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MALAYSIA: Judicial caning



cane and torso shieldThe buttock-framing "torso shield" which prisoners are made to wear for caning, and a cane. These were on display at the Pudu Prison Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur in 1997/8.

This torso shield has been put on a black model of a human torso. Its design is slightly different from that shown in the official photograph of a prisoner prepared for caning.

caning frameThe wooden A-frame to which prisoners are bound when being caned. This was also on display at the Pudu Prison Exhibition.

For a view of the Pudu Prison information officer demonstrating its use, see "Pudu Jail museum is a family crowd-puller" in The Archive.

Pictures by Paul Russell

blob More caning pictures from the Pudu exhibition, including stills from a filmed reconstruction of a caning taking place

blob Stills from a different filmed reconstruction

blob See also: Illustrated feature article: Judicial CP in Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore

blob See also: First-person account of being caned in a Malaysian jail

blob See also: Video of real-life caning in a Malaysian jail

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