Thursday, September 17, 2009

Don't cane Kartika Sari! A reality television show deal has been struck between her and a neighbouring country's television network!

Kartika insisted on being caned!



There is more to it than meets the eyes in the saga of the first Malaysian Muslim woman sentenced to be caned. It"s show business! And it is a sham!
It is reliably learn that the "impending" insistence of wanting to be caned, the case of Kartika Sari Dewi is not that cut and dried! She wants it because it is believed she has struck a deal with a television station of a neighbouring country down south that shall remained nameless, to record her "inhumane experience", a program that will be syndicated around the world!
The moment she is "caned" she will already be making hundreds of thousands in royalty over her story, and Malaysia will perpetually be condemned forever as an Asian country rules by "Taliban".
I will say this woman, who is married to a Singaporean, is not as "stupid" as she looks. Once caned Malaysia will forever be politically incarcerated as a country rules by Islamic fundamentalist ala Taliban in Afghanistan!
My suggestion is to deny her the "pleasure" of being caned and by that it will also deny her calculative capitalistic intention! Very evil and shrewd intentions I must say that if succeed will see her rich and famous and Malaysia....sigh....condemned!
So Malaysian government are you still insisting on being stupid as to go ahead with your archaic Islamic law? And be condemned as a once progressive nation sliding into a 15th century euphoria!? Read below:

2009/09/17

KUALA LUMPUR: Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, the part-time model who was fined RM5,000 and ordered to be given six strokes of the rotan after pleading guilty to drinking beer at a hotel in Cherating, Pahang, has given notice not to be disturbed.

Kartika, who is resigned to the sentence and wants it to be carried out quickly, said too many individuals, politicians, government organisations and non-governmental organisations had met her and her family lately.

This, she said, had occasionally disturbed her and her family's life and she had been urged to do things she did not want to do.

"As such, I give notice that I do not want to be disturbed by any individual, politician, government organisation and non-governmental organisation and any meeting that has, is and will be planned, and any communication with me and my family should be stopped immediately," said Kartika in a statement issued through the legal firm of Adham and Associates here yesterday.




Kartika said she would not hesitate to take legal action against any one who had disturbed her peace and that of her family. In her statement, she said she very much regretted the offence and was remorseful.


"I will not hold anyone responsible for carrying out the caning."
Kartika said she had received advice from several civil and syariah lawyers on the carrying out of the sentence and she was satisfied.


She had also appointed several civil and syariah lawyers from Adham and Associates in Ipoh to look after her interests and that of her family.
Kartika was sentenced by the Kuantan Syariah High Court on July 20 after pleading guilty to drinking beer at a hotel in Cherating on July 11 last year.


On Aug 24, the caning was postponed by Pahang Syariah High Court judge Datuk Abdul Rahman Yunus out of respect for the month of Ramadan. -- Bernama

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well Dr. Mahathir said that 3 mins of coverage in Japan is worth $1 million, so since we do not have to pay a sen for this except for the cost of caning, our returns should be phenomenal given the global audience.

Forgive me for the cynicism, and take it with some wry humour.

Mr. Barking Magpie,
Our country is going in the wrong direction. Whether she is caned or not isn't going to make much difference, after all the last time we hanged some Aussies and still weathered the storm.

There are so many issues in the country - I mean, lets be honest, tell me one thing that is not cracking under a system that is totally outdated for the 21st century. Every indicator whether it is economic, quality of life, social cohesion, satisfaction with government is going down the drain.
Somethings take a long time to solve - like reengineering the economy and getting the non Malays to be more understanding and the like.

But others do not need all of this. Take our police force, so many times we see selective prosecution. Now whether or not action is taken against a case does not have direct bearing on any person, most of us are not involved in the high profile investigations, but if one sees that police act without fear or favour, then one can be convinced that there is some degree of justice and its not the case that there is 1Malaysia for the rich, 1Malaysia for the poor and 1Malaysia for the oppressed.

Tell your boss that. Till your guaranteed victory in N31, good nite and take care

Alizul said...

Your take on Kartika's motives sound plausible.

But I don't agree with your "archaic Islamic law" statement. The sources of Islamic laws are contained not only in the Quran but also in the Hadiths. The caning punishment for drinking achohol is found in many Hadiths. For more details, please refer to the following links:

http://www.zaharuddin.net/content/view/869/72/#_ftn1

http://mahaguru58.blogspot.com/2009/08/hidup-didunia-ini-akur-kepada-allah.html

Selamat Hari Raya Maaf Zahir Batin to you and your family.

