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Corporal punishment: News chronology 2006

All 2006's CP news items, for all countries, in a single date sequence



January -- 43 items

February -- 57 items

March -- 41 items

April -- 45 items

May -- 29 items

June -- 23 items

July -- 29 items

August -- 39 items

September -- 23 items

October -- 19 items

November -- 28 items

December -- 20 items

January 2006

01 JAN....UNITED STATES: On the Minds of Men: Corporal Punishment (illustrated)
82% of Men's Health readers approve of spanking; a father is pictured spanking his son

03 JAN....UNITED STATES: Justices Say Spanking Went Overboard
Woman struck 11-year-old daughter on buttocks with belt

04 JAN....NIGERIA: Bricklayer, vendor jailed for stealing food items
Young thieves also get five strokes of the cane each

05 JAN....BRUNEI: Five Months Jail And Three Strokes For Overstayer
Caning for 35-year-old Bangladeshi

05 JAN....MALAYSIA: 'More lashes, less jail time'
Rapist, 33, fails in his request to swap prison for extra caning

05 JAN....NEW ZEALAND: Anti-smack soft soap doesn't wash
Editorialist attacks "simple-minded politicians" for efforts to make parental spanking illegal

06 JAN....MALAYSIA: Jailed 11 years for having drug
Plus ten strokes of the rotan

06 JAN....UNITED STATES: Student Memories
"Butt warmings" at TN school are recalled

08 JAN....BRUNEI: Overstayer Gets Jail, Caning
Three strokes for Indonesian, 26

10 JAN....IRELAND: Four industrial school pupils made sex abuse claims
Girls had been spanked and caned by Sisters of Mercy as recently as 1980

11 JAN....UNITED STATES: Headmaster accused of assaulting child (illustrated)
Charter school head, pictured, had permission to paddle, but hurt 7-year-old's arms while spanking him

12 JAN....MALAYSIA: Rotan, jail for baby via his daughter, 15
16 years in prison and six strokes of the cane for 39-year-old

12 JAN....UNITED STATES: Red Bank Businessman Classified as Sex Offender for Spanking Employees
Snow-cone boss had clause in contract to spank young women

12 JAN....UNITED STATES: Federal Court dismisses suit against Groveton ISD
TX parents fail in effort to challenge boy's paddling

13 JAN....UNITED STATES: To UT recruit Kindle, 'Pops' is king (illustrated)
Football star, 18, and his brother, 17, both pictured, subject to paddling by strict but revered father, pictured

13 JAN....UNITED STATES: Teacher completes suspension in spanking incident
He spanked second-grader with a meter stick at mother's request

16 JAN....UNITED STATES: School policy to be without a paddle
Corporal punishment abolished in Plano, TX

17 JAN....SINGAPORE: Man jailed and caned for raping sis-in-law
35-year-old gets 20 years in prison and 18 strokes of the cane

18 JAN....SINGAPORE: Court rejects repeat offender's bid to settle case by cash (illustrated)
Molester, 52, pictured, had received 14-stroke sentence in 1989

18 JAN....SINGAPORE: Foreign worker jailed for preying on women
Plus six strokes for 34-year-old Bangladeshi

18 JAN....UNITED STATES: Bernie school board hears corporal punishment complaint
Parents claims an MO district is using paddle inappropriately

19 JAN....MALAYSIA: Deported burglar sneaks back into Sabah (illustrated)
Eight months' jail and two strokes of rotan for Filipino, 21, pictured

19 JAN....UNITED STATES: Slap-happy 'Teach' Wins
Court rules college must reinstate student teacher sacked for advocating CP

20 JAN....SINGAPORE: Sex-change drug dealer spared cane
No caning after prostitute with male passport is declared female by doctor

20 JAN....UNITED KINGDOM: Assaults on pupils were 'harsh and criminal'
Inquiry into boys' school says CP in 1980s was too harsh and too frequent

22 JAN....UNITED KINGDOM: The Navy knew how to control us
Letterwriter recalls 1920s canings on bare behind; it worked, he says

23 JAN....BOTSWANA: Prison Escapee Receives Four Strokes
Two months' illicit freedom ends with instant caning across bare buttocks

23 JAN....ZIMBABWE: Magistrate in dilemma
Legal sex of 16-year-old transsexual offender at issue as only male youths may be ordered to be caned

24 JAN....INDIA: Ideology no bar to cane a woman in Murshidabad
Unofficial village chieftains' court orders flogging for mother of three

24 JAN....UNITED STATES: Police: Coach ordered corporal punishment of player (with video clip)
Basketball team members paddled teammate

24 JAN....UNITED STATES: Thomas: Now it's up to parents to pull out the paddle
Memphis teachers say abolition of paddle means students are more unruly and disrespectful than ever

25 JAN....BRUNEI: Local Man Gets Seven Years For Drug Trafficking
And 7 strokes of the cane 39-year-old father of five

25 JAN....MALAYSIA: Serial rapist loses appeal (illustrated)
39-year-old, pictured, fails to get 24-stroke sentence overturned

26 JAN....BRUNEI: Foreigners Get Jail, Cane For Illegal Entry
Three strokes each for two Indians

26 JAN....SINGAPORE: Schools left to decide on students' discipline: Education Ministry
Controversy after secondary boy is caned on his bottom in front of mixed school

26 JAN....UNITED STATES: Crime or punishment? (illustrated)
Councilman, pictured in court, whipped teenage son's buttocks with belt

27 JAN....UNITED STATES: Paddling: How Hard is Too Hard?
Mass paddling by football coach at a Mississippi middle school

27 JAN....UNITED STATES: Paddling under review: School board to vote on corporal punishment
Controversy over CP in a New Mexico district

29 JAN....GHANA: Subriso teachers boycott classes for assault on colleagues
Ructions after junior secondary pupils given six strokes of cane each

29 JAN....UNITED KINGDOM: Errant Wrens
Female naval cadets were caned over their knickers in 1950s, says reader

30 JAN....UNITED STATES: Bring discipline back to schools
A quick whack and you were back in line, says reader

31 JAN....INDONESIA: 14 Warga Tamiang Dicambuk, Dua Dilarikan ke Rumah Sakit (illustrated)
45-year-old is pictured with bleeding and swollen back after receiving 40 strokes

31 JAN....UNITED STATES: Administration and school board change absences policy
Paddlings in crackdown on tardies at a Missouri school district

February 2006

01 FEB....IRELAND: Industrial School building was unsuitable for raising children
"Sisters of Mercy" apologise for conditions in reformatory, closed in 1983, where girls were slapped

01 FEB....SAUDI ARABIA: Jail, flogging for men in Saudi harassment case
Ten youths aged between 17 and 26 sentenced after mobile phone molest incident

