ACT 560
SYARIAH CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (FEDERAL TERRITORIES) ACT 1997

PART V - PROCEEDINGS IN PROSECUTIONS
CHAPTER 8 - OF SENTENCES AND THE CARRYING OUT THEREOF



Section 125. Sentence of whipping.


(1) The provisions of this section and section 126 shall be applicable when the accused is sentenced to whipping.

(2) The whipping rod, excluding its holder, shall be of the same type and made either from rattan or small branch of a tree without segment or joint and its length not more than 1.22 metres and its thickness not more than 1.25 centimetres.

(3) The following provisions shall be followed when executing the sentence of whipping, that is-

[Am. Act A1252:s.2]
(4) In the case where the offender is sentenced to whipping only, then he shall be dealt with as if he is sentenced to imprisonment until the sentence is executed.

(5) If the Government Medical Officer certifies that the offender, due to old age, illness or any other reason is unable to undergo the whipping sentence wholly or partly, the case shall be referred to the Court which may order the execution of the sentence in a manner as it thinks reasonable.




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