Please visit my new blog: http://alizul2.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Patutla. Rasa macam ada udang sbalik batu pun. Terlalu sanggup. Uhuuuu..too good to be true!! Tok akim mahkamah,kali ni tolong gunakan otak pula, bab nama Msia dah memang seharum taik ayam d segala sudut dunia ni dgn hal kes rotan tu. Orang duk ketawakan inconsistency lucu kita ni caya la.Tak guna nak buat F1 ke apa ke kalo orang tk minat datang melabor/melawat.Ingat ya kita bukan ada perigi minyak bertabur -tabur cam ngeri Arab tu. Silap sikit teruk padah nya nasi periok seluruh negara.

straycat's strut said...

I knew the day that she insisted to be caned that it is just about publicity. Just send her back to Singapore. There is no loss to us. Part-time model... sheesh...

straycat's strut said...

I knew the day that she insisted to be caned that it is just about publicity. Just send her back to Singapore. There is no loss to us. Part-time model... sheesh...

Pasquale said...

'Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Dr. Mahathir said that 3 mins of coverage in Japan is worth $1 million, so since we do not have to pay a sen for this except for the cost of caning, our returns should be phenomenal given the global audience.

Forgive me for the cynicism, and take it with some wry humour.

Mr. Barking Magpie,
Our country is going in the wrong direction. Whether she is caned or not isn't going to make much difference, after all the last time we hanged some Aussies and still weathered the storm.

There are so many issues in the country - I mean, lets be honest, tell me one thing that is not cracking under a system that is totally outdated for the 21st century. Every indicator whether it is economic, quality of life, social cohesion, satisfaction with government is going down the drain.
Somethings take a long time to solve - like reengineering the economy and getting the non Malays to be more understanding and the like.

But others do not need all of this. Take our police force, so many times we see selective prosecution. Now whether or not action is taken against a case does not have direct bearing on any person, most of us are not involved in the high profile investigations, but if one sees that police act without fear or favour, then one can be convinced that there is some degree of justice and its not the case that there is 1Malaysia for the rich, 1Malaysia for the poor and 1Malaysia for the oppressed.

Tell your boss that. Till your guaranteed victory in N31, good nite and take care

September 18, 2009 12:54 '


DEAR ANONYMOUS,
Today this very minute and second is just as any good ta ime for making a change, I know how you feel for I too feel the frustration. But let us give Najib a chance,if you are sincere that is, to unfurl and to undo what idiot Pak Lah had done to the system while sleeping!(we can forgive Tun Mahathir for a wrong decision)
If we can correct the whole thing to back to where or almost to where it was God-willing we can have that good old time again!
But first we have to put Brother Anwar Bin Ibrahim in the dungeon or send him to a leper colony as to prevent further infection!
Cheers mon ami!

Anonymous said...

Sometimes we have to see thing as it really is - aku rasa 1500 tahun da cukup *archaic* bro.

Anonymous said...

Kartika does not look stupid to me at all! So i don't know what you mean when you say she is not as 'stupid' as she looks.
I have always thought she should sell her story to any waiting tabloids and magazines.
She might as well make some money out of it. More power to her, I say!
If Molaysia so believed in her Syariah laws, why should Malaysia feel ashamed or 'condemned'.
Cane her and be damned, I say. And let her make her big bucks. She deserved it, after all they put her through.

You can call it a win-win situation for her and the Syariah court.

passstarboard

Anonymous said...

Dear BM,
Well cant really agree with your prescribed solution, but I can agree that we should aim for that good ol time.
Selamat Hari Raya sir.
G'nite

Anonymous said...

Sorry to tell you this, but you've got the wrong picture! The picture you've captioned 'Kartika Dahulu!' is actually the waitress Noorazah Baharuddin who was given the same sentence as Kartika back in January but appealed.

Anonymous said...

Wrong picture I'm afraid! The one captioned 'Kartika Dahulu!' is actually the waitress Noorazah Baharuddin who was given the same sentence as Kartika back in January 2009 but who appealed, leaving Kartika the possible trophy of being the first woman to be caned. Put Noorazah Baharuddin into Google images and check!

Anonymous said...

In this context (Syariah's Law), what is the point thinking and giving consideration about what the other nation's response would be on this issue. Damn it lah!

Please remember this point: Your God's opinion on you is much more important than anything else. So in certain condition, there is nothing so wrong and don't be shy to take opposite stands and disregard some unimportant opinion about yourself from the fellow human being (hypocrites lots).

Kampung Boy

Pasquale said...