02 FEB....SINGAPORE: Teen chooses jail, cane to reformative training (illustrated)
17-year-old rioter, pictured, asks court for shorter jail term plus caning, gets his wish and six strokes

02 FEB....UNITED KINGDOM: Time to protect teachers
Reader calls for return of the strap in Scotland in light of rising number of school expulsions

03 FEB....SINGAPORE: He set up labour business using 12 overstayers (illustrated)
Sri Lankan, 44, pictured, given two years' jail and three strokes of the cane

03 FEB....SINGAPORE: Serial sex offender raped 69-year-old, attacked 2 students (illustrated)
23-year-old, pictured, jailed for 20 years plus the maximum 24 strokes of the cane

04 FEB....SINGAPORE: Jail, cane for brothers who chopped off teen's hand (illustrated)
Two teenagers, pictured, given heavy sentences after planned attack with parang

05 FEB....SAUDI ARABIA: 'Happy slapping' leader gets jail plus 600 lashes
More on the mobile phone harassment case

05 FEB....UNITED KINGDOM: Bare bottom caning
Correspondence over unlikely claims of past punishment of WRENs continues

06 FEB....UNITED STATES: Battle Over Paddling Heats Up (with video clip)
Follow-up to mass paddling at MS middle school

07 FEB....BOTSWANA: 45 Zimbabwean Immigrants Flogged By Sjamboks In Botswana
They all get three lashes in public at customary court

08 FEB....SAUDI ARABIA: Lack of Clear Guidelines Irks Lawyers, Defendants
Arbitrary court decisions and inconsistent flogging sentences come under fire

08 FEB....BRUNEI: Overstayer Gets Eight Months, Three Strokes Of The Cane
Caning for 36-year-old Bangladeshi

08 FEB....BRUNEI: Local Man Jailed Three Years For Housebreaking, Theft
And two strokes of the cane for burglar, 24

09 FEB....SINGAPORE: Serial molester, 36, posed as psychology student (illustrated)
Seven years and 12 strokes for father of two, pictured

10 FEB....AUSTRALIA: Parents get fee shield
Further stage in abolition of CP in Victoria private schools

11 FEB....AUSTRALIA: Goodbye The Cane (illustrated)
1970s picture shows teacher, kids and cane

11 FEB....MALAYSIA: Man who 'lost everything'
Indonesian, 43, gets 11 years in jail and 10 strokes of cane for drug offences

11 FEB....SINGAPORE: Stepdad jailed for molesting girl
38-year-old jailed for 13 years and must have 12 strokes of the cane

11 FEB....SINGAPORE: Vicious attack with pole left man dead
Four years in jail and four cane strokes for 38-year-old

11 FEB....UNITED STATES: They Took A Lickin' But Times Have Changed
Parental switchings and spankings recalled

12 FEB....BRUNEI: Man Lands In Jail For Taking Government Property
28-year-old is also to receive two strokes

12 FEB....UNITED KINGDOM: Baring it stoically
More letters about the alleged caning of WRENs

12 FEB....UNITED STATES: Wright: Paddling has pluses and minuses
Columnist comments on Mississippi mass-paddling case

13 FEB....ZIMBABWE: Rapist teenager to be canned [sic]
Court sentences 15-year-old to five strokes of the cane

14 FEB....BRUNEI: One That Couldn't Get Away
Overstayer, 42, gets three months in jail and three strokes of the cane

14 FEB....INDONESIA: Six get cane punishment in Indonesia's Aceh
Three men and three women receive up to six strokes each for gambling

14 FEB....SINGAPORE: 4 years' jail and cane for hacking flatmate (illustrated)
Man, 46, pictured, is to receive three strokes

14 FEB....UNITED STATES: District officially scraps paddling
CP abolished in Frisco, Texas

15 FEB....BOTSWANA: Envoy defends Botswana's judiciary
All people are flogged, it's nothing to do with nationality, says High Commissioner

15 FEB....NIGERIA: Butcher jailed for having sex with sheep
18-year-old was also given 30 strokes of the cane

15 FEB....ST KITTS & NEVIS: Court orders 10 lashes for minor
Boy, 15, convicted of wounding, is to receive 10 strokes with tamarind rod

16 FEB....BRUNEI: Foreigners Punished For Overstaying
Two immigrants get jail plus caning

16 FEB....MALAYSIA: Judge: Amend charges
34-year-old jailed for 10 years and given 10 strokes on reduced charge of drug possession

20 FEB....BRUNEI: Jail, Flogging For Overstayer
Three strokes of cane for 28-year-old

18 FEB....UNITED STATES: Shifflett out again
VA pastor accused of spanking girl 16 years ago

18 FEB....UNITED STATES: Judge: Malone didn't break law (illustrated)
Ohio ex-councilman, pictured, is acquitted of any crime after whipping his son with a belt

19 FEB....UNITED STATES: A punishing predicament
Domestic spanking still provokes debate

20 FEB....GHANA: GES, SFO Move On MPASS Headmaster
Third-year female student flogged thirty times with canes

20 FEB....INDONESIA: Gambler gets caned in Banda Aceh
Ten strokes for 35-year-old in front of hundreds of spectators

21 FEB....AFGHANISTAN: Reporters on the Job
Hack discovers leather flogging paddle still in situ at Supreme Court

21 FEB....ST KITTS & NEVIS: Convicted men get strokes, jail sentence
Boy, 15, convicted of wounding, is to receive 10 strokes with tamarind rod

22 FEB....BRUNEI: Jail And Cane For Bangladeshi Who Assaulted, Robbed Woman
33-year-old put away for 7 years and must receive 12 strokes of the cane

23 FEB....PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Call for corporal punishment
Prime Minister wants caning reintroduced in schools

23 FEB....UNITED STATES: State BOE probes paddling complaint
Continuing recriminations over 5-months-ago punishment of boy in North Carolina

24 FEB....MALAYSIA: Acehnese Gets 11 Years, Whipping For Cannabis Possession
10 strokes of the rotan for 23-year-old

24 FEB....MALAYSIA: Son broke dad's heart (illustrated)
Drug user, 33, pictured, is to have 10 strokes of cane

24 FEB....SINGAPORE: Guard got teen, friends to help beat up man (illustrated)
44-year-old, pictured, gets two years' jail and three strokes of the cane

24 FEB....SINGAPORE: For some visitors, the booty is the draw (illustrated)
Visiting Chinese burglar, 31, pictured, jailed for six years with 12 strokes of the cane

24 FEB....UNITED STATES: RISD administrative contracts approved
A Texas district clarifies its rules on parental notification of paddling

26 FEB....UNITED KINGDOM: Opinions on corporal punishment
Readers' discussion of past canings broadens out to include Irish convent schools

