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All 2007's CP news items, for all countries, in a single date sequence



January -- 24 items

February -- 30 items

March -- 35 items

April -- 31 items

May -- 26 items

June -- 27 items

July -- 29 items

August -- 23 items

September -- 22 items

October -- 17 items

November -- 29 items

December -- 23 items

January 2007

02 JAN....UNITED STATES: Union County Schools Ban Corporal Punishment
6-3 vote brings paddling to an end in a North Carolina district

06 JAN....UNITED STATES: Schools can't take a whack at discipline
Measured, judicious use of CP is acceptable and beneficial form of discipline, avers columnist

06 JAN....UNITED STATES: Proposal would give immunity to schools that spank (with video clip)
Kansas senator to introduce bill

07 JAN....JAMAICA: Prison escapee captured after 26 yrs
He received 5 of his sentence of 10 lashes on the way in in 1974

08 JAN....SINGAPORE: Jail, cane for brains behind Malaysian passport racket (illustrated)
Four strokes of the cane for 35-year-old, pictured

09 JAN....SINGAPORE: Cabby gets jail, caning for vandalising speed camera (illustrated)
Taxi driver, 43, pictured, ordered to receive three strokes of the cane

09 JAN....UNITED KINGDOM: Sparing the rod
Caning was abolished 20 years ago. Do some teachers still wish it hadn't been?

12 JAN....MALAYSIA: Jail, rotan for raping virgin (illustrated)
35-year-old, pictured, gets 10 strokes of the cane

14 JAN....UNITED STATES: Mississippi bucks corporal punishment trend
A look at some schools that still paddle

15 JAN....GUYANA: Row over corporal punishment
Education Ministry says it is standing firm to retain CP

17 JAN....MALAYSIA: Sex predator gets 40 years' jail, 24 strokes (illustrated)
Maximum caning sentence for repeat offender, 23, pictured

17 JAN....MALAYSIA: Six of the best for illegal entry
Jail and caning for seven foreigners

17 JAN....SINGAPORE: Man raped stepdaughter again and again
38-year-old is sentenced to the maximum 24 strokes of the cane

18 JAN....MALAYSIA: Taxi driver gets 20 years' jail and rotan for rape (illustrated)
Four strokes for 31-year-old, pictured, who had already been jailed and caned for an earlier offence

18 JAN....SINGAPORE: Doctor basher (illustrated)
Former drug addict, 46, pictured, to have 12 strokes of the cane after punching and robbing GP

19 JAN....MALAYSIA: 17 Indons given maximum sentence for entering country illegally
Six strokes each for another batch of young immigrants

22 JAN....UNITED STATES: Power of the paddle: Schools debate corporal punishment
Controversy in Alabama, with school statistics

24 JAN....JAPAN: Japan schools to rethink beating
Govt-appointed panel calls for end to policy of leniency for recalcitrant schoolkids

24 JAN....SINGAPORE: 24 years' jail, cane for rapist stepdad
24-stroke caning ordered for 29-year-old

26 JAN....MALAYSIA: Youth gets 15 years and four strokes of rotan for rape, molest (illustrated)
24-year-old, pictured, attacked girl of 13

27 JAN....UNITED STATES: School Board eliminates paddling
CP now banned in an Indiana district

31 JAN....MALAYSIA: Indon gets 14 years, 5 strokes for seriously hurting colleague (illustrated)
Caning for sailor, 24, pictured, who got into a fight

31 JAN....MALAYSIA: Form taskforce to check violence in schools: Lam Thye
Crime prevention panel says schools must use the rotan whenever necessary to reinforce discipline and prevent violence

31 JAN....UNITED STATES: Anti-Spanking Proposals Are Work Of Ideologues, Zealots
Comment on plan to outlaw parental CP in California: Argument over spanking is a shouting match between two equally untenable positions, says psychologist

February 2007

02 FEB....BRUNEI: 12 years, 12 strokes for abduction, rape
Court punishes man, 28, for attack on waitress

02 FEB....QATAR: Expat sentenced to 40 lashes
Arab ordered to be flogged and deported after drinking

02 FEB....UNITED STATES: Snobbery can run rampant in everyday life
Columnist recalls paddling by gym teacher

02 FEB....UNITED STATES: High School "Tails" of Yore
Reminiscences of 1950s paddlings

03 FEB....JAPAN: Govt redefines corporal punishment by teachers
New guidelines still forbid inflicting physical pain

04 FEB....UNITED STATES: Child spanking is discipline, not a form of abuse
Even liberal press says "Nanny-state" anti-spanking bill is absurd, observes columnist

04 FEB....UNITED STATES: Students tour historic schoolhouse
Classroom miscreants in early 1800s had to bend over teacher's desk for paddling

06 FEB....MALAYSIA: Former used-car salesman gets 10 years jail, 10 lashes for drugs (illustrated)
Caning ordered for 43-year-old, pictured

