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Six Cane Strokes for Drinking Beer Shariah Law Verdict Divides Malaysia

A young woman has been sentenced to six cane strokes in Malaysia for having a beer in a hotel, as she is Muslim and prohibited from drinking alcohol. The Shariah law verdict has split the country and caused concerns about the growing influence of Islamists. But the woman's family is now insisting that the sentence be carried out -- in order to embarrass the government.
Photo Gallery: Malaysia's Harsh Beer Verdict
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Photo Gallery: Malaysia's Harsh Beer Verdict

Photo Gallery: Malaysia's Harsh Beer Verdict
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Photo Gallery: Malaysia's Harsh Beer Verdict