26 FEB....UNITED STATES: Spanking horrors detailed
Abusive CP in private school 25 years ago is dredged up

27 FEB....IRAN: Iran's police lash man 74 times in public (illustrated)
He was convicted of frightening people in public places; weals on back are shown, though it's not clear whether the picture relates to this particular case

27 FEB....UGANDA: 400 Arua inmates flee (illustrated)
Some escaped prisoners are recaptured, one is pictured being caned

27 FEB....UNITED KINGDOM: Peter Wilby gets down and dirty with Sarah Sands
Media commentator wonders why the once respectable Sunday Telegraph is printing implausible letters from readers about long-ago corporal punishment of females in the armed services

28 FEB....MALAYSIA: Lorry driver escapes gallows
Jail plus 10 strokes for 39-year-old for possessing cannabis

28 FEB....UNITED STATES: Do you think your most embarrassing moment can top mine?
Columnist recalls being paddled in class by teacher who was his own mother

March 2006

01 MAR....MALAYSIA: 10 years' jail for ex-officer
Former customs officer, 39, will also receive 10 strokes of the cane

03 MAR....IRAN: Eight drug dealers flogged in Iran
Men given between 70 and 100 lashes each

03 MAR....NIGERIA: Man jailed 14 years for kidnap
"Copious liar", 27, is also to receive six strokes of the cane

03 MAR....SINGAPORE: Jail and caning for attacking matchmaker (illustrated)
"Knife assault brings two years' jail and eight strokes of the cane for 33-year-old, pictured

06 MAR....BRUNEI: Thai Gets 3 Months, 3 Strokes Of Cane For Illegal Entry
Fisherman, 31, ran away from his boat

06 MAR....IRAN: Boy arrested, flogged and imprisoned for "demonstrating"
He gets 50 lashes for role in Kurdish political upheaval

06 MAR....SOLOMON ISLANDS: Wagina whips offenders
Judicial caning system introduced last year has restored community peace and harmony, say locals

07 MAR....MALAYSIA: 21 years for death of foetus, stabbing (illustrated)
Noodle seller, 39, pictured, also gets three strokes of the cane

07 MAR....SOLOMON ISLANDS: 'Whipping is illegal'
National official warns that chiefs have no power to impose JCP

08 MAR....JAMAICA: Charlie Smith 'buries' corporal punishment (illustrated)
High school principal is pictured 'burying' strap, but it will still be used as a last resort

08 MAR....MALAYSIA: Defence counsel miffed by interruption
27-year-old sentenced to 9 years in jail and 10 strokes of the rotan for possessing drugs

08 MAR....MALAYSIA: Malaysia to ban public caning of errant schoolchildren
Ministry to clamp down on teachers who cane in front of other students

08 MAR....SOLOMON ISLANDS: Whipping practice defended
Educational academic says traditional justice system is effective and should be allowed to remain

08 MAR....UNITED STATES: Jordonia kindled fear in Tennessee's youth for 60 years (illustrated)
Feature on history of state reformatory includes photo of paddle, reintroduced in 1955 after a four-year ban; contemporary teens who probably received it are also pictured

09 MAR....MALAYSIA: All out to check bullying (illustrated)
Senior schoolboys are pictured campaigning against bullying; Education Minister clarifies that new rules on caning will be produced

10 MAR....PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Spare the rod ...
Editorial considers PM's call for CP, notes that it is for PNG alone to decide

10 MAR....SINGAPORE: Stiffer punishment for man who raped mentally retarded teen
Offender, 35, with long criminal record, now gets seven year's corrective training and 12 strokes

10 MAR....SINGAPORE: Loan shark gets 10 strokes of the cane, 21 months in jail
32-year-old becomes first illegal moneylender to be caned under tough new legislation

15 MAR....MALAYSIA: When teachers fear students
Columnist urges ministry officials to get out and talk to teachers before drawing up restrictive punishment rules

16 MAR....MALAYSIA: Habitual offender unfazed by 13-year jail term
44-year-old drug recidivist also gets 10 strokes of the cane

17 MAR....BRUNEI: Enforcement officers launch immigration blitz (illustrated)
Bangladeshi with no travel documents is awarded three strokes of the cane; suspected illegal immigrants pictured being rounded up

17 MAR....MALAYSIA: Housebreakers get jail and caning (illustrated)
Robber, 37, pictured, will spend four years in jail and receive two strokes of rotan

18 MAR....UNITED STATES: 'Walkout' steps up for Latino history lesson
New film evokes 1970s California, when students were paddled in class for not speaking English

19 MAR....ZIMBABWE: Teenage thief sentenced to three strokes
Boy, 16, "will receive his punishment from an experienced designated member of the police force"

21 MAR....MALAYSIA: Couple jailed for drug possession
Seven years' jail and 10 rotan strokes for man, 43

21 MAR....MALAYSIA: 30 years for raping sister
Brothers, 19 and 23, also ordered to be given 16 strokes of the rotan each

22 MAR....UNITED STATES: Woman tells of spanking from professor
42-year-old student says he spanked her 64 times with belt

22 MAR....UNITED STATES: Movie stirs bad memories for Spanish speakers
More on new film featuring school paddling of Latinos in 1970s California

23 MAR....UNITED STATES: 6 juveniles doing community service
Teen boy receives "a good paddling" from mother at police station

24 MAR....UNITED STATES: Bill would allow spanking in schools
24 MAR....UNITED STATES: Corporal punishment not likely in Cape schools
State politician in Delaware seeks to reverse school CP ban, but one district is not enthusiastic

25 MAR....UNITED STATES: The P-word best sums up Rebels' new coach
Severe paddling of 14-year-old 6ft 4in basketball player in the 1980s is recalled; that night he scored 48 points

26 MAR....UNITED STATES: Spanking a sore subject in Arlington
Massachusetts town divided over attempt to pass no-spanking resolution

26 MAR....UNITED STATES: Schools moving away from use of corporal punishment
Paddling said to be on the decline in AR and TX

27 MAR....UNITED STATES: Roscoe teacher contracts renewed
A Texas district agrees new rule that parents will be contacted when a student is paddled

27 MAR....UNITED STATES: 'He was a man among men' (illustrated)
Tribute to late teacher and disciplinarian, pictured, whose paddlings left an impression

30 MAR....SINGAPORE: Loan shark's runner gets jail, caning (illustrated)
Illegal moneylender, 30, pictured, sentenced to 21 months' prison and eight strokes of the cane

