Wan Azizah: Caning of single mum gives Islam a bad impression – Nation

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Wan Azizah: Caning of single mum gives Islam a bad impression - Nation

PETALING JAYA: The caning of a single mother who was guilty of prostitution has given a bad impression of Islam, says Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.  

Dr Wan Azizah, who is Deputy Prime Minister and Women, Family and Community Development Minister, reiterated that Islam is not a cruel religion that metes out heavy punishment and humiliate others.  

“My officers from the Welfare Department are speaking to the woman’s family and looking into ensuring the welfare of her child is taken care of,” she said in a statement on Friday.  

She said the Welfare Department officers found that the woman has two children, one from her previous marriage and another with her partner. 

The first child has been with her sister since the child was born in 2011 while the second child was given up for adoption.  

Thus, the woman’s application for welfare aid in 2016 was rejected.  

“The woman in question was found to be fit and able to work,” Dr Wan Azizah added.  

She said the Ministry is looking into the whereabouts of the father and the details of their divorce.  

“We do not wish to interfere in court matters but the welfare of women and children are my priority,” she said.  

On Sept 28, judge Rosdi Harun sentenced the 30-year-old divorcee to six months in prison and six strokes of the rotan for attempting to prostitute herself at a hotel in Terengganu.  

The sentencing came just 24 days after two women were caned six times each for having same sex relations.  

According to Dr Wan Azizah, the Cabinet viewed that the caning of the two women convicted of lesbian sex, gave a bad impression of Islam.  

However, Dr Wan Azizah said they respect the Syariah Court’s decision.  

“We respect and abide by the Syariah Court in this matter and agree that crimes should not go unpunished,” she said.

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