The officer swung the cane, hitting the first woman's back with a force similar to a forceful tap, as another woman officer from the Prison's Department kept count.
The two unidentified women were discovered by officials in a parked auto in April and sentenced last month to six strokes of a cane and $800 fines each after pleading guilty.
Meanwhile, the state holds that the punishment meted out is meant to serve as deterrent to the public in order for them not to engage in similar acts.
Latheefa also slammed the Shariah Court for its statement that the caning did not hurt the women and that their privacy was protected as they had separate doors to enter and exit the court premises.
The case has sparked widespread condemnation and focused attention on what rights groups say is a deteriorating climate for the gay community in the Muslim-majority country.
Wanita MCA chairman Datuk Heng Seai Kie, as quoted in The Star, said the public caning punishment violates the Federal Constitution, in which Section 289 of the Criminal Procedure Code states that women are exempted from public caning.
It was the first conviction for same-sex relations and the first time a caning had been carried out in public in the state, Reuters quoted Satiful Bahri Mamat, a member of the Terengganu state executive council, as saying.
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Under Malaysian civil law caning is banned, but with 60% of Malaysians being Muslim, it is allowed under Islamic laws in some states. She said Malaysian laws were inconsistent because civil laws prohibit corporal punishment against female prisoners.
"While Suhakam is aware that the law provides for punishment by caning, the court ought to have exercised judicial discretion, in accordance with principles of compassion, mercy and human dignity in Islam".
The country 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.
The caning of two women in Malaysia for attempting to have sex has been condemned as "inhuman and degrading". A few weeks ago, authorities removed the portraits of two LGBT rights activists from a public exhibition.
A transgender woman was beaten up by a group of assailants in Seremban, south of Kuala Lumpur on August 15, in what activists said was part of a growing hostility towards gay and transgender people.
Lawmaker Charles Santiago called on the government to repeal laws that criminalize homosexuality.
"Sexual acts between two consenting adults should not be criminalised, let alone punished with whipping".