30 MAR....UNITED STATES: Curtis (strip cartoon)
Comic strip features parental CP

30 MAR....UNITED STATES: Parents ask for school paddling to stop
Anti-CP campaign in North Carolina

31 MAR....MALAYSIA: Man gets jail and rotan for having drug
30-year-old to serve 12 years, receive 10 strokes

31 MAR....SOLOMON ISLANDS: Call to stop "whipping"
2,000 residents watch as boy is given 50 strokes, trousers down

April 2006

01 APR....CANADA: The Singapore solution
A doctor calls for judicial caning to counter Canadian crime

01 APR....JAMAICA: Sparing the rod
Columnist deplores lack of discipline, calls for the return of cane and strap

01 APR....UNITED STATES: Paddling bill out of whack?
Controversy over proposal to reintroduce school CP in Delaware

03 APR....GUATEMALA: Guatemalan Youths Whipped by Parents (with video clip)
Four thieves aged 18-20 sentenced by traditional court to public spanking; video shows the punishment being inflicted on seat of trousers

04 APR....THAILAND: Spare the rod ... spoil the child?
Caning is still common despite legal ban

04 APR....UNITED STATES: Community paddling wasn't child abuse, says state
Tennessee investigation finds that boy's bruises were not caused by his school's punishment

05 APR....BOLIVIA: A driver who did not comply with a strike is punished (illustrated)
Driver is pictured being whipped in the street by fellow-workers

05 APR....KENYA: Why Teacher Backs Caning in Schools (illustrated)
Educator, pictured with cane, takes legal action to overturn government's CP ban

05 APR....KENYA: Ban Followed Pressure From Parents And Rights Lobbies
Background to abolition of school CP is explained

05 APR....MALAYSIA: Local man gets 16 years, cane for raping his sister
Six strokes for rubber tapper, 37

05 APR....UNITED STATES: Empowering legislation for local officials
Author of Delaware CP proposals defends his legislative bill

06 APR....BRUNEI: Bullet Cases Lead To Police Warning
Indonesian, 27, gets 5 years and 3 strokes for possessing ammunition

06 APR....SINGAPORE: Jail, cane for blinding chef in left eye
42-year-old is given two years in jail and seven strokes for grievous hurt after brawl in restaurant

06 APR....TANZANIA: 'A good spanking will whip them back into line'
Parliamentarian urges CP for errant investors

06 APR....UNITED STATES: Corporal punishment committee 'in hopper'
Paddling statistics given for DeSoto County, MS

07 APR....UNITED STATES: Teacher resigns over paddling
GA band director paddled three students but says it was a joke

08 APR....UNITED STATES: Official seeks end to paddling
Row over CP at a charter academy in Florida

12 APR....SOLOMON ISLANDS: Youngsters hail police intervention
Public whippings are investigated

13 APR....BRUNEI: Immigration offender without passport gets jail, whipping
Three months in jail and three strokes of the cane for 25-year-old

13 APR....UNITED STATES: Mom, lawyer dispute abuse charge
Teacher paddled her adopted son, 13, on his bare bottom

13 APR....UNITED STATES: Mom rips Horn Lake school's dress code
She refused to allow MS school to paddle her daughter

14 APR....MALAYSIA: 10 years, 10 strokes for having cannabis
37-year-old had previous drug convictions

14 APR....SAUDI ARABIA: Young Man Faces Lashing
500 public lashes plus six months' prison for youth who fell prostrate before a dancer

14 APR....SINGAPORE: Schoolboy punched, jaw fractured
17-year-old assailant in soccer game that turned violent is caned in front of school assembly

15 APR....MALAYSIA: Contract marriages illegal, says court
Appeal court restores jail and cane sentence on 42-year-old for outraging modesty of girl

15 APR....UNITED STATES: Walker advocates flogging criminals
Indiana senate candidate says prison is counterproductive, whipping would be inexpensive

17 APR....SAUDI ARABIA: Court Sentences Unruly Juvenile to 40 Lashes
Boy, 15, also gets 2 months in detention centre for disobeying his parents

17 APR....UNITED STATES: Woman pleads innocent to abuse charges involving young girls
Former Brownie leader allegedly spanked their bare buttocks

18 APR....BRUNEI: Telephone cable thieves get jail and caning
Two locals ordered to receive three strokes of cane each

18 APR....SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi flees to escape lashing for employing women
Court sentenced restaurant owner to 90 lashes but he left the country before they could be inflicted

19 APR....SINGAPORE: 32 years' jail for man who raped 5 daughters
'Sickening' 45-year-old also gets 24 strokes of the cane

20 APR....MALAYSIA: Laying bare the facts
School students "terrified" by dummy caning demonstration

20 APR....BOTSWANA: Thief, insults... three on the buttocks
"Foul-mouthed youth", 23, moans and groans at court as lashes are inflicted

20 APR....UNITED STATES: Spring Hill principal charged after spanking student
AR boy's mother approved the paddling but then complained about his bruises

25 APR....BOTSWANA: Pilfering beer guzzler sobered
Local court gives technical college student five lashes

25 APR....SINGAPORE: Hawker gets jail, caning for assaulting cabby
20 months plus six strokes for 45-year-old who punched and kicked

27 APR....UNITED STATES: Spanked employee seeks $1.2 million (illustrated)
Woman, 53, pictured, was spanked as part of "team-building exercise"

28 APR....BRUNEI: Bangladeshi gets 3 months, 3 strokes of cane for overstaying
Immigration offender, 37, is given the standard penalty

28 APR....SINGAPORE: Preventive detention for repeat sex offender (illustrated)
Plus 24 strokes of the cane for man, 30, pictured, previously caned, who admitted forced sex with teen boys

28 APR....UNITED STATES: Divine Discipline
New "flexible spanking tool" on sale for Christians

29 APR....UNITED STATES: Ouch! Firm to pay $1.7M for spanking
Jury holds that workplace paddling constituted sexual harassment and battery

30 APR....UNITED STATES: Mom: Paddling of student went too far
Woman witnessed her son's spanking at AL school

30 APR....UNITED STATES: Outdated punishment or effective discipline?
Two-thirds of parents have signed paddling permission forms at one Ohio school, but only 17 OH districts out of 612 still use CP


01 MAY....TANZANIA: Minister defends caning in schools
01 MAY....TANZANIA: Spare the rod ...
Caning of stubborn students is "legal and mandatory", but only by headteacher or designee; newspaper editorial points out that cases of misuse of CP are not an excuse for banning it

03 MAY....SINGAPORE: Man jailed for using false IC to get passport
Plus three strokes of the cane for Indian national, 28

04 MAY....IRAN: Iran sentences 52 Sufis and their lawyers to jail, flogging
Charged with disrupting public order after anti-government riots

04 MAY....UGANDA: Parliament Outlaws Corporal Punishment
No more CP in prisons

08 MAY....BERMUDA: Bring back the cane for unruly students
Teachers' union leader claims schools are in chaos, wants all teachers, not just principals, to be able to use CP

08 MAY....SAUDI ARABIA: Indian sexual harassment victim moves Saudi court
Woman wants airline officials to be given 80 lashes each

08 MAY....UNITED STATES: District balks after being asked by group to stop paddling students
An Ohio school district will continue to use CP, take no notice of outside agitators

