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Corporal punishment with a rattan cane is a prominent and long-standing feature of Singapore life. There are five different types of caning in Singapore. All but one of these apply to males only and are administered to the posterior.
Shocking images have captured what is expected to be the last public caning in Indonesia, this week. A memorandum of understanding signed by Aceh Gov. Irwandi Yusuf and Yuspahruddin, head of the provincial Law and Human Rights office, stipulates that caning can only take place inside prisons or other places of detention.
The woman was flogged in front of a cheering crowd for spending time in close proximity with a man that was not her husband. The Nation reports:. People can face floggings for a range of offences — from gambling, to drinking alcohol, to gay sex. In the latest caning, five people — two women and three men — were flogged in front of a cheering crowd at a mosque in the provincial capital Banda Aceh.
People use their mobile phones to take pictures as a Shariah law official whips a woman who is convicted of prostitution during a public caning outside a mosque in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, Friday, April 20, Lawyers and activists said the women, aged 22 and 32, were seated on stools facing the judges and given six strokes from a light rattan cane on their backs by female prison officers. More than people witnessed the caning in a Shariah courtroom in northeast Terengganu state, they said.
Caning is used as a form of corporal punishment in Malaysia. Of these three, the first two are largely a legacy of, and are influenced by, British colonial rule in the territories that are now part of Malaysia, particularly Malaya. Judicial caning, ordered as part of a criminal sentence imposed by civil courts on male criminals, is the most severe of the three types of caning.
He is sporting a prison regulation shaved haircut and a white T-shirt bearing his inmate number L and name: Ye Ming Yuen. Normally, the Mail would not travel half-way around the world to conduct an interview — via a special video link — with such an individual. But his story is uniquely compelling and not without mitigating factors.
Kneeling on the ground, facing the floor as she prepares for her punishment, this woman is the latest victim of Indonesia's strict Islamic rules. The year-old was forced to undergo a public caning today after being caught standing too close to her boyfriend in Banda Aceh province. Under Islamic Sharia law, unmarried couples are forbidden from becoming too intimate.