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Sunday, August 22, 1999
Unmarried Malaysian woman falls to death
fleeing Islamic police
According to an Associated Press story, a woman fleeing
Islamic police fell several stories to her death when she tried to escape the apartment of
a male friend through his back window. Religious police raided the apartment outside
the southern city of Malacca early Sunday after being tipped off that an unwed couple was
alone inside. Under Islamic law, unmarried couples can be charged with
"khalwat" or "close proximity" if they are caught in a room alone
together. Unmarried sex is against Islamic law.