09 FEB....BOTSWANA: Rowdy student sentenced and lashed
32-year-old gets seven strokes on bare buttocks

10 FEB....UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Lashing 'is meant to be a deterrent, not torture'
Lawyers explain flogging guidelines

11 FEB....ZIMBABWE: Lustful schoolboy to be caned
Court orders two strokes for teenager for fondling girl's breasts

12 FEB....UNITED STATES: Punishment in familiar form
Paddling statistics for some Alabama schools

15 FEB....ANTIGUA & BARBUDA: Court orders 12 lashes for juvenile offenders
Four teen boys sentenced

16 FEB....INDIA: Sale of cane goes on unabated
Shopkeepers sell several canes a day to teachers

17 FEB....UNITED STATES: Bill would ban swats in schools in Texas
State legislator files bill to ban CP

18 FEB....CANADA: Once Upon a Crime: Robbers get the lash
1931 Winnipeg case recalled: two "brazen" bank robbers sentenced to cat o' nine tails

18 FEB....NEW ZEALAND: School in corporal punishment spotlight (with video clip)
Christian school gets parents to come and wield the paddle

18 FEB....UNITED STATES: Area schools don't view spanking in same way
Attitudes to CP in various Texas districts

19 FEB....ANTIGUA & BARBUDA: 12 strokes for young burglar
15-year-old ordered to take a caning for housebreaking and larceny

20 FEB....QATAR: 99 lashes for impregnating woman out of wedlock
Plus a year in jail for 36-year-old

20 FEB....UNITED STATES: Trenton doled out punishments at whipping post
19th-century public floggings in New Jersey recalled

20 FEB....UNITED STATES: Spanking bill dies in Senate
Attempt to make school CP easier in Kansas fails

23 FEB....SINGAPORE: Drunk Thai worker attached man at friend's bidding
Eight years in prison and 12 strokes of the cane for 31-year-old

23 FEB....UNITED KINGDOM: Parents: Bring back the cane to restore order
23 FEB....UNITED KINGDOM: 'Bring back cane,' survey hints (illustrated)
Mums and dads say schools have gone soft; posed picture shows caning on hand

23 FEB....UNITED STATES: Proposal to ban spanking is revised
California politician backs down after bill to ban parental CP is ridiculed

24 FEB....BOTSWANA: UB Peeping Tom Lashed
Court sentences student, 28, to four strokes on his bare buttocks

24 FEB....SINGAPORE: Sentence cut for waiter who helped boss
Six-stroke caning reduced to 2 strokes on appeal

25 FEB....SOUTH AFRICA: Mother lays assault charges against teacher
13 pupils caned 5 strokes each on their backsides for not wearing uniform

28 FEB....UNITED STATES: Student Stripped, Spanked By Aunt In Classroom
Second-grader whipped in front of class at MD Christian school

March 2007

01 MAR....SINGAPORE: Jail, caning for 2 Nepalese students
Youths, 20 and 22, get three strokes each for assault; victim had himself recently been caned for overstaying

02 MAR....BOTSWANA: Dread locked: Rastaman sent to jail
Youth about to be caned goes berserk, is jailed

03 MAR....TANZANIA: Prisoner on the run gets 30 years
Plus 24 strokes of the cane as sentence in absentia for missing 38-year-old

04 MAR....UNITED KINGDOM: Smacking 'would help cut crime'
Black police chief says CP is necessary for black boys' discipline but parents are afraid to use it

05 MAR....UNITED STATES: An ounce of prevention
Probation officer with new book out on juvenile delinquency says California bill to ban spanking is "ridiculous"

06 MAR....SINGAPORE: Agent gets jail, cane for molesting 2 maids (illustrated)
Maid agent, 39, pictured, jailed 14 months and ordered six strokes

06 MAR....UNITED STATES: '73 vs. '06 -- are we better off?
Columnist receives interesting e-mail

07 MAR....MALAYSIA: Jail, rotan for drug trafficking
Ten strokes for 28-year-old

07 MAR....MALAYSIA: Offenders to pay price as adults
Two 22-year-olds get 10 strokes each, but as they were under 18 at the time of the crime, the punishment is to be delivered with the lighter juvenile cane

07 MAR....SINGAPORE: He escapes hangman twice
25 years in jail and 15 strokes of the cane for trafficker, 36

08 MAR....UNITED STATES: Coach spanked for paddling players
Probation for Indiana basketball coach

10 MAR....SINGAPORE: Rapist gets 16 years, 10 strokes (illustrated)
Pet shop owner with record of gangsterism, 36, pictured, raped girl, 14

11 MAR....MALAYSIA: War on indiscipline in schools intensifies
New regulations set out procedure for schoolboy CP

12 MAR....MALAYSIA: Whipping up a case
Maybe employers of illegals will now be caned as well as the immigrants themselves, says editorial

