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News items about corporal punishment, classified by country, type and month.

THE ARCHIVE PAGES ARE COLOUR CODED: GREEN background for judicial CP, YELLOW for school CP, WHITE for other kinds of CP

Archive - 1999

Afghanistan | Australia | Bahamas | Bangladesh | Bermuda | Botswana | British Virgin Is. | Brunei | Canada | Caribbean | Ethiopia | Fiji | Hong Kong | India | Indonesia | Iran | Ireland | Jamaica | Kenya | Kuwait | Lesotho | Malaysia | Mali | Namibia | New Zealand | Nigeria | Saudi Arabia | Singapore | South Africa | South Korea | Sri Lanka Sudan | Swaziland | Tanzania | Thailand | Trinidad & T. | Uganda | United Arab Emirates | United Kingdom | United States | Yemen | Zambia


Afghanistan flag AFGHANISTAN

Afghanistan/Judicial - April 1999
Taliban beat a mother and her daughter publicly
100 lashes in public for 25-year-old over unmarried affair

Australia flag AUSTRALIA

Australia/Judicial - April 1999
Anzac speech attacks governments, criminals
Military veterans' spokesman calls for corporal punishment for criminals

Australia/Schools - October 1999
Upper House finally approves corporal punishment stand
No more school caning in Tasmania

Hefty fine for corporal punishment at school
Criminal charges for teachers in Tasmania who cane or smack

Bahamas flag THE BAHAMAS

Bahamas/Schools - February 1999
Corporal punishment at Seventh Day school
Therapy for student given paddle beating
Public asked not to 'rush' to a conclusion over corporal punishment of 12-year-old
Was Education Act violated?
Seventh Day administrator takes leave
Storm erupts over paddling of schoolboy

Bahamas/Schools - March 1999
BA administrator charged with causing harm to 12 year old
Court case over caned schoolboy

Bahamas/Schools - April 1999
Academy probe thwarted, business manager to resume duties
But Board suspends use of CP pending review

Bangladesh flag BANGLADESH

Bangladesh/Schools - September 1999
Minister Calls for End to Corporal Punishment of Children
Part of National Plan of Action for Children

Bermuda flag BERMUDA

Bermuda/Schools - April 1999
Education: The teachers speak
Not enough discipline, they say: the strap is not a bad thing

Battle over corporal punishment
Education minister caned for decrying corporal punishment
Teachers up in arms over promise to abolish school caning

Bermuda/Judicial - June 1999
Human Rights group wants death penalty scrapped
Urges government to scrap judicial CP also

Bermuda/Schools - September 1999
Spanking: The arguments for and against
Children are not getting the discipline they need, asserts PTA president

Bermuda/Judicial - December 1999
MPs vote to abolish the death penalty
Senate passes 'flawed' abolition bill
Judicial corporal punishment comes to an end in Bermuda

Botswana flag BOTSWANA

Botswana/Schools - March 1999
Corporal punishment - a labor of love
Secondary school students riot: ringleaders publicly thrashed


British Virgin Islands/Judicial - March 1999
Islanders say it's better at home
Judicial CP remains on statutes, last handed down in 1996

Brunei flag BRUNEI

Brunei/Judicial - March 1999
Road bully gets jail and cane for parang attack
10 strokes, 6 years for 29-year-old who lost his temper

Brunei/Judicial - July 1999
Jail and cane for $1.00 robbers
Two youngsters given 12 strokes each after failed gang robbery

Brunei/Judicial - August 1999
Man who ran amok loses court appeal
Jail and 6-stroke caning for 25-year-old is upheld

Husband jailed for threesome
And three strokes of the rattan for 21-year-old

Brunei/Judicial - September 1999
Two men lose appeal on bombs
Court upholds rattan whipping for two Filipinos

Brunei/Judicial - October 1999
Guard jailed for beating wife & kid (illustrated)
Rotan plus 3 years for security man, pictured

Tungku Beach rapist gets jail, rotan
13 years plus 6 strokes for fake detective

Brunei/Judicial - November 1999
Local faces caning for drugs
28-year-old previous offender gets seven years, six strokes

Brunei/Judicial - December 1999
Cane and jail for vandalism
33-year-old who damaged door gets 6 months, 2 strokes

Canada flag CANADA

Canada/Domestic - February 1999
Board backs bid to kill spanking law
Ontario Catholics support campaign to repeal Section 43

Canada/Schools - May 1999
How you'd make schools safer
Readers lament demise of CP in light of shootings

Canada/Domestic - June 1999
Absurd changes in law would turn parents into criminals
Removing S.43 would harm efforts to stop real child abuse -- writer

Spanking is for the best
Letter-writer calls for return to physical retribution

Spanking speech gives goofy gripe
Columnist pours scorn on Children's Aid Society's anti-CP campaign

Canada/Domestic - October 1999
Study sees problems in spanking
Parental CP leads to drug and alcohol problems, claims "research"

Canada/Schools - October 1999
Is it time to bring back corporal punishment?
Islamic college closes after allegations of beatings with switches

Canada/Domestic - December 1999
Keep those brats in line, parents
In the era of worst parenting ever it's ironic to challenge CP law, avers columnist

Canada/Schools - December 1999
Law change would make teachers 'criminals'
Court hears arguments over repeal of spanking law


UK Overseas Territories/Judicial - March 1999
Islanders say it's better at home
London insists territories abolish JCP in exchange for UK citizenship

