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A Muslim model will receive six strokes from a rattan cane after admitting in an Islamic court to the crime of drinking beer in a bar.

Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, 32, said todaythat she asked Malaysian authorities to punish her in public instead of in a prison, but they refused to go against official procedures.

Shukarno, 32, is scheduled to be the first woman in this Muslim-majority country to be flogged under Islamic law after she was arrested in a raid and sentenced by a sharia court for drinking alcohol at a hotel lounge last year.

"I want to send a message that I really regret what I did, so I want to be punished in front of other people," Kartika said in a telephone interview from her northern home state of Perak. "If other Muslims can see me being caned, I hope it will convince them not to drink."

The news of her impending punishment comes just weeks after the case of Lubna Hussein, a Sudanese woman who faces 40 lashes for wearing trousers in public, in what has become a public test of Sudan's indecency laws. Hussein, a former journalist and UN press officer, was arrested with 12 other women during a party at a Khartoum restaurant in July and charged with being indecently dressed.

Kartika said prison officials turned down her request today, saying she will be lashed six times with a rattan cane without any public witnesses sometime early next week.

Authorities have insisted Kartika will not feel much physical pain because the rattan cane will be smaller and lighter than the one for men, and its purpose was to "educate" rather than punish.

Her penalty has led to criticism by some politicians and women's rights activists who say it is still too harsh. The law provides for a three-year prison term and caning for Muslims caught drinking, but most offenders are fined. Drinking is legal for non-Muslims.

Kartika said officials indicated she might have to stay inside the prison for several days ahead of the caning, but she will be separated from the regular inmates.

"I feel relieved. I was not afraid of the caning, but I was afraid of the environment in the prison. Now they said they will make me comfortable, so I'm satisfied," she said, adding thatshe had explained the matter to her seven-year-old son and five-year-old daughter.

"They both don't really understand, but my daughter told me, 'Mama, you must be strong.' Now I feel brave but sad that this is not only a punishment for me but for my family," she said.

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well she's not much of a muslim model then is she?

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I should say not!

Don't just open your mouth and prove yourself a fool....put it in writing.

It gets harder the more you know. Because the more you find out, the uglier everything seems.

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Her penalty has led to criticism by some politicians and women's rights activists who say it is still too harsh.

What's it got to do with women's rights? More like human rights. It doesn't seem like there's a double standard.

At least non-muslims can drink. Maybe she should have just converted. Oh, wait....

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WTH? That's just crazy.

I would be beaten regularly.

Life's just a crazy ride on a run away train

You can't go back for what you've missed

So make it count, hold on tight find a way to make it right

You only get one trip

So make it good, make it last 'cause it all flies by so fast

You only get one trip

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Her penalty has led to criticism by some politicians and women's rights activists who say it is still too harsh.

What's it got to do with women's rights? More like human rights. It doesn't seem like there's a double standard.

At least non-muslims can drink. Maybe she should have just converted. Oh, wait....

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What kind of statement is that? :unsure:

Her penalty has led to criticism by some politicians and women's rights activists who say it is still too harsh.

What's it got to do with women's rights? More like human rights. It doesn't seem like there's a double standard.

At least non-muslims can drink. Maybe she should have just converted. Oh, wait....

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What kind of statement is that? :unsure:

Her penalty has led to criticism by some politicians and women's rights activists who say it is still too harsh.

What's it got to do with women's rights? More like human rights. It doesn't seem like there's a double standard.

At least non-muslims can drink. Maybe she should have just converted. Oh, wait....

Anyone able to translate from Massachusettsan for ZQT? We don't speak the same language.

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The law provides for a three-year prison term and caning for Muslims caught drinking, but most offenders are fined. Drinking is legal for non-Muslims.

The locals must know the law because I didn't see any indication the bars are only for non-Muslims. Nobody in Malaysia asked me my religion when I was in a bar and I was in a few in different parts of the country.

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Bring on the moral relativism!

Ok since you insist. That sort of nonsense wouldnt go on here in the united states. We need to stand up and let these Muslim countries that we find it morally wrong and discourage it

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