A Malaysian non secular court docket sentenced 5 males on Thursday to jail, caning, and fines for trying homosexual intercourse, media and rights group stated.
Sodomy and same-sex acts are unlawful below Islamic regulation in Muslim-majority Malaysia, though convictions are uncommon.
The Selangor Shariah Excessive Court docket, on the outskirts of the Malaysian capital, sentenced 4 males to 6 months’ jail, six strokes of the cane, and a 4,800 ringgit ($1,163) superb for “attempting intercourse against the order of nature”, the Malay-language each day Harian Metro reported.
The fifth man was sentenced to seven months’ jail, six strokes of the cane and a 4,900 ringgit superb for a similar offence.
Islamic enforcement officers detained the 5 accused with seven different males throughout a November 2018 raid on a two-storey condo, Harian Metro reported, citing choose Mohamad Asri Mohamad Tahir.
“The info present that there was an try to hold out intercourse exterior of the order of nature and that it was not within the early levels of preparation,” Mohamad Asri was quoted as saying.