Ethiopia flag ETHIOPIA

Ethiopia/Schools - January 1999
Rights and Wrongs
Most children receive CP daily, says charity

Fiji flag FIJI

Fiji/Judicial - January 1999
Labasa rapists jailed for five years each
Two men also each ordered to receive five strokes of the cane


Hong Kong/Schools - January 1999
Boys beaten over homework
Tutors remanded for bruising pupils' buttocks with ruler

India flag INDIA

India/Schools - April 1999
Petition challenging corporal punishment admitted in HC
Court will consider legality of school CP in Delhi

India/Schools - May 1999
Spare the rod, save the child
Dispute over canings in Delhi

Indonesia flag INDONESIA

Indonesia/Judicial - December 1999
Whipping for Adulterer
Description of first public flogging under new Islamic laws in Aceh province

Iran flag IRAN

Iran/Judicial - January 1999
Transvestite boys to be flogged
Whipping for two 15-year-olds who dressed as girls to extort money

Iran to jail, flog militants for beating officials
Court orders lashings for political attack

Iran/Judicial - March 1999
Flogging sentences in Iran
Six get lashes for goading people to dance in street

Iran/Judicial - October 1999
New charges for German in Iran (illustrated)
Businessman, pictured, pays $23,000 to avoid flogging; woman co-accused gets 100 lashes

Iran/Judicial - December 1999
Iran flogs two for smoking in public
Ten lashes each for breaking Ramadan rules

Ireland flag IRELAND

Ireland/Schools - April 1999
Department code on discipline urged
Teachers want protection following abolition of CP

Jamaica flag JAMAICA

Jamaica/Judicial - March 1999
Police, RM concerned about sex crimes in St Ann
Police superintendent calls for return of the tamarind switch

Kenya flag KENYA

Kenya/Judicial - January 1999
Man gets 12 years for raping sisters
20-year-old will also receive six strokes of the cane

Kenya/Schools - March 1999
KNUT official opposes caning
Union urges teachers to avoid CP: it gives parents excuse to sue

Kenya/Judicial - March 1999
Clergyman to serve seven years for rape
38-year-old pastor will also receive 15 strokes of the cane

Kenya/Judicial - May 1999
Man, 35, jailed for theft in court
"Habitual pick-pocket" is also ordered 3 strokes of cane

Four men jailed for rape
Seven years, ten strokes of cane each, for four who raped schoolgirl

Kenya/Judicial - June 1999
Rapist jailed for seven years
And ten strokes of the cane for 19-year-old first offender

Kenya/Schools - June 1999
Dialogue a cure to student violence, teachers told
Education boss calls for all teachers to use CP to stop school crime wave

Kenya/Judicial - August 1999
Six sentenced to death for violent robbery
Three of them also to receive five strokes of the cane each

Policeman jailed for raping five-year-old
32-year-old will also receive three strokes of the cane

Kenya/Schools - September 1999
Kenya teachers fail to spare rod in class -- report
School caning is prevalent, says Human Rights Watch (with cartoon of schoolboy being caned)

Kenya/Judicial - November 1999
Jailbird sentenced to 26 years
60-year-old will also receive 24 strokes of cane for defiling two minors

Kenya/Judicial - December 1999
[Rapist gets jail and cane]
Man's appeal against sentence is rejected

[Teenage robber jailed and caned]
Four strokes for mugger, 19

Kuwait flag KUWAIT

Kuwait/Judicial - January 1999
Islamist MPs Advocate Islamic Punishment
100 lashes proposed for adultery or rape

Lesotho flag LESOTHO

Lesotho/Judicial - April 1999
UN Human Rights Committee 65th session
Judicial CP still being practised; doctors are present

Malaysia flag MALAYSIA

Malaysia/Judicial - January 1999
Raping daughter: Timorese jailed
Labourer (40) given 18 years and 10 strokes of cane

Malaysia/Judicial - February 1999
Samurai murder over birds nests
Filipino given 8 years, 5 strokes for stabbing

Man gets jail for raping wife's niece
22 years, 6 strokes for lorry driver, 28

16 years, eight strokes for man who raped sister
Labourer, 24, raped 18-year-old twice

Rapists get 7 years' jail, three strokes of rottan
Two had sex with 14-year-old girl

Study shows it's a growing problem (illustrated)
Prison officers give whipping demonstration

Malaysia/Judicial - March 1999
Rotan for Muslim sexual offenders
Increased penalties for sodomy, extramarital sex in Johore

Cane, jail for raping minor
Bugis, 20, to receive four strokes and 9 years in jail

Appeal against death sentence upheld
Nigerian, 30, gets life instead, plus 12 strokes of cane

Malaysia/Schools - March 1999
Entering gangster territory
Boy was embarrassed to be caned in front of school assembly

Malaysia/Judicial - April 1999
Jail, rotan for Aussie engineer
Four strokes, 18 months, for involvement in kidnapping

Former LP's kin jailed for drugs
20 strokes of rotan, 12 years in jail, for 44-year-old father of seven

Malaysia/Judicial - May 1999
Rapist dad's caning sentence enhanced
Appeal court ups 38-year-old's caning from 7 strokes to 10

Malaysia/Judicial - June 1999
Technician gets rotan, jail for drugs
Cannabis dealer, 30, gets six years, 10 strokes of cane

Liberians jailed for 'black' money scam
Plus caning and fine for two cheats, 22 and 26

