Progress. Sharia Alert from modern, moderate Malaysia: “Malaysia will add more teeth to sharia courts,” from the Times of India, April 25 (thanks to Block Ness):
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian government is planning to empower the sharia courts in the country to make it more effective, so as to change the perception that penalties imposed under the law were far too light, reports said.
Of course! How terrible it would be if people had that impression!
Minister in the PM”s Department Datuk Jamil Khir Baharom said along with measures to empower the sharia courts, efforts would also focus on enhancing effectiveness of religious enforcement agencies.
“The main focus of these efforts was to ensure that the implementation of whipping as a punishment under shariah would be carried out flawlessly,” the minister said on Thursday.
Nothing worse than a flawed whipping.