09 MAY....MALAYSIA: Dad jailed 54 years for sodomising daughter
32-year-old also sentenced to 24 strokes of the cane

10 MAY....MALAYSIA: Man gets 20 years' jail for causing death during robbery (illustrated)
Career criminal, 37, pictured, is also ordered to be given 12 strokes of the rotan

11 MAY....BOTSWANA: A village choking under crime
Focus on one local court with daily bare-buttock canings

11 MAY....MALAYSIA: Jail and rotan for drug possession
12 years and 10 strokes for 40-year-old

12 MAY....GUATEMALA: Aplican 75 latigazos a delincuente (illustrated)
Public whipping for 25-year-old, pictured

14 MAY....MALAYSIA: From principal to pastor (illustrated)
Award-winning school principal, pictured, is advocate of caning but says the student must agree to it

16 MAY....MALAYSIA: Cane the boy
Letter-writer says student who assaulted his teacher should be caned in public

16 MAY....SINGAPORE: Bogus exorcist jailed, caned for molesting woman
30-year-old gets 9 months and 3 strokes after duping housewife with fake ceremony

17 MAY....QATAR: Expats to be lashed for drinking
Three young Arabs, one of them a woman with a US passport, get 40 lashes each

18 MAY....MALAYSIA: 40 illegal immigrants to serve between three and six months (illustrated)
Immigration violators are pictured; 21 of them get a stroke of the rotan each

19 MAY....BRUNEI: Jail, cane for overstaying foreigner
23-year-old gets three months and three strokes

19 MAY....MALAYSIA: Bring it back
Education Ministry should allow public caning again, says reader

21 MAY....ZIMBABWE: Boy to receive 2 cane strokes
Court sentences 16-year-old to caning for stealing clothes

22 MAY....UNITED STATES: Many principals spare the paddle (illustrated)
Some Louisiana districts refuse parents' demands to use CP; a disused paddle is pictured

24 MAY....UNITED STATES: District attorney investigating paddling incident at middle school
GA boy, 13, has trouble sitting down after receiving CP

25 MAY....MALAYSIA: Fruit seller jailed six years for having cannabis
Plus ten strokes of the rotan for 26-year-old

25 MAY....UNITED KINGDOM: Give neds a good flogging -- Priest
Thugs fomenting sectarian hatred should be birched in public, he says

26 MAY....BRUNEI: Three M'sians get nine months & cane for cutting trees
Each is ordered to receive five strokes of the cane

26 MAY....UNITED STATES: KHS graduates 96
A Missouri high school which uses the paddle celebrates its successes

28 MAY....UNITED KINGDOM: Flood of support for Father Flog'em
Public support for birching as priest calls on Scottish govt to take action against evil thugs

29 MAY....SOUTH AFRICA: Caning still popular at ECape schools
It's supposed to be against the law, but still prevalent in townships

June 2006

01 JUN....TRINIDAD & TOBAGO: Twelve strokes for sex with girl, 12 (illustrated)
Jail and birching for 37-year-old, pictured

02 JUN....UGANDA: My Day in Africa
Schoolboy says he gets three canings in one day

03 JUN....KENYA: To cane or not to cane
More on a teacher's campaign to restore school CP

04 JUN....KENYA: Spare the Rod and Spoil the Country, a Kenyan Warns (illustrated)
Pro-caning teacher is pictured in classroom

06 JUN....BRUNEI: Local Youths Jailed, Caned For Theft And Vandalism
Two youngsters get two strokes each

07 JUN....SAUDI ARABIA: Judge Hands Down Guilty Verdict in Rahaf Case
Woman gets 50 lashes for beating stepdaughter

07 JUN....UNITED KINGDOM: EIS rejects belt classroom call (with video clip)
Teachers' union rejects call for return of the Scottish strap

08 JUN....MALAYSIA: Rapist gets 24 years and rotan (illustrated)
21-year-old,pictured, is ordered to receive 20 strokes of the cane

08 JUN....UNITED KINGDOM: Bring back the belt to discipline children, says MSP
Politician calls for the return of school CP in Scotland

11 JUN....AUSTRALIA: Flogging call for criminals
Politician wants Western Australia to emulate Singapore

12 JUN....SAUDI ARABIA: Two get 150 lashes over abaya
Plus five years' hard labour for youths who removed clothing from woman

13 JUN....UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: No more flogging for petty crimes
Government reverses amendment to Federal Penal Code

14 JUN....MALAYSIA: Rotan, jail for baby via niece, 16
20 years and five strokes of the rotan for rapist, 41

15 JUN....SOLOMON ISLANDS: Elders of Wagina agree to stop corporal punishment
Controversial whippings to cease

18 JUN....MALAYSIA: Creative punishment
Schoolroom discipline methods discussed, including caning

20 JUN....SWAZILAND: Spare the child, spoil the rod
Article states, completely incorrectly, that school caning is contrary to the Convention on the Rights of the Child

22 JUN....MALAYSIA: Paying high price for having sex
25-year-old gets 6 years and 12 strokes for sex with under-age girlfriend

23 JUN....IRAN: Iranian woman spared by European rights court
She will not be deported back to Iran to face flogging

23 JUN....SAUDI ARABIA: 1,000 Lashes and Jail Sentence for Robber
Series of armed robberies brings flogging and five years in jail

28 JUN....UNITED STATES: Principal cleared in paddling complaint
Punishment of 13-year-old was not assault, court finds

29 JUN....MALAYSIA: Cracking the whip and putting things in order (illustrated)
Former teacher, now a government minister, pictured, describes how he used the cane to eradicate gangsterism in high school

30 JUN....QATAR: Court orders 100 lashes to Filipina maid
Punishment for giving birth to a child

July 2006

01 JUL....NEW ZEALAND: Mum acquitted on horsewhip charge back in court
Teenage boy had also had six of the best with a cane

02 JUL....MALAYSIA: 37 years' jail, 30 strokes of rotan (illustrated)
42-year-old, pictured, sodomised young co-worker; had been jailed and caned for rape at age 24

02 JUL....MALAYSIA: Judge admits error in calling for man's defence (illustrated)
Drug possessor, 37, pictured, escapes death penalty, gets jail and 10 strokes of rotan instead

04 JUL....SAUDI ARABIA: Camel-Herding Drunk Sentenced to 300 Lashes
Plus six months in prison for "serious alcoholic" in his eighties

04 JUL....UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Confusion over lashes ruling
Teen girls' whipping sentences might not happen

05 JUL....MALAYSIA: 128 foreigners put behind bars
82 immigration offenders ordered to be caned

06 JUL....BOTSWANA: Anti-illegal immigrant operation starts
Offenders to be flogged and deported

06 JUL....IRAN: Iran sentences man to 10 times execution
He also gets 10 years in jail and 148 lashes

07 JUL....SAUDI ARABIA: 1,000 Lashes for Grifter
Recidivist fraudster also given four-year jail term

07 JUL....SINGAPORE: Footballer jailed for having drug and 2 bullets
Five years plus six strokes of the cane for 24-year-old

