Malaysia operates a dual-track legal system and Islamic courts can handle religious and family matters for Muslim citizens, as well as cases such as adultery. Photo: AFP

Two Malaysian women caned under Islamic law for lesbian sex

First case of its type comes amid what rights groups say is a deteriorating climate for the gay community in the Muslim-majority country

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Malaysia operates a dual-track legal system and Islamic courts can handle religious and family matters for Muslim citizens, as well as cases such as adultery. Photo: AFP
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