Report: Terengganu to Cane Another Woman on Prostitution Charge

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The Syariah High Court in Kuala Terengganu sentenced a woman to four strokes of the cane and to undergo rehabilitation after she pleaded guilty to a prostitution charge.

Judge Kamalruazmi Ismail handed out the sentence after considering several facts, including it being the 45-year-old woman’s first offence and the severity of the crime under Islam.

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He also granted her a 14-day period to appeal her caning sentence, The Star Online reported.

The woman, who was represented by lawyer Fazru Anuar Yusof, has been ordered to spend the next six months in rehabilitation at the Baitul Ehsan Women’s Shelter in Sabak Bernam.

She was caught in a room with a man believed to be her client during a raid at a hotel in Pulau Duyong at around 11pm on Sept 19.

Enforcers from the Terengganu Religious Affairs Department (JHEAT) also seized eight items from the room, including unused condoms, bottles of oil and lubricant gel.

The report did not state if the man was prosecuted for any offence.

Last month, a 30-year-old divorcee was sentenced by the Syariah High Court here to six months in prison and six strokes for offering sexual services.

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