08 JUL....SOMALIA: Islamists publicly flog teenagers in Jowhar
11 youngsters get 40 lashes each for drugs and looting

10 JUL....BOTSWANA: The Kgotla: Cradle Of Botswana's Democracy
Study of customary open-air court and its caning sentences

11 JUL....SINGAPORE: Worker pursued maid and molested her twice (illustrated)
Bangladeshi, 37, pictured, gets eight strokes of the cane and 18 months in prison

14 JUL....BOTSWANA: Razor man lashed for theft
A Six strokes for 36-year-old at customary court

15 JUL....UNITED STATES: Paddling unruly behavior
A Mississippi school district contemplates reviving CP

16 JUL....UNITED STATES: Teachers get raised while taxes go down
Paddling abolished in a Texas district

17 JUL....MALAYSIA: Judge shows leniency to youth caught with dadah (illustrated)
19-year-old, pictured, sent to prison for only two years plus six strokes of the cane for possessing heroin

17 JUL....SAUDI ARABIA: Youth Arrested for Assaulting Parents
Boy ordered to receive 2,000 lashes in instalments of 400 at a time

19 JUL....NIGERIA: Industrialist wants corporal punishment in schools
Concern at upsurge of hooliganism and cultism in secondary schools

19 JUL....UNITED KINGDOM: Victorian 'hoodies' truly deserved a hug
Half-baked piece about juvenile justice c.1900

21 JUL....BOTSWANA: Malawian gets five strokes for stealing polony
Supermarket thief, 31, pleads guilty

21 JUL....MALAYSIA: 10 years and caning for having drugs
Youth, 23, to receive 10 strokes of the rotan

22 JUL....MALAYSIA: Indonesian's sentence extended after review
Five strokes of rotan added to 28-year-old robber's punishment

24 JUL....NIGERIA: Two students receive 12 lashes for theft
Six strokes of the cane each for secondary pupils; punishment is administered immediately at court

27 JUL....MALAYSIA: Man jailed 16 years over death of trader (illustrated)
35-year-old, pictured, also ordered to receive eight-stroke whipping

27 JUL....UNITED STATES: Great teachers leave a lasting impression
Academic recalls 1960s paddlings from beloved teacher

28 JUL....BOTSWANA: Five lashes for resisting arrest
24-year-old "nuisance" had got away from police

28 JUL....SINGAPORE: M-cyclist who bashed elderly driver gets jail and cane (illustrated)
Five years and three strokes for 47-year-old, pictured

30 JUL....SINGAPORE: Courts adopting a softer touch
More offending youths now being given a second chance

31 JUL....IRAN: Iran flogs man in public for stealing motorbike
He receives 70 lashes in town square

August 2006

01 AUG....INDONESIA: Indonesian Province Embraces Islamic Law (illustrated)
New York Times roundup of Aceh situation includes a new caning picture

02 AUG....MALAYSIA: Rapist convicted for the third time
26-year-old, already given 26 strokes for earlier offences, now gets another 12 while his accomplice is also caned

02 AUG....UNITED STATES: Take some responsibility
Paddling works, says letterwriter

04 AUG....MALAYSIA: After 50 years, a new way to tighten school discipline
Canings will now have to be decided by a committee, not just headmaster

04 AUG....SIERRA LEONE: Student Suggests Public Flogging of Unruly Cops
They should get 12 hard lashes on their bare backs or buttocks, he tells conference

05 AUG....UNITED STATES: Rod rules (illustrated)
Christians disagree about CP; over-the-knee spanking of small boy is pictured

07 AUG....UNITED STATES: Hometown hero
Move from California to a paddling school in OK brought culture shock for schoolboy football star

08 AUG....UNITED STATES: Women accused of spankings
Kids up to 12 allegedly spanked at New Hampshire daycare

08 AUG....UNITED STATES: The day Chas arrived at our school
1967 Tennessee paddlings recalled

08 AUG....UNITED STATES: Spare Ron, spoil child
Children have been given way too much power, says columnist who argues for CP

09 AUG....UNITED STATES: Laurel schools OK corporal punishment
Mississippi district brings back the paddle

10 AUG....UNITED STATES: Local schools change policies over summer
Students bringing cell phones have option of detention or paddling in an Alabama district

13 AUG....ST KITTS & NEVIS: Court conviction from the Sandy Point Magistrate Court
Youth, 17, sentenced to 8 strokes, is caned the same day

13 AUG....UGANDA: Caning Banned in Schools
Value of CP has been eroded by indiscriminate use, says government

14 AUG....UNITED STATES: Kirby: The hammer kept me out of jail
Columnist explains why teenage boys need whippings

15 AUG....INDONESIA: Citizens Caned
JCP begins to appear in other provinces than Aceh

16 AUG....SINGAPORE: Worker gets 10-year jail sentence, caning for killing fellow Thai
12 strokes of the cane for 41-year-old

16 AUG....UNITED STATES: Woman acquitted of child abuse; regrets spanking 13-year-old son
Jury holds that punishment did not constitute child abuse

16 AUG....UNITED STATES: BCS board questions discipline
CP is on the books but not much used in one Louisiana district because of fear of lawsuits

17 AUG....MALDIVES: Youth assaults magistrate
18-year-old gets 100 lashes and banishment for sex with woman

19 AUG....SINGAPORE: Vandals attack Tampines carpark
Perpetrators of red/blue/black graffiti will have same colours on their behinds if caught, newspaper notes

20 AUG....SOMALIA: Three men caught with marijuana whipped in Mogadishu (illustrated)
Three public canings are pictured; offenders are aged 19, 45 and 58

20 AUG....UNITED STATES: Power to the PADDLE (illustrated)
20 AUG....UNITED STATES: Faith, culture are factors in paddling (illustrated)
Big double feature in Dallas Morning News pictures principal with paddle and spanked students, focuses on reintroduction of CP at a high-minority school

22 AUG....MALAYSIA: 20 years for raping 12-year-old daughter
And 12 strokes of the rotan for man, 36

23 AUG....NEW ZEALAND: Parents asked to OK school's use of strap
Christian school tries to get round CP ban

24 AUG....SOMALIA: Somali woman is flogged for drugs (illustrated)
Her public caning is pictured; five men also whipped at same ceremony

25 AUG....SINGAPORE: Man who sold Ice to doctor jailed, caned (illustrated)
35-year-old, pictured, gets six years and 10 strokes for drug offence

26 AUG....MALAYSIA: Youth gets 15 years' jail and rotan
Three-stroke caning for 18-year-old

26 AUG....ST KITTS & NEVIS: Police Press Releases
14-year-old will receive 10 strokes unless he obeys probation conditions

