Judicial corporal punishment has been a long-time fixture in the south-east Asian city state. It was first introduced by British colonialists in the 19th century, but has been retained and even expanded by the post-independence government. Between January and October , the courts handed down caning sentences to 1, people; sentences were carried out in that time. Caning is only carried out on men between the ages of 18 and 50; a 1.
Caning is a widely used form of corporal punishment in Singapore. It can be divided into several contexts: judicial, prison, reformatory, military, school, and domestic or private. These practices of caning are largely a legacy of, and are influenced by, British colonial rule in Singapore. Of these, judicial caning , for which Singapore is best known, is the most severe. It is reserved for male convicts under the age of 50, for a wide range of offences under the Criminal Procedure Code , and is also used as a disciplinary measure in prisons. Caning is also used as an official punishment in reform schools.
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Caning is a form of corporal punishment consisting of a number of hits with a single cane The practice is retained, for male offenders only, under the criminal law in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. Description: There may be intermediate levels between a "class caning" and a "public caning". The Governor told media that the decision to move the punishment indoors was to prevent investors being dissuaded from bringing their business to Aceh. Edmund Ng Say Eng, a candidate for the Singapore Democratic Alliance in the general election , said, "For criminals, caning serves as a deterrent [ The offender must be certified by a medical officer to be in a fit condition of health to undergo the punishment  and shall wear "protective clothing" as prescribed.
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