The woman at the centre of the controversy, Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarnor, 32, told reporters she wanted the ordeal to be over soon to move on with her life.
'I will accept this earthly punishment, let Allah decide my punishment in the hereafter...The court has yet to tell me when the sentence will be carried out, so I would like to ask them to hasten it.
IN a new twist, part-time model Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarnor, 32, now says she wants her punishment to be carried out quickly and that she will not file an appeal.
Women, Family and Community Development Minister Senator Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil expressed shock over the unprecedented sentence.
"I am extremely shocked and feel very strongly about this new development. Though it is wrong in Syariah to consume alcohol, the punishment must be fair and just," she said, adding her ministry is following the case ery closely.
"What is wrong is wrong but the implementation of the Syariah must be fair and just to everyone, including women," she said, adding in civil law there is no provision for women to be caned
YANG BERSALAH MAHU DIBICARAKAN DAN IKUT HUKUMAN ISLAM, TAPI MENTERI INI PULAK YANG TAK BENARKAN DIJALANKAN HUKUM ISLAM.. APA KOMEN ANDA?
update: Dr Lo'lo' pun sama. Akal pompuan ni susah kan tuan puan..
Merepair update:Dr Lo'lo nafi dalam blog beliau yang beliau bangkang hukuman tersebut. The Malay Mail mongak! Maaf atas ralat ini.