Soldier gets 13 years jail for rape
And six strokes of rotan for 32-year-old

Malaysia/Judicial - July 1999
Johor considering caning illegal gaming operators
Fines and jail not working as deterrent, says state leader

Court jails trio 14 years for robbery
Three in their twenties also given strokes of rotan

Rapist gets 15 years and six strokes of the rotan (illustrated)
Caning for 41-year-old, pictured, after rape of young girls

Judge adds caning to killer's jail term
Remorseful 30-year-old asks court for whipping, gets 20 strokes

Eight strokes and 14 years for forgery
Myanmar trader also entered the country illegally -- again

Malaysia/Judicial - August 1999
Polio patient jailed 17 years for cheating (illustrated)
Plus six strokes for 40-year-old former college director, pictured

Man who videotaped his sex acts on underage girls gets 33 years (illustrated)
Plus 23 strokes of rotan for restaurant operator, 35, pictured

Jail and rotan for Indon worker who raped underaged girl (illustrated)
31-year-old, pictured, gets 8 years and 5 strokes

Malaysia/Schools - August 1999
Father canes son in front of school for stealing wallet
16-year-old punished as 2,000 students watch

Bizarre to let dad cane son in school
Principal should have done the caning, says letter-writer

Malaysia/Judicial - September 1999
Rapist's jail term enhanced to 12 years
26-year-old former navy cadet had asked for more caning but less jail

Video of caning to be shown
Necessary move against indiscipline by students, says official

No video show of caning in prison
Showing JCP film to students may be counter-productive, says ministry

Malaysia/Schools - September 1999
Father's action shows responsibility
Row over schoolboy's public caning rumbles on

Sam Tet teacher speak up on caning
Teachers explain background to 'public caning by father' controversy

Malaysia/Judicial - October 1999
Sodomy and rape: Illegal is jailed
30 years and 10 strokes of cane for Filipino, 20

Court for Children welcomed
New juvenile court will have power to order 10 strokes of cane

Whipping for sex offenders under new Act
Rotan becomes mandatory for sex with children

Malaysia/Schools - October 1999
Standing in the way of discipline
Teachers fed up with complaining parents and bolshy students

Malaysia/Judicial - November 1999
Unrepentant thief jailed for 11th offence
Three strokes of rotan for 34-year-old who stole 22 toothbrushes

Need to consider what in hudud law is applicable in the present day
Islamic party promises strict application of Koran if elected

Malaysia/Schools - December 1999
Dr M: Don't spare the rod
Prime Minister attributes his achievements to whackings at school

Malaysia/Judicial - December 1999
Jail and cane for 'fork-and-knife' robber
21-year-old gets 15 strokes and five years in prison

Jailed for severing wife's arm (illustrated)
Nine years plus six strokes of rotan for factory operator, 36, pictured

Vices that strangle
New Children's Court will have caning powers but only for boys

Mali flag MALI

Mali/Schools - December 1999
Malian Girls Face Various Abuses At Schools
Survey shows 39% of girls have received corporal punishment at school

Namibia flag NAMIBIA

Namibia/Schools - June 1999
Beating Claim Reveals Teachers' Frustrations
Teachers resent abolition of CP and boys even ask for it

Namibia/Judicial - June 1999
MPs ponder 'extreme measures' for rapists
Politicians call for public flogging

Namibia/Schools - July 1999
Teachers lashed over corporal punishment
Pupils demonstrate after parent-approved school spanking


New Zealand/Judicial - February 1999
Corporal punishment mooted for criminals
Politician also favours return of caning in schools

New Zealand/Domestic - November 1999
Candidate calls for smacking
Parents have gone soft, says Christian party politician

New Zealand/Domestic - December 1999
Smacking should be illegal: commissioner
Call on government to ban all forms of physical punishment

Smacking a rights issue
Police chief warns that banning parental CP will mean teenagers running wild

Nigeria flag NIGERIA

Nigeria/Schools - July 1999
[Corporal punishment reintroduced in Ebonyi schools]
Teachers authorised to flog students in primary and post-primary schools

Nigeria/Judicial - October 1999
Nigerian state adopts Islamic law
New legal code includes flogging for alcohol use


Saudi Arabia/Judicial - May 1999
Filipinas sentenced for performing abortions
Two women in their 30s get 700 lashes each

Saudi Arabia/Judicial - June 1999
[Warning of lashes for reckless driving]
Traffic Police Dept advertises: 20 lashes for careless motorists

Saudi Arabia/Judicial - December 1999
Thai students face caning in Saudi Arabia
Two students sentenced to 70 strokes each for theft

75 lashes for Filipino found with two liquor-flavoured chocolates

Singapore flag SINGAPORE

Singapore/Judicial - January 1999
Drug addict with Aids escapes cane
Ailing trafficker's 15-stroke sentence overturned

Lecturer found guilty of molest
18 months and six strokes for 45-year-old

She was so high, she could not fight back (illustrated)
26-year-old (pictured) rapes 14-year-old, gets 7 years, 8 strokes

Man gets jail, caning for rape and molest
24 strokes and 12 years for lorry driver, 47

Hardcore robber gets jail and cane
42-year-old gets 12 years, 24 strokes

Inmates' drug scheme foiled
Four drug centre residents given jail and cane

Robber's jail term cut to 12 years
But 24-stroke caning sentence on 37-year-old is upheld

He had parang in his pocket (illustrated)
20-year-old, pictured, weeps at six-stroke sentence