It was brought to my attention I used a wrong picture depicting Kartika Sari Dewi, I apologise for the mistake made!

Anonymous said...

What a load of bull.

Certainly Kartika's own statement on "leave er alone" is enough as defense for the Shariah court. Besides not all American are as dumb and idiotic to label Malaysia a terrorist country over some insignificant brown chick in the unknown region, if they'd even care at all.

Imagine the headline on digg
"Asian chick got 6 lashes over a pint of beer"

bah. Buried!

Anonymous said...

What embarrasses me is - this kinda of arrogance in claiming to know what God is thinking. It gets us into trouble all the time... sigh!

Anonymous said...

if she insists on being caned that should be done in privacy

but i remember her dad campaigning for a public caning

aha that's when something smells fishy

if she sells her story, make sure that Malaysia is not painted negatively

otherwise SUE her and THAT media for misinformation etc

farizzet said...

please read this extra info before all of you uttering nonsense. --> http://thestaronline.com/news/story.asp?file=/2009/9/16/nation/4722911&sec=nation

here are snippet of the article
"...The next case involved three people, including Kartika, 32. She was sentenced to six strokes of the cane and fined RM5,000 for drinking beer in a Cherating nightclub on July 11, last year. The court handed down the ruling after Kartika pleaded guilty to the charge on July 20.

The other two people involved were a waitress who was arrested with Kartika, and a man caught during a raid by the religious vice squad in the nightclub...."

so SIS MUST appeal for 'kartika's friends' too.

Anonymous said...

Still is nonsense to me! Tak sabar2 nak sebat org, lagi kalo pompuan. Masochistic-mysoginistic tendency of these goons comimg to the fore and soon this will be a way of life. Oh Malaysia ku!

Anonymous said...

I am wondering why only 3 states in Malaysia is adopting caning as a punishment? Is that 3 states more Islamic as compared to the other states of Malaysia? If the caning does occurs, is it going to be a 1 Malaysia law? Will all states follow that law? Is the caning going to be done in public, as in accordance to the Islamic teachings? 6 strokes is man made laws as compared to 40 strokes which is in accordance to the Islamic faith as written in the hadith and not the Quran. Is this a blind faith whereby men cheats society into believing that this laws are justified? Some Muslim believe that in the after life the sins done by Kartika will not be questioned once it is punish here on earth and that is only if the punishment is hudud kind of punishment ie. 40 lashes. Can Syariah law be uphold in a state that also permits casinos and pubs found in Genting Highlands, Pahang?

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the religious authorities are sincere in upholding the law in accordance to their Islamic faith. What I understand by reading the papers is that a lawyer has been hired by Kartika during the ordeal before the sentenced was carried down. Yet again a review was made by the court but the caning sentence still holds. What has been done by the lawyer to lighten the sentence in assisting Kartika's case? Moreover during the time of the raid there are other Malay Muslims caught but was let of with unknown reasons. This make it seems that the authorities are above the law and is untouchables. Totally absurd.

Anonymous said...

Wondering by questioning the caning punishment one will be considered and classified as an infidels. What about the fine and the jail term? Is it in accordance to the Islamic faith? A fine of that amount is hefty and can be used for good deeds by helping the poorer Muslims to perform the haj. Performing the haj is every Muslim dreams and by assisting this dream is a heavenly path. Should the Muslim community assists one another to fulfill that dream?A dream to be closer to god is to perform the haj. If the community can send the believer to Afghanistan to be paid and trained as a fighter, why not we as a Muslim nation assists and send the believer to perform the haj? Each country in a nation should have a fund for those believer who is keen in seeing and experience the holy land. Should the goverment or the ruler of the land implement a law whereby all Muslims must perform their haj or is haj is just an individual or personal deeds whereby it should come out from their own expenses? Good deeds and bad deeds should be treated fairly and with just.

Anonymous said...

Is repentance a form of earthly punishment? or Is repentance an act or deeds between one's self towards God? Does earthly punishment guarantees one's sins to be lighten in the hereafter? Is such ideology written in the holy books? Is this mindset against the aqidah? Do you believe that caning teaches repentance? Do you believe that earthly punishment would constitutes to a lighter sentence in the hereafter? What if I believe in this accepted laws and would you consider my aqidah as misleading? Repentance is an act between one's self and God and only God may/may not accept it. The question is now does caning, prison sentence or fines educates the society that leads to a righteous being? How do you define righteous? Is the enforcement officers righteous since they are being given that post? Are they 100% morally right?

Anonymous said...

I didn't understand the concluding part of your article, could you please explain it more?