26 Aug 2009

Malaysia to review sentence on model

6:38 am on 26 August 2009

Malaysia says a caning sentence handed to a Muslim model for drinking beer will be reviewed, because it is too harsh and could damage the nation's reputation.

Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno, 32, was found guilty of drinking at a hotel nightclub and sentenced by a religious court last month.

She is the first woman to face caning under Islamic law in Malaysia.