If it's a secular state, then it's laws and penalties should not be based on citizen's religion or race and should be standardized regardless of race, language or religion. If it's an Islamic state, then change the constitution to clarify the confusion so as to put an end to the confusion and then let the non-Muslims decide if they'd want to stay or leave.

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