Malay Women: Shariah Court and Transgendered Community
malay women: The caning in northeast Terengganu state was due Tuesday but reportedly postponed to Sept. 3 due to technical reasons, according to CTV. Amnesty says a delay is not enough and calls for the sentences to be quashed immediately and unconditionally to reverse this injustice once and for all. Two unidentified ethnic Malay women, aged 22 and 32, had pleaded guilty for attempting to have sexual intercourse and were sentenced to six strokes of a cane and fined by a Shariah court earlier this month. It said Wednesday the court's decision comes amid growing concern of a climate of fear and discrimination against people in Malaysia's lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgendered community. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.