Sex-in-a-car couple gets a stay on caning sentence


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 17 Sep 2009

SHAH ALAM: The Syariah High Court here Thursday allowed a stay on the caning sentence that was imposed on an unmarried Muslim couple who tried to have sex in a car in May.

Syariah judge Mohammad Khalid Shaee @ Shaii, who allowed the couple’s lawyer Shahida Elias’ application to appeal the caning sentence, also advised the pair, Mohd Shahrin Abd Majid, 29, and Nadiah Najat Hussin, 24, to tie the knot quickly as in mitigation they had stated that they were engaged.

“It is easy to get married, won’t even take five minutes. If you are married, then there is no problem. After Aidilfitri, seek permission from Nadiah’s father for her hand in marriage,” he said.

On Thursday, the court fined each of them RM5,000 or 12 months’ jail in default and imposed six strokes of the rotan after they pleaded guilty to attempting to have sex in the backseat of a Proton Iswara car at the parking lot of the PKNS complex here around 7.15pm on May 16.

The couple, who were dressed only in their undergarments when caught, paid the fine but are appealing the caning sentence.

Selangor Islamic Religious Department syariah prosecuting officer Shafezan Rusli prosecuted. -- Bernama

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!
   

Next In Nation

Sabah will get its 40% net revenue despite interim payment, says Hajiji
Over RM29mil allocated to empower Johor's tourism industry, says MB
Selangor plans to take over federal roads in industrial areas
Father injured while trying to rescue son from crocodile off Lahad Datu
Video of Malaysian and Israeli flags being flown together was taken in Israel, say police
Anwar receives congratulatory call from Sri Lanka's President Wickremesinghe
Preacher pleads not guilty to raping underaged girl
Johor civil servants to get one month salary bonus or RM 1,000, says MB
Sarawak will fully support national unity government, says Deputy Premier
Parliament to convene on Dec 19 and 20, first order of business to elect new Speaker

Others Also Read