Even though I don’t really drink beer, I still say God Bless America for the right to have a brew if I so desired. I respect this woman for her strength. While we in the United States still fight for equal wages as men, we should not take for granted our freedoms as women across the world fight for rights and freedom of choice.
Islamic officials in Malaysia have unexpectedly freed Kartika Sari Dewa Shukarno, who was due to be caned six times this week for drinking beer.
She pleaded guilty to the offence under Islamic law committed in 2007 and has not appealed against her sentence.