Man molested colleague repeatedly
Technician, 44, to receive four strokes, two years

Singapore/Judicial - February 1999
Jail and cane for 'weapons collector'
27-year-old to have 12 strokes for possessing arms

He flung brick at ATM
Vandal in a rage gets six months, 3 strokes

Man gets jail for slashing teen
Labourer, 38, to have 6 years, 8 strokes for attack on boys

Thai worker jailed for manslaughter
10 years and 12 cane strokes for 31-year-old after stabbing

Man gets jail for raping stepdaughter
37-year-old given 16 years, 24 strokes for repeated rape of child

Singapore/Judicial - March 1999
Volunteer molested teenage boys in home
5 strokes and 18 months for 36-year-old

Cheat and rapist gets jail, caning
46-year-old given 20 strokes, 18 years

Singapore/Domestic - April 1999
Spare your child the rod? No
Two out of three parents say they cane their kids

The rotan still swings
Nine-year-old caned weekly by pastor father

Kids say: What works for them
Canes are 50 cents at neighbourhood shops

Caning's just an easy way out
Columnist deprecates prevalence of parental CP

Singapore/Judicial - April 1999
Ex-cop gets longer jail term
Two former officers in their 30s will receive 6 strokes each

30 years' jail, cane, for raping daughter
24 strokes for 37-year-old in "severest sentence ever"

Man who raped daughter gets 12 years' jail
Father, 43, will also receive 12 strokes of the cane

Meet the boyfriend who lied, lied, lied ... (illustrated)
26-year-old, pictured, gets 24 strokes for abetting fatal robbery of own parents

You robbed and killed my husband, you know (illustrated)
48-year-old and son, 20 (pictured), jailed 9 years, get 12 strokes of cane each

Son of 'guru' gets jail for extortion bid
19-year-old Malaysian given six strokes of the cane

Man extorted $245,000 from woman
20 strokes and seven years for "wolf in sheep's clothing", 44

Singapore/Judicial - May 1999
Man gets 8 years for cop's death
Ex-bouncer, 32, also to receive 12 strokes of the cane

Molester gets jail and caning
40-year-old threatened two teens, will receive 12 strokes

Teen Terror tries to rape girl
Five years in jail, $60,000 fine, 5 strokes of cane for 19-year-old

Posed as cops to rob cleaners
Fake cop, 24, gets 3 year's jail, 24 strokes of cane

Singapore/Schools - May 1999
From fearsome 'monster' to friendly 'tweety'
Boys caught smoking caned by school's new discipline teacher

No-nonsense discipline master, but well-liked
16-year-old still likes man who gave him two canings for smoking

Singapore/Judicial - June 1999
Two who fled after 1995 robbery get jail, cane
12 strokes each for attack on musician after evading justice for 4 years

Escape for drug trafficker
26-year-old narrowly misses hanging but gets 20 years and 20 strokes

Singapore/Schools - June 1999
Teen caned before schoolmates
Parents complain as 16-year-old caned with five others in assembly

Singapore/Domestic - July 1999
Cane the brats
Never spare the rod, editorialist urges parents

Singapore/Judicial - July 1999
Two jailed for bringing in illegals
Both get eight years, 24 strokes of cane after smuggling in 20 immigrants

Jailed for stealing bins
18 months in jail and six strokes of cane for vandal, 38

Rape teens get jail and cane
Three 15-year-olds sentenced as High Court makes rare use of power to cane juveniles

16 years' jail for rape of tourist
32-year-old stall assistant also gets 24 strokes of cane

Singapore/Judicial - August 1999
Jail and caning for two ECP robbers
Both twentysomethings get 18 strokes of cane

Mum duped into letting man rape her daughter
24 years and 24 strokes for 32-year-old

This man molests woman in front of her hubby (illustrated)
Welder, 34, pictured, gets jail and 3 strokes of cane

Young rapist's jail term increased
19-year-old also has 6-stroke caning added to sentence

Toy gun robbers get jail, caning
Three get 12 strokes, the other 24, after hold-up of office

Gang member goes to jail for killing rival
Plus 18 strokes of cane for soldier, 23

Victim, 17, outwits this serial molester (illustrated)
24 strokes and 24 years for 24-year-old, pictured

'Beer treat' turns bloody (illustrated)
Jail and cane for two brothers, pictured

Youth stole and extorted from family
Five years' jail and six strokes of the cane for Malaysian, 20

Singapore/Schools - August 1999
Boy who broke into flat admits to lying in court
15-year-old had already been caned at school for the thefts

Singapore/Judicial - September 1999
You won't lend me money? Then I'll stab you (illustrated)
12 strokes of the cane for armed robber, 20, pictured

Duo jailed for helping robbers
Two youngsters get 12 strokes of the cane and four years in jail

Jail - so no more football dreams (illustrated)
22-year-old, pictured, received 3 strokes of cane for earlier offence

Out of jail. Then on to more crimes
Previously caned 26-year-old now gets 24 strokes

Singapore/Judicial - October 1999
Boy, 14, gets 5 years' jail, cane
Ten strokes for teen who kicked and robbed elderly man

5 robbers get jail and caning
Four of them are ordered 24 strokes of the cane

He was more loyal to friends than to mum (illustrated)
7 years, 24 strokes for 18-year-old armed robber, pictured

Man who turned 50 spared the cane
Age at time of punishment, not time of offence, is what counts -- Chief Justice

