They just don't have the balls to do it.
KUANTAN: The Pahang State Legislative Assembly was told on Wednesday that the Syariah Court here would not amend the caning sentence imposed on Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno just to fulfill popular demand – The Star Online
Serious? Well it looks more like State Religious Affairs Committee Chairman is having unstoppable diarrhea over the problem he is in. I guess they know that the whole world is watching and ready to jump on Datuk Mohamad Sahfri Ab Aziz, who then will be responsible for putting Malaysia on World News again. So now Datuk is buying time with this and that perhaps hoping the matter can be swept under the carpet with just a fine of RM 2,000.
As for Kartika, she has nothing to lose, one smart and brave women, turning away peoples request to appeal. She can write a book about her ordeal and it will become an international best seller.