Model to be caned for drinking beer

21/8/09; http://www.theage.com.au/world/model-to-be-caned-for-drinking-beer-20090820-es1d.html

A Muslim model is to become the first woman in Malaysia to be caned for a breach of Islamic law after she was caught drinking beer. Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, 32, will receive six lashes at a women’s prison next week in what some say is an example of the growing influence of Islamic hardliners in Malaysia.The mother of two, who lives in Singapore with her husband, declined to lodge an appeal against the caning. The sentence has provoked anger among women’s rights groups.