Jail, cane for overstayer who robbed
15 strokes for 19-year-old Chinese national

Singapore/Judicial - November 1999
These Spice Boys have to sing a different tune (illustrated)
24 strokes of cane each for two armed robbers, pictured

Man jailed for fatal attack at food centre
Cane and jail for four young assailants

He hit the bottle & hit with the bottle (illustrated)
30 months and six strokes for boozing gangster, pictured

The girls waited for the creep to strike again (illustrated)
33-year-old molester, pictured, gets two years and four strokes

Jailed teenage molester will now be caned as well
18-year-old's jail term halved at appeal, but 12-stroke caning added instead

Jail and cane for man who killed cabby with beam
25-year-old gets 10 years and 10 strokes for manslaughter

Man who raped tourist loses appeal
Court upholds 24-stroke caning for rapist, 32

Whacked with golf club (illustrated)
19-year-old, pictured, gets 15 months and 6 strokes after fracas over girl

Molester gets nine years, 24 strokes of cane
Heavy sentence for previous offender, 43, who attacked young girls in lifts

Singapore/Judicial - December 1999
This patient couldn't keep his hands to himself (illustrated)
Amputee, pictured, is given 12 months in jail and 6 strokes of cane for groping nurse

Her fear turns to anger ... and molester gets jail (illustrated)
Nine months, three strokes for "unrepentant" 23-year-old, pictured

Sayang girl's molest trauma (illustrated)
A year in jail and four strokes of cane for 32-year-old, pictured

Youth jailed over bogus kidnapping
Three years' jail and six strokes of cane for extortionist, 20

Youth molests sister of classmate
Nine strokes of the cane for trickster, 18

Poly student jailed for molest
Top engineering student, 17, also gets 3 strokes of cane

Outraged citizens want whipping for teen thugs
Readers advocate caning for assault following argument in cinema over mobile phones

S. Africa flag SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa/Schools - January 1999
Schools crisis theme in SABC1 drama
TV series highlights teachers' concern over banning of CP

South Africa/Schools - February 1999
Spare the rod and fail
Corporal punishment still exists in many township schools

Big-stick Shandu stuns teachers
KwaZulu-Natal Education Minister calls for re-introduction of caning

South Africa/Judicial - March 1999
Law, order needed at home and on roads
Criminals will get the message if CP restored, opines reader

South Africa/Schools - March 1999
MEC fuels debate about corporal punishment (illustrated)
Divergent views on regional minister's call for return of the cane

Cracking the whip
Profile of KwaZulu-Natal politician campaigning for school CP

Reality imitating television?
Minister recommends her own son gets his fair share of whacking

An academy of the heart
Christian school retains CP with parental consent

Education's gap between fair play and rough justice (illustrated)
"Bend-over business as usual" in poorer schools despite legal ban on CP; includes picture of apparently real elementary school caning

Corporal punishment against the law for teachers
Government spokesman warns teachers using CP face legal action

South Africa/Schools - April 1999
76 pupils on assault charges in East Cape court
Outlawing of CP has led to lack of discipline, politician points out

South Africa/Judicial - May 1999
Vigilantes dispense rough justice
Criminals get "good whipping"; we don't spare the rod, says leader

South Africa/Schools - May 1999
ANC fails to help schools in townships
Deputy principal laments ban on CP, still carries cane

South Africa/Judicial - June 1999
Mapogo launches own patrol vehicles
Urges caning, not prison, for petty criminals

South Africa/Schools - June 1999
Cane thy pupil, hug thy pupil
Christian school group defiant over legal ban on CP

Will the reintroduction of corporal punishment restore a sense of pride and achievement among students?
Yes, asserts editorialist

South Africa/Judicial - August 1999
Mob-rule justice rises in S. Africa
Vigilante group wants JCP reintroduced for petty crime

South Africa/Schools - August 1999
Christians must spare the rod
Schools fail in their quest to have corporal punishment legalised

South Africa/Schools - September 1999
Govt takes action against four teachers
Cape Town school refused to stop using CP

South Africa/Schools - October 1999
Brutality in the name of God (illustrated)
Christian schools refuse to accept outlawing of CP; caned bottom pictured

South Africa/Schools - November 1999
Elite school dumps its prefects (illustrated)
Once they could cane freely, now they are abolished

Corporal punishment battle rages on
Teacher who caned girl will appeal against assault conviction

S. Korea flag SOUTH KOREA

South Korea/Schools - January 1999
Teachers, Cheer Up!
Schoolteacher comes to defence of caning

Corporal punishment restored in struggle for class discipline
Education Ministry does U-turn on spanking as misbehaviour soars

South Korea/Schools - May 1999
Three Quarters of Parents Support Teachers' Corporal Punishment
Beating must only be for educational purposes -- poll

Sri Lanka flag SRI LANKA

Sri Lanka/Schools - March 1999
Police pursue child abuse case
16-year-old's caning by teacher was against the rules

Sri Lanka/Judicial - September 1999
Teenaged thief pays heavy price
17-year-old gets 15 cuts in open court

Sudan flag SUDAN

Sudan/Judicial - June 1999
Public lashing for picnic girls
40 lashes each for 25 students after "immoral and riotous" picnic

Swaziland flag SWAZILAND

Swaziland/Judicial - January 1999
Shiselweni National Court Briefs
Juvenile sentenced to three strokes for theft

National Court Briefs
Judicial caning for 14-year-old boy who stole

Swaziland/Judicial - April 1999
Man, youths guilty of malicious damage to property
Court orders boys, 11 and 12, to have two strokes of cane each

