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Malaysian woman to be caned for drinking beer

Malaysian woman to be caned for drinking beer

A Malaysian woman is due to become the first woman to be caned under the country’s Islamic laws after being caught drinking beer in a hotel.

Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno’s says she accepts her punishment, but critics say drinking should be viewed as a personal sin, not a state crime.

Al Jazeera’s Harry Fawcett reports.