28 AUG....BOTSWANA: School Heads Ignore Caning
Headmasters are supposed to witness it, but don't; govt has no intention of abolishing CP

28 AUG....UNITED STATES: Mom Pushes Paddling Ban At Tullahoma School
TN 12-year-old had bruised buttocks, complains his mother

29 AUG....BOTSWANA: Ministry not aware of UN edict
School caning is lawful and will stay, says Minister

29 AUG....MALAYSIA: Jail, rotan for man with drugs
Myanmar national, 32, given 10 years' jail and 20 strokes of the cane

29 AUG....MALAYSIA: 18 years' jail for raping retarded woman
Plus 20 strokes of the rotan for labourer

29 AUG....SOUTH AFRICA: Courage and love make KP's world go round
Cricket star says he got caned at school and by his father, thinks CP was right

30 AUG....NEW ZEALAND: Caning not the real abuse
It didn't teach its victims violence - they were already experts, writes columnist

30 AUG....TANZANIA: Boy (17) receives 8 strokes for raping toddler
30 AUG....TANZANIA: Boy canned [sic] strokes for sodomy
Pants-down caning sentence is implemented immediately in the court room

31 AUG....UGANDA: Beating children can be good sometimes
Caning should be upheld, argues writer

September 2006

01 SEP....FIJI: Methodists support corporal punishment
Church believes CP is necessary to control misbehaviour in school

01 SEP....BOTSWANA: Residents unite against crime
Villagers request powers to cane child criminals

04 SEP....CHINA: Chinese boys whipped into shape
Public bare-back whippings at popular "boot camp"

04 SEP....MALAYSIA: Child rapist gets 62 years and 5 strokes (illustrated)
Man, 40, pictured, raped or attempted to rape four boys and two girls

05 SEP....SINGAPORE: Circles help shape Ping Yi students
Secondary school has new "restorative justice" scheme, but says caning will still be necessary

05 SEP....SOUTH KOREA: Corporal Punishment in Schools
A professor writes that abolishing CP may not be a good idea

08 SEP....UNITED STATES: Paddle Tested (illustrated)
Young football star, pictured, says school paddlings made him mentally tougher, improved his game

08 SEP....UNITED STATES: Bring back paddling in our schools
A swat on the backside would be more effective, argues letterwriter

09 SEP....SOUTH KOREA: 'Ban the rod' spoil the child' is widely accepted
Long article on reactions to proposal to ban the cane

13 SEP....SOUTH KOREA: More Feedback on Corporal Punishment
Writer discusses the pros and cons

14 SEP....SINGAPORE: NUS student gets jail and cane for burglary
24 strokes for recidivist 27-year-old

18 SEP....SINGAPORE: From teen burglar ... to NUS undergrad ... to burglar again (illustrated)
More on the student burglar, including pictures

19 SEP....MALAYSIA: Four jailed over gang-rape (illustrated)
Twentysomethings, pictured, also sentenced to receive six strokes of the rotan each

20 SEP....UNITED KINGDOM: Majority of parents admit to smacking children
73% are opposed to a spanking ban

22 SEP....MALAYSIA: Man jailed 33 years for raping girl eight years ago (illustrated)
34-year-old, pictured, also gets six strokes of the cane

25 SEP....SWEDEN: A worm's eye view
It's simply not true that anti-smacking law has reduced violence, says writer

26 SEP....MALAYSIA: Kim And Mat: Between Life And Death
Prisoner whipped in 2005 describes the pane of the cane

27 SEP....TRINIDAD & TOBAGO: State must pay rapist for 'cat-o'-nine' beating
Man, sentenced to birching but flogged with cat by mistake, will receive compensation

29 SEP....QATAR: Court sentences two to 100 lashes each
Man and woman get flogging for having illicit sexual relations

30 SEP....SINGAPORE: Reformed addict
Former offender, now 41, changed his attitude in 1998 after having "blistered buttocks" from a caning

30 SEP....UNITED STATES: He didn't smile this time
IL columnist recalls 1950s school paddlings, wants CP brought back

30 SEP....UNITED STATES: In Many Public Schools, the Paddle is No Relic (illustrated)
Texas middle-school principal pictured with paddle; map of paddling states

October 2006

03 OCT....MALAYSIA: Receptionist in job con gets jail, rotan (illustrated)
28-year-old, pictured, to receive a stroke of the rotan

03 OCT....MALAYSIA: Jailed 10 years for having drug mix (illustrated)
Trafficker, 31, pictured, also ordered to receive 10 strokes of the cane

05 OCT....UNITED STATES: Court: School official not abuser
Court of Appeals holds that bruising alone doesn't signify abuse, says principal who paddled boy should not have been put on "child abuse" register

06 OCT....SINGAPORE: Robber targeted old women, stabbed cops (illustrated)
Repeat offender, 42, pictured, gets 24 strokes of the cane

07 OCT....MALAYSIA: 36 years and 10 strokes for teacher who raped deaf-mute pupil
Jail and caning for 34-year-old who "abused the trust placed in him"

07 OCT....NEW ZEALAND: Smacking children not so harmful - study
Local research shows that those spanked had "similar or even slightly better outcomes" than those not spanked

07 OCT....UNITED STATES: Bullies Deserve a Spanking
Only solution is the reintroduction of CP, claims UT letterwriter

08 OCT....UNITED STATES: Some small area school systems use the paddle
CP statistics for schools in Georgia

09 OCT....UNITED STATES: Hit with the question: Were you spanked? CEOs say yes
Survey finds that successful business people were spanked as children

10 OCT....INDONESIA: Aceh enforces Sharia law with the lash of a cane
Official explains the rules for judicial CP

11 OCT....BAHAMAS: Bahamas orders man lashed with cat-o'-nine-tails
34-year-old sentenced to 8 lashes and 16 years' jail for attempted rape

14 OCT....MALAYSIA: He rammed a cop and now pleads disability (illustrated)
29-year-old amputee, pictured, sentenced to four strokes of the rotan and five years in prison for attempted murder

16 OCT....BOTSWANA: Naughty bouncer gets a taste of his own medicine
Court orders 31-year-old to receive punishment on his bare buttocks

18 OCT....SINGAPORE: Singapore's judges sparing the rod
New policy gives judges more options

23 OCT....BOTSWANA: Pupils trade books for commercial sex
Lorry-drivers given five strokes each for sex with school students; 24 of the students also caned

23 OCT....SINGAPORE: Slip of the tongue exposes 2nd-time illegal
14 months' jail and five strokes of the cane for 26-year-old

24 OCT....SINGAPORE: Serial offender gets 7 years and 6 strokes (illustrated)
Jail and caning for repeat robber, 48, pictured

