Part-time Malaysian model says she wants her caning sentence to be over quickly

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Kuala Lumpur, Sep.17 (ANI): Part-time Malaysian model Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, who was fined RM 5,000 and ordered to be given six strokes of the rotan after pleading guilty to drinking beer at a hotel in Cherating, Pahang, wants the sentence to be carried out quickly, and pleaded that she should not be disturbed.

"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," the New Strait Times quoted Kartika as saying 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, the Bernama news agency reported. (ANI)

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