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Better call your cat...And I have a great Social Life Thank You, as if that has anything to do with the OP. You are trying to turn the OP into a Social Piece on the Evils of Alcohol. We have all the exact same problems here in the States that you have in NZ. The OP is about one lady, having one beer in a Hotel Bar. A Hotel Bar where it is perfectly Legal for anyone of age to have a Beer, Except if you are Muslim. If you happen to be Muslim, and have a Beer, apparently the Punishment for this is six lashes with a rattan cane. This is just wrong. The woman would like to have her "caning" in public to bring attention to the fact that this particular law is just stupid. And you didn't deny having a drink when posting your previous post...
Malaysians are trying to avoid this negative culture, this law makes sure of it, at least amongst Muslims
Among humans, beating someone is wrong.
More over, we do not understand the extent of her faith, and because she is a guest of that country, every single courtesy should be extended to her.
A punishment can be physical or mental. Who are we to say if physical punishment is any better than mental punishments. A punishment is there to prevent something, and I have already set the case for why a punishment is needed for alcohol consumption.
Pain can be internal and external. How many people are in prison in America? People have been locked up and taken away from the society due to certain mistakes they have made. They have made these mistakes due to the law not being strict enough and their lives have been ruined. Physical punishment would stop them from making these mistakes in the first place.
Did it ever occur to you that this women is Muslim, that she believes Alcohol is Haram. If she believes other wise then why does she still regard herself as a Muslim.
They have made these mistakes due to the law not being strict enough and their lives have been ruined. Physical punishment would stop them from making these mistakes in the first place.