Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno

Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno carries her daughter Wann Kaitlynn Sari Dewi, 5.

Authorities were always willing to consider an appeal from part-time model Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno against the Pahang Syariah Court decision to cane her for consuming alcohol said Najib, reports Bernama.

He added Kartika should not merely resign herself to the fact that she had been punished.

“Actually there is still avenues for her to appeal and the authority concerned is sensitive and considerate in this matter,” he said.

On July 20, the Pahang Syariah High Court had fined Kartika RM5,000 and ordered her to be given six strokes of the rotan after she pleaded guilty to drinking beer at a hotel lounge in Cherating last year.