Malaysian Bar calls for abolition of corporal punishment


Law reform and public affairs

The Malaysian Bar has issued a media release expressing opposition to corporal punishment after two women were fined and sentenced to six strokes of the cane for being in a same-sex relationship. The sentence was imposed by a Syaria court in Terengganu State, and the Malaysian Bar has called on their state and federal governments to commute the sentence and repeal all legislative provisions for corporal punishment.

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