Malaysian Woman Sentenced to Flogging for Drinking Beer

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jul 21, 2009 6:49 AM CDT
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(Newser) – A Malaysian woman will be flogged for drinking a beer in a nightclub, reports the AP. A judge ordered the part-time model, 32, to be struck six times with a rattan cane and fined $1,400. She pleaded guilty in a religious court to consuming alcohol, but now plans to appeal the sentence. The punishment "is aimed at making the accused repent and serves as a lesson to Muslims," said the judge.