This has been reported in dailymail.co.uk dated 1 March 2016.
Incidentally, public caning takes place quite regularly in Aceh which is the only province in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country to implement Islamic sharia law, but is less common for women.
This month, the local government had banned Valentine's Day celebrations, including giving cards or chocolates, deeming it an 'unlawful act' under Sharia law. Previously, Banda Aceh had banned women from entertainment venues after 11pm unless they are accompanied by a husband or male family member. And, in 2015, a district in Aceh enacted a bylaw requiring schools to teach boys and girls separately while another one banned women from straddling motorcycles when riding with a driver.
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