I hate beer. Can’t stand the stuff. But I say women of the world should gather in bars on Monday, August 24rth and down a pint. For solidarity with this lady from Malaysia who gets to be disciplined like a child for no reason that I can see.
The Islamic alcohol prohibition laws in Malaysia’s eastern Pahang state date back more than two decades. But Malaysian-born Kartika, who now has Singaporean citizenship, is the first woman to fall foul of them.
She was arrested in July last year in a hotel nightclub in the beach resort of Cherating during a raid by the state’s religious department and admitted drinking beer.
An Islamic court fined her and ordered her to be caned at Kajang women’s prison next week, but spared her a jail term of up to three years.
Seriously, if I didn’t have class Monday night, I’d be at a bar somewhere.