Swaziland/Judicial - May 1999
Boy (13) held for arson
Court orders three strokes of cane for setting hut alight

Swaziland/Judicial - July 1999
Four strokes for 14-year-old theft accused
Employer refuses plea for forgiveness from boy who stole cement

Four strokes for bicycle theft
Court orders cane for 15-year-old boy

Swaziland/Schools - September 1999
Swazi youth want to ban school beatings
CP makes pupils scared of teachers, says Youth Congress

Swaziland/Schools - October 1999
10 expelled for assaulting deputy headteacher
14-year-old refused to take whacking from deputy head

Swaziland/Schools - November 1999
Prince Mfanasibili warns parents against victimising teachers
"Shocking" to see parents suing teachers for beating their kids

Tanzania flag TANZANIA

Tanzania/Schools - December 1999
Corporal Punishment Should be Abolished in Schools
The President himself abhors it, notes editorialist

Thailand flag THAILAND

Thailand/Schools - August 1999
Spanking angers parents
Pupils punished for bringing own lunch

Trinidad flag TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

Trinidad/Judicial - March 1999
One-armed man jailed for chopping off hand (illustrated)
Seven years' hard labour and seven strokes of birch for attacker, pictured

Two in Cro Cro shooting get 38 years each
Both to receive seven strokes of the birch

Trinidad/Judicial - June 1999
10 more years for rapist-robber
40-year-old also ordered to receive 10 strokes of the birch

Lifetime jail for rapists
New bill also increases number of strokes of cat from 15 to 20

Trinidad/Schools - September 1999
'Soft heart' causes dad to forgive teacher (illustrated)
Father and son are pictured after 10-year-old belted at school

Trinidad/Schools - October 1999
The rule of persuasion
Teacher defends use of CP at school

Uganda flag UGANDA

Uganda/Judicial - January 1999
Young men caned over fondling girl's 'boobs'
Indecent assault brings five strokes of cane each for two at village court

Uganda/Judicial - March 1999
LC boss caned
12 strokes in meeting for gambling

Woman steals hens, caned
Elderly woman gets 20 strokes and fine

Sergeant gets 20 strokes
Retired soldier caned for polluting river

Village boss 'steals' hen
Six strokes of cane plus fine for village chairman

Uganda/Schools - March 1999
Kawempe: small school that beats the giants
Top secondary school attributes success to well-used cane

Uganda/Judicial - April 1999
Matooke 'thief' gets 40 strokes
19-year-old caned after theft from banana plantation

Adulterous man fined Shs 60,000
And 6 strokes of cane after duo committed adultery nine times

Uganda/Schools - April 1999
St Thereza pupils caned to run
Teachers and prefects cane 50 pupils at sports ground

Uganda/Judicial - May 1999
LC boss caned over corruption
Finance secretary gets five strokes before village council

Uganda/Judicial - July 1999
Two get kiboko for lugambo
Women, 20 and 21, caned by local court for rumour-mongering

Uganda/Judicial - September 1999
Across the Regions: Kitgum
Woman gets 50 strokes of cane for death threat

Prisoner complains of torture (illustrated)
Convict, pictured, says he was wrongly given 20 strokes of cane

Across the Regions: Kumi
Court gives thief 30 strokes of cane

Uganda/Schools - September 1999
Bundibugyo district to revive kibooko
Parents want school teachers to restore corporal punishment

Uganda/Judicial - November 1999
LC fined Shs 50,000
Court also orders six strokes of cane for assault

Rukungiri wife beater whipped
Violent husband, 32, gets ten strokes of the cane

Uganda/Schools - November 1999
4 St. Jude pupils to miss PLE
Students say they were caned without explanation

Uganda/Judicial - December 1999
Man caned
12 strokes for 20-year-old after assault with beer bottle


UAE/Judicial - November 1999
Will Prince Charles save my sister from 4 years of jail hell?
Brits in desert prison see men and women flogged


UK/Schools - January 1999
Are cold showers and route marches the answer for our badly behaved boys?
Two opposing views on the need for firmer discipline

School that believes in beating to close
Primary school to shut up shop rather than be denied right to use CP

UK/Schools - February 1999
Schools demand right to corporal punishment
Christian schools appeal to Human Rights Court to overturn caning ban

Come to school and beat your own children
Christian school tries to circumvent legal ban on CP

UK/Schools - March 1999
Is an easier life good for Eton?
Former student of top elite school recalls cane and birch

UK/Domestic - May 1999
Law change plea after smacking trial
Father convicted of assault after spanking daughter

UK/Schools - May 1999
Heads to challenge smacking ban
40 independent schools plan court action to reverse new law against school CP

UK/Domestic - August 1999
Most parents in favour of smacking children
Survey finds 70% think it acceptable

Tories 'will let parents discipline children'
Decent parents using reasonable force must be protected, says opposition party

Close eye to be kept on children of smack teacher
Man who smacked daughter is first in Britain to be convicted

UK/Schools - August 1999
Smacking ban faces challenge by schools
Christian schools claim new legislation infringes religious rights

UK/Domestic - September 1999
US 'child beaters' invited to speak by Christian group
'Self-styled childcare experts' recommend parents to spank

UK/Illicit - September 1999
Cricket captain is accused of spanking pupil (illustrated)
Sports star, pictured, gave "12 of the best" to 19-year-old, pictured

