Malaysian officials today revealed a Muslim man had been sentenced to a year in prison and whipping for consuming alcohol in public.
An Islamic High Court official in eastern Pahang state says the court ordered the man to serve a year in jail and to be whipped six times.
She says the man pleaded guilty to drinking liquor at a restaurant on 27 August.
The man was sentenced by the same judge who in July had ordered a woman caught drinking beer to be caned. Her case is being reviewed after the sentence created an outcry.
Consumption of alcohol in Muslim-majority Malaysia is a punishable offence, but only three of 13 states impose whipping.Reuse content