Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Jailed For Being Idle

The title is straightforward ......... you will be jailed if you were proven that you were idling your time away. This is happening in Nigeria. According to its Sharia penal code, a person found idling around without any work or even school will be sentenced to jail time and be given strokes of cane.

Of course the court officials won't go out hunting for such people. A dad of the muslim community has reported his son to a Sharia court out of love for him. His son was mixing with bad hats and one way to save his son was to send him to jail and hoping that the jail term will wake his son up. Will his son wake up after getting six months jail and 30 strokes of cane? I will even before a single stroke of cane.

This strict penalty is being practised in Bauchi state that adopts the Islamic Sharia law. Is this law good and effective which can be considered in the land of milk and honey - Malaysia?

Reading: Nigerian man jailed for idleness - BBC News/Africa
Tags: Nigeria, Bauchi, Sharia Court, Sharia Penal Code, Islamic Sharia Law



Blogger foongpc said...

30 strokes of cane for being idle is too excessive. I don't think anyone should be punished for being idle.

29 October, 2008 19:28  
Blogger Chemhoster said...

Yea, he will definitely be cured!!!

It's one of the most ridiculous penalty i ever heard!!

Can't believe it..


29 October, 2008 22:22  
Blogger eiling lim said...

I doubt so. As you know, many people in Malaysia likes to idle/lepak. I don't think I need to elaborate further. But I kinda like the extremist's idea of putting them in jail.

29 October, 2008 23:01  
Blogger acura said...

No difference, he will continue idling his time away in jail with worse men as company.

Hopefully, they don't do it in Malaysia. Well, for Mat Rempits maybe

30 October, 2008 03:07  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

foong - in fact, caning for being idle is a bit too high handed, ain't it? my opinion of course

chemhoster - will remember for life

eiling - so, u also part of the extremist hehe

acura - got pros and cons la

03 November, 2008 15:24  
Blogger =chuan guan= said...

tat is crazy man..30 strokes of cane..

10 November, 2008 18:49  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

chuang guan - a good memory indeed for the unlucky fella

14 November, 2008 03:53  

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