Thursday, April 1, 2010

Kartika's caning sentence commuted

What a cop out ... Read the report HERE

And comments from RPK on the report ..

The second April Fools’ Day hoax involved Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno. A joke report and probably an April Fools’ Day hoax was carried by the mainstream newspaper that said Kartika had been pardoned by the Sultan of Pahang and would no longer need to suffer the punishment of caning for drinking beer.

Muslim fundamentalists argue that the punishment of caning for the crime of drinking is God’s law and only God or those above God can change these laws. It is not known, therefore, whether this would mean, if the Sultan of Pahang did ‘change the law’ as reported, that he considers himself above God, or that the report about Kartika being exempted from the caning punishment is an April Fools’ Day hoax after all.

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