Two women in Malaysia have been sentenced to caning for having sex with each other. The women, aged 32 and 22, were arrested in April after being found in a car in a public square. The women were released on bail and their sentence is set to be carried out on 28 August, although they have the right to appeal. Amnesty International Malaysia said caning amounted to torture and called on the government to repeal laws that impose punishment against marginalised communities. Calls for comment to the Shariah High Court in Terengganu were not answered.
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Women in Malaysia receive support from the Malaysian government concerning their rights to advance, to make decisions, to health, education and social welfare, and to the removal of legal obstacles. This was followed by the formation of the Women's Affairs Ministry in to recognise the roles and contributions of Malaysian women. The status of women in the country is complex, and partly dependent on their religion and on where they reside in the states and federal territories of Malaysia , factors which affect certain legal issues. The issue of women's rights in the country is subject to ideological disagreements between conservative and liberal interpretations of Islam, and between more secular forces.
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An Islamic court has punished two Malaysian women involved in a sexual relationship by caning each six times, court officials confirmed. The women, identified as a year-old and a year-old, were each struck with a rattan cane in view of witnesses at Shariah High Court in Terengganu, Malaysia. News outlets reported the older woman never winced when receiving the blows, but her co-defendant sobbed as she was walloped by a female prison officer. Both were fully clothed. Global gay-rights groups lambasted the court decision and called for an end to LGBT discrimination in Malaysia as well as a halt to caning, which is outlawed in most parts of the world.
The conviction comes amid concerns around growing intolerance toward the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT community in Malaysia after activists criticised some officials for making homophobic remarks in recent weeks. Malaysia is home to 32 million people, where ethnic Malay Muslims make up more than 60 percent of the population and the remaining ethnic minorities practice other religions such as Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism. It has a dual-track legal system, with Islamic criminal and family laws applicable to Muslims running alongside civil laws. The two women, aged 32 and 22, are on bail pending the execution of the sentence on August 28, Muhamad Khasmizan said, adding that the religious officers who saw the women found one in a state of undress, and also discovered a sex toy in the car.