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