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First, a Singapore PR was caned, now another foreigner is receiving same harsh punishment. Indons have one more reason to incite anti-Malaysia sentiment.

Why no local Muslims are dragged to syariah court for drinking alcohol?

Indonesian man to be caned for drinking alcohol in Malaysia

News HEADLINES 2009-09-15 13:44

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 15 (AFP) — A Malaysian Islamic court has sentenced an Indonesian man to be caned and jailed for drinking alcohol, weeks after triggering a furore by ordering a woman to be caned for the same offence.

The Sharia High Court in central Pahang state on Monday sentenced odd-job worker Nazarudin Kamaruddin to six strokes of the cane and one year’s imprisonment, a court official confirmed.

“The sentence meted out to him is not meant as punishment but to serve as a lesson,” judge Abdul Rahman Yunus said according to the New Straits Times, adding that Nazarudin had dishonoured the holy month of Ramadan.

Malaysia, a multicultural country with large Chinese and Indian communities, has a dual-track legal system and sharia courts can try Muslim Malays — who make up 60 percent of the population — for religious and moral offences.

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