UK/Domestic - October 1999
Father who hit solvent sniffer is admonished
Daughter was chastised with belt; court decides it was assault

UK/Domestic - November 1999
Father in smacking case loses court plea
Court upholds supervision order against man who smacked daughter

UK/Schools - November 1999
Obituary: Ian Messiter
Radio man got game show idea after 1930s bare-bottom classroom caning


US/Domestic - January 1999
Oakland council mulls spanking ban
California campaigner wants no-spank zone

Oakland Could Be Butt of More Jokes
Issue Mayor Brown could do without

No Spanking Zone Sought in Oakland
California measure would be symbolic, but mayor and others oppose it

No-spanking zone is a dumb idea
Quick slap on butt is not abuse, editorialises local paper

Oakland council to hear plea for ban on spanking
Parents and officials amused, dismissive, outraged by turns

Oakland Panel Rejects No-Spanking Proposal
Committee debates symbolic plan, votes it down

US/Illicit - January 1999
Hazing Trial Ends With A Rebuke
Virginia Military Institute fraternity whippings described in court case

US/Schools - January 1999
Put limits on all children
Retired teacher loves coach who paddled him, regrets present lack of discipline

A little pain keeps students in line
Montana senator calls for whackings in class

Students' worst weapon? Their mouths
Georgia school district abandons paddle, discipline problems increase

US/Domestic - February 1999
Oakland council to take swing at alternative to spanking ban
'Spank' wording removed from proposal

Admit it, mollycoddling parents, you've lost control
Legal professor pours scorn on parental wimps

Milder no-spank law fails in Oakland
City Council votes down even watered-down version

No-spanking Zone Swatted in Oakland - City Council knocks amended resolution
Columnist celebrates demise of "another goofy plan"

US/Schools - February 1999
Lawmaker advocates return of spanking in schools
Oregon politician calls for end to school paddling ban

Lee to toughen In School Suspension program
Paddle would be better deterrent, says Florida school board member

Teachers make or break the quality of schools. True or false?
Delaware writer visits alternative school, finds paddle in full swing

No spanking at mid-valley private schools (illustrated)
Christian school principal in OR keeps paddle (pictured) in office, but it isn't used

US/Domestic - March 1999
Hitting close to home
Anti-spanking movement wants parents to try a hands-off approach

US/Judicial - March 1999
TDCJ veteran: more progress difficult
Former Texas prison official suggests judicial CP

US/Schools - March 1999
Not So Common Sense
Wide range of views on "sexual harassment by 10-year-old" case

Teacher charged with child abuse
Florida teacher "beat first-graders with 21-inch paint stick"

Spankings banned in Bryan schools
No more paddling in Texas district

ISS: Cruel and Unusual Punishment?
Missouri student author would prefer a paddling to In-School Suspension

Irving district investigating boy's paddling
Three-swat punishment of Texas 13-year-old did not break the law, say police

US/Domestic - April 1999
Enyart handed jail term in stepson's beating
Radio talk-show host used belt on buttocks of 7-year-old

There's no proof spanking is hurtful
Evidence doesn't stand up, asserts psychologist

Is spanking abuse? SJC to take up case
Massachusetts court will consider case of the pastor with the leather belt

US/Illicit - April 1999
Sorority fights suspension ruling
Florida university women allege spankings with wooden paddle

US/Schools - April 1999
Number of tardy students down second semester
Figures show Texas high school's paddling policy is working

Ventura's remark about 'paddling' draws rebuke
Minnesota Governor in trouble for advocating school CP

School punishment sparks wrath from parent
GA mother complains about middle schooler's bruised bottom after paddling

SpankOut Day promotes other forms of discipline
Ohio principal uses paddle, says it works - sometimes

US/Domestic - May 1999
Spanking doesn't teach violence
Kids who are spanked are better behaved, writes Georgia father

Children still need old-fashioned spankings
And how about CP for university students, wonders columnist

Senate Gets Behind Paddling Proposal
Oklahoma legislators remind parents they may spank

Senate approves spanking bill
Following Oklahoma's example, Nevada legislators OK parental CP

Spanking bill completes swift passage through Legislature
New Nevada law makes clear that parents may spank their kids

US/Schools - May 1999
Barron: Discipline Begins At Home
More CP needed in schools, says Alabama Senate President

Discipline has its impact
Fear of paddle kept him in line, recalls columnist

Penalty for smoking unclear, girl's supporters say (illustrated)
17-year-old Texas cheerleader (pictured) is paddled, kicked off squad

Seniors at West Texas school never found 3 to be a crowd
Rural high school with only 115 students and a paddling principal

US/Domestic - June 1999
Survey: Spanking Favored
55% of adults polled favour a good hard spanking for kids

Children's Group Bashes Spanking Bill
But Oklahoma senator is unrepentant

Oklahoma reminds parents it's OK to spank kids
Governor signs pro-spanking bill into law

9-year-old boy endures hot car to avoid spanking
Safe and well after heat exhaustion ordeal

Child abuser allowed to air views on discipline (illustrated)
Talk show host who belted stepson may appear on TV, court holds

Arrest questioned
Letter-writer recalls effectiveness of school principal's paddle

US/Schools - June 1999
Big dreams for the future
TN school-leavers say high-school paddlings did them good

Behave, or else
Bring back the paddle, urges D.C. columnist

Warren principal should be fired, official says
Ohio elementary principal spanked two pupils, against district rules

Campbell trustees not ready to ban school spanking
A Wyoming district votes down anti-CP proposal