28 OCT....SINGAPORE: First two Subutex abusers jailed
Addict gets seven years and six strokes of the cane

29 OCT....ZIMBABWE: 16-year-old to be caned for intimacy
Magistrate sentences student to two strokes for sex with girlfriend, 15, who lied about her age

November 2006

02 NOV....UNITED STATES: A-Dressing the School Board
Nashville councilman calls for paddling and uniforms

03 NOV....THE BAHAMAS: Last Minute Appeal Saves Convict From Flogging
Eight-stroke 'cat' sentence is postponed

03 NOV....SAUDI ARABIA: Four Given Jail Terms for Gang-Raping Young Woman
Rapists additionally get 80 to 1,000 lashes; court also orders 90 lashes for the victim and her boyfriend

03 NOV....UNITED STATES: Student apologizes for father's actions (illustrated)
Paddled TN boy, 15, pictured with his new carers, admits his jailed father lied about bruises in hopes of getting money

04 NOV....THE BAHAMAS: Stuart stands behind 'cat'
Opposition party welcomes flogging sentence

05 NOV....MALAYSIA: Students take charge (illustrated)
School principal, pictured, gives public caning to students caught visiting pornographic websites

07 NOV....SINGAPORE: Karaoke death: Extradited water jailed
Five years and six strokes of rotan come 13 years after the offence

07 NOV....UNITED STATES: Corporal punishment not necessarily abuse
Court of Appeal holds that spanking causing bruising does not constitute child abuse

09 NOV....MALAYSIA: Seven Indons get total of 97 years' jail (illustrated)
And a total of 84 strokes of the rotan for robbers, pictured

13 NOV....BOTSWANA: Thieves lashed
Two leave court in tears after being whipped

14 NOV....CANADA: Hazing rite earns suspensions
Senior high-school boys in trouble for paddling younger students' buttocks

14 NOV....MALAYSIA: Daily to get warning over prison caning DVD
Video footage made for educational documentary being sold on the black market

14 NOV....UNITED STATES: Parents file complaint over swats
Boy, 11, couldn't sit down after OK school spanking, claims attorney

15 NOV....MALAYSIA: 36 years' jail for raping daughter
38-year-old is also sentenced to 24 strokes of the rotan

16 NOV....UNITED STATES: Doyle McCall shares his story
FL football coach found the paddle an effective deterrent to bad behavior

18 NOV....SWAZILAND: St Mark's High gives the stick a yellow card
CP at one school must henceforth conform to the rules

19 NOV....UNITED STATES: In federal court: Girl was accused of viewing Internet pornography at school
Two boys given three paddle swats each in TX middle school computer incident

20 NOV....SINGAPORE: Boys' Home: When some don't make good
30 per cent of reformatory inmates reoffend; one says he got caned 60 times in three years there

22 NOV....SINGAPORE: Cellphone row: Man jailed for killing flatmate
Six strokes and ten years for 23-year-old

23 NOV....BOLIVIA: Bolivia goes back to the whip (illustrated)
Much better to give someone a few lashes and be done with it, say native community leaders, pictured with whips

24 NOV....UNITED STATES: The day they paddled the entire band
1980s mass punishment at AL high school is recalled

25 NOV....BARBADOS: Farley: Corporal punishment should remain
UNICEF is wrong, and CP is essential part of discipline strategy, says secondary school principal

25 NOV....MALAYSIA: Filipino couple get life (illustrated)
Plus 10 strokes of the cane for man, pictured

27 NOV....SINGAPORE: Illegal Burmese Immigrants to Face the Cane in Singapore
Five young men get four strokes each

27 NOV....UNITED STATES: Paddling case overturned
Ohio's "spanking cop" is vindicated by appeal court

29 NOV....BOLIVIA: Inca justice system eyed by Morales may use whipping
CP better than prison for petty criminals, says President

29 NOV....BOTSWANA: Prisoner administers corporal punishment
Controversy over court's use of a criminal to deliver pants-down canings to other criminals

December 2006

02 DEC....BOTSWANA: Police free detained Kumakwane residents
18 youths aged between 13 and 18 receive two strokes each after riot over road safety

05 DEC....CANADA: The last of the old-time judges (illustrated)
Obituary of judge, pictured, who issued Canada's last flogging sentence in 1972

05 DEC....UNITED STATES: School paddling in Johnson brings assault warrant
KY father complains at welts on his fifth-grade son's backside

07 DEC....MALAYSIA: More than 10,000 foreign workers have run away since Jan 05
3,123 immigrants whipped in Johor in six years, reveals state premier

10 DEC....INDONESIA: Morality police rule Aceh (illustrated)
Alcohol brings 40-stroke sentence for man, 37, pictured; official demonstrates correct caning technique

12 DEC....MALAYSIA: Former salesman gets seven years for syabu (illustrated)
Drug user, 31, pictured, is also ordered to receive 10 strokes of the cane

12 DEC....UNITED STATES: Student expulsions up slightly in Clark
Annual spankings up from 6 to 12 in one Kentucky district

13 DEC....UNITED STATES: In this tiny town, every game is the big game
Football players feel sting of coach's paddle at a Texas high school

15 DEC....TANZANIA: NBC robbers sentenced to 30 years jail term
Four also get 12 strokes of the cane each for armed robbery

16 DEC....SINGAPORE: Stab video raises questions (illustrated)
26-year-old, pictured, gets jail plus 4 strokes of the cane for attacking ex-lover in the street

16 DEC....SINGAPORE: Four cases in just the last few days
Jail and canings for metal thieves

17 DEC....SOUTH AFRICA: Crime lends lustre to kangaroo justice (illustrated)
Whippings by vigilante groups are pictured; tacit support by police claimed

22 DEC....MALAYSIA: Jailed 10 years for raping teen
Two twentysomethings also get five strokes each

23 DEC....SINGAPORE: Man gets 8 years for knife attack (illustrated)
Former addict, 31, pictured, will also undergo 15 cane strokes

26 DEC....TANZANIA: Court's watchman jailed 30 years
12 strokes of cane each for two robbers

27 DEC....GUYANA: Guyanese should decide what parts of the CRC mandate are applicable to Guyana
We are being hoodwinked over CP by the Committee on the Rights of the Child, argues letterwriter

28 DEC....SAUDI ARABIA: Crime and Punishment: Who Deserves What and Where?
Writer takes issue with public lashing

28 DEC....UNITED STATES: Hartselle schools report upswing in incidents
37 paddlings in an AL district

29 DEC....TAIWAN: Taiwan corporal punishment banned
Previous prohibition of school CP was only by regulation and was ignored, but now it is against the law

30 DEC....SINGAPORE: Uncle jailed 12 years for raping niece
And 20 strokes of the cane for man, 30, who twice raped girl, 13, and also had sex with her 14-year-old classmate

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