July 23, 2009 4:24:44 pm
A Muslim model who was sentenced by an Malaysian Islamic court to be flogged with a rattan cane for having a beer in a nightclub has accepted the judgment and wants her punishment to be carried out soon.
“I will accept this earthly punishment,let Allah decide my punishment in the hereafter,” Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno was quoted as saying by ‘New Straits Times’.
Kartika said that she wanted to get the over the painful experience soon so that she could focus on her life with her family and two children.
“I want to advise youngsters to learn from my experience and not cause shame to themselves and their families,” Kartika was quoted as saying by the paper.
The 32-year-old part-time model was arrested on charges of consuming alcohol when Islamic authorities raided a hotel at Cherating in August last year.
Kartika was sentenced on Monday to six lashes and a fine of USD 1,400,by Shariah High Court in the country. Alcohol consumption is a religious offense for Muslims in Malaysia the offenders are fined or caned and given a prison term of maximum 3 years.
Kartika,who now resides in Singapore said her husband respected her decision.
This is the second time Shariah Court here has imposed whipping on a female. The first was on a waitress and a man who were caught together with Kartika.
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