Students have choice
A Wyoming school district approves spanking

Law would require courtesy at school
Louisiana students may now be paddled for not saying "Ma'am" or "Sir"

Discipline is lax
Never mind guns, more spanking is what's required, avers letter-writer

House endorses 'character' bill for kids
But Oregon legislators reject return to use of paddle after 10-year hiatus

US/Domestic - July 1999
Zeal to Rein In Teens Grows, as Does Backlash
Politicians clamour for more discipline in wake of school shootings

Spanking, Hugs and Conservative Christians
Protestants don't spare rod but are close to their kids, survey finds

Strapping unruly son lands mother in court
Massachusetts 10-year-old had welts on legs

'The Spanking Bill'
New law in Nevada protects spanking parents from abuse charges

US/Illicit - July 1999
Hazing being investigated at Burnsville schools
High school initiation paddlings alleged in Minnesota

US/Schools - July 1999
School safety group considers various actions
Wyoming committee on school violence contemplates return of spanking

Lawmakers seek advice to boost safety in schools
Florida task force member will push to restore school paddling

[School handbook will give information about corporal punishment]
Arkansas district discusses when and how students should be given licks

US/Domestic - August 1999
Saving the nation's youth
'Jewish World Review' columnist calls for a return to the whipping of children

Boys won't testify in belt beating trial
Mother faces jail for strapping twins aged 10

Protesters decry conviction of mother who hit child with belt
Jury holds that parental strapping constituted assault

US/Illicit - August 1999
Nearly 100 High Schoolers Face Suspension in Freshman Hazing Incident
Minnesota students were paddled and smeared in ketchup

US/Schools - August 1999
A blow to the spirit (illustrated)
More on the paddling of cheerleader Amber Page, pictured

The State of Paddling
One Texas school board abolishes CP, others debate

Irving schools keep paddling permissible
Texas mother complains of boy's bruised buttocks

District spends 20G to settle spanking case
Philadelphia, where CP is banned, denies any spanking occurred

Lake Mary coach on suspension (illustrated)
Florida football coach, pictured, used paddle to discipline athletes

Principal tied to spanking back at school
Head of Ohio non-paddling elementary school visited homes to administer CP

US/Domestic - September 1999
A spanking can be the right thing to do
Officials have taken too much authority from parents, says Florida columnist

Mass. High court to hear spanking case
Dispute over minister's strapping of 12-year-old son comes to a head

Minister's lawyer likens spankings to 'religious' event
Massachusetts supreme court hears testimony in key parental CP case

The Pastor vs. the Social Workers (illustrated)
More on Massachusetts case; boy is pictured with father who spanked him

Hands off parents
Federal appeals court rules against arbitrary harassment by social workers

The case of a father's refusal to spare the rod
More on the 'Massachusetts belting minister' case

A refreshing cold smack of reality
Presumptuous to dictate to parents, argues Chicago columnist

US/Illicit - September 1999
Chief's drum major barred for hazing
Leader of university band removed for paddling students

US/Schools - September 1999
DA drops students' complaint after being paddled
Girls said swats too harsh at one-paddling-a-week Oklahoma school

Warren parents push for principal's removal
Row over Ohio's spanking principal is not yet over

Reassign Warren principal
Ohio's spanking principal should be removed from school, says editorialist

City schools blaze new trail in area with no-spanking policy
No more paddling in Madison, AL

Parents can bar schools from paddling children
It's state law in PA but few parents take advantage of it

Some students still face discipline with a paddle
No plans to change rules in Pennsylvania

US/Illicit - October 1999
Gridiron saga moves into court
Senior high school football players in trouble for initiation paddling of sophomores

Former teacher sentenced to 6 years
Spanking of two boys was "innocent roughhousing"

US/Schools - October 1999
Picturing a Lost Boy, Drawing on Memory
Autobiographical film, 'Joe the King', shows bare-bottom classroom spanking

US/Domestic - November 1999
High court throws out abuse ruling in spanking case
Massachusetts saga ends: 'strapping minister' is innocent

Without exception, kids shouldn't be hit
Columnist pontificates on Massachusetts case

US/Schools - November 1999
Man of Old Virginia In Line to Lead House
New state House speaker favours paddling students

Cartoon didn't show what Catholic schools are about
Readers disagree over nuns' use of CP

US/Domestic - December 1999
Debate over spanking still rages
Reader response 2-1 in favour of corporal punishment

US/Schools - December 1999
2 trustees question proposal to end corporal punishment
Abolition of paddling in Dallas schools is mooted

Chillicothe school board bans paddling on a 4-1 vote
40 of Ohio's 611 districts still permit corporal punishment

Sound Off: Parents should be involved
Letter-writers evoke school paddlings, blast irresponsible parents

Yemen flag YEMEN

Yemen/Judicial - August 1999
Child rapists whipped and executed
Two men get 100 lashes in public before being shot

Zambia flag ZAMBIA

Zambia/Schools - September 1999
Corporal Punishment In Schools Stays - State
No intention of abolishing 'an important form of discipline' says govt

Zambia/Schools - October 1999
Watchdog groups speak out against caning in schools
Human Rights Commission wants it suspended pending a national debate

Zambia/Judicial - November 1999
Landmark judgment!
High Court rules that judicial caning is unconstitutional

Zambia/Judicial - December 1999
Corporal punishment ruling hailed
Human Rights Commission welcomes banning of judicial caning

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