Taxi Driver Sentenced to Jail and Caning for Rape

18 January 2007
Kuala Lumpur

Abdul Ghani Abdul Karim, aged 31, has been sentenced to 20 years’ jail and four strokes of the cain on each of the two counts of rape. The jail sentences will run concurrently, while he will be subjected to eight strokes in total. He was found guilty of raping a 22-year-old woman twice in his taxi along Jalan Kuchai Lama on June 13 2002.

Ghani has already spent the last five years in jail for raping another woman in Taman Seputeh, which he was sentenced for in 2004.

Deputy public prosecutor Yusaini Amer Abdul Karim said Ghani probably conspired to rape the woman and threatened her with a parang.

New Straits Times – Taxi driver gets 20 years’ jail and rotan for rape
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