A man who helped to draft strict adultery laws has been exposed having sex with a married woman in a car park.
The Indonesian man, Mukhlis bin Muhammad, has been publicly whipped after being caught in the act, says a report by the British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC.
Muhammad was flogged 28 times, while the woman was caned 23 times.
Mukhlis is from the deeply conservative Aceh region, the only place in Indonesia which practises the strict Islamic law, Sharia.
“This is God’s law. Anyone must be flogged if proven guilty, even if he is a member of the MPU,” Husaini Wahab, the deputy mayor of Aceh Besar district, where Mukhlis lives, told BBC News Indonesia.
The gazellenews finds that Aceh was granted special rights to introduce its own stricter Islamic laws more than a decade ago. Laws against homosexuality were passed in 2014 and came into effect the following year.
Extra-marital sex, gambling, and the consumption, production and distribution of alcohol are all illegal under Sharia law.