13 MAR....SINGAPORE: 8 years' jail, 21 strokes for robber who cornered girls, woman in lifts (illustrated)
27-year-old recidivist, pictured, robbed women at knifepoint

14 MAR....MALAYSIA: School discipline: Better to use cane than to churn out rotten adults
Former teacher supports careful CP under strict guidelines

15 MAR....SINGAPORE: Man gets jail, cane for role in robbery (illustrated)
12 strokes and 10 years' jail for robber, 45, pictured

15 MAR....UNITED STATES: Bill would end corporal punishment in schools
Abolition of paddling mooted again in N. Carolina

17 MAR....SINGAPORE: 10 years' jail, cane for man who tried to rape 13-year-old (illustrated)
37-year-old, pictured, is to receive 14 strokes

19 MAR....TAIWAN: Caning for sex offenders: DPP (illustrated)
Legislators urge introduction of JCP in a country that has never had it before; whip is shown at press conference, pictured

20 MAR....TAIWAN: MOJ to consider caning for sex offenders
Government agrees to look at flogging proposal

20 MAR....UNITED STATES: Don't spare the rod
Writer, speaking from personal experience, is not convinced by anti-paddling propaganda

21 MAR....SOUTH KOREA: North Korean Teen Defectors Face Huge Challenges
Students, pictured, are surprised to find school caning is common, "unheard of" in communist North

21 MAR....UNITED STATES: Person schools rarely use corporal punishment authority
Not much paddling in one NC district

22 MAR....MALAYSIA: Illegal migrant workers in Malaysia may escape the cane
Lawyers call for the abolition of judicial CP

23 MAR....UNITED KINGDOM: In rod we trusted
Historical overview of school CP on 20th anniversary of its abolition

24 MAR....SINGAPORE: Burglar has 24 strokes halved, jailed 3 more years (illustrated)
On appeal, less cane but more prison for student, 27, pictured

25 MAR....SAUDI ARABIA: Imprisonment, lashes for run-away Saudi woman
20-year-old sent to reformatory and ordered to receive 60 lashes

27 MAR....MALAYSIA: Incestuous stepdad gets reduced sentence, additional strokes
Offender, 40, to have 15 strokes of rotan instead of nine

27 MAR....UNITED STATES: Young voices
NC students' opinions on CP are divided

27 MAR....UNITED STATES: Chatham to review corporal discipline
Paddling at issue for another NC school board

29 MAR....THE BAHAMAS: New breed of students
But some schools are still using the cane

29 MAR....UNITED STATES: Conway Schools To Reconsider Paddling (with video clip)
29 MAR....UNITED STATES: Paddling Could Come Back To Conway Schools
A return to CP is on the cards for a school district in Arkansas

30 MAR....BRUNEI: Police solve serial car break-ins, theft (illustrated)
Three thirtysomething robbers, pictured, get jail and caning

April 2007

01 APR....UNITED STATES: Who's paddling our children?
CP statistics for various N. Carolina school districts

01 APR....UNITED STATES: One district makes paddling work
At district with 508 paddlings in latest year, superintendent says it is effective

02 APR....SINGAPORE: Man gets jail, cane for harassing debtors
22-year-old is ordered to be given 14 strokes of the cane

02 APR....UNITED STATES: Burke reports more spanking than any other county
More NC paddling figures

03 APR....MALAYSIA: 38 years, 32 strokes for rapist bomoh (illustrated)
45-year-old, pictured, used wife's help to rape teenagers

03 APR....SINGAPORE: The butt of jokes
Actor, baring buttocks for first time, has to have four cane scars applied by special effects department for TV play

03 APR....SINGAPORE: In other homes, counselling and 'time-out' method often work
Caning reserved for serious disciplinary problems in children's homes

04 APR....UGANDA: RDC Canes Teacher
District official gives teacher taste of his own medicine

05 APR....MALAYSIA: 10 years' jail and rotan for cabby on drug charge (illustrated)
10 strokes for man, 41, pictured, who had packets of heroin

05 APR....SAUDI ARABIA: Runaway maids face jail and flogging
70 lashes each for two Sri Lankan housemaids

05 APR....UNITED STATES: County No. 3 in paddlings
CP policy in a N. Carolina district

06 APR....SINGAPORE: Rules in place
Three boys caned at orphanage since it introduced CP last autumn

06 APR....SINGAPORE: Orphanage ticked off 2 assistant supervisors
Deputy supervisor had been sacked for punching boys; orphanage is pictured

08 APR....UNITED KINGDOM: How Dave the fruit thief was given six of the best with a clothes brush (illustrated)
Leader of the Opposition, pictured as a boy, was spanked at prep school in 1970s

10 APR....CANADA: Un cours de fessée! (with video clip)
School board introduces spanking lessons for parents; video shows simulated parental CP

10 APR....MALAYSIA: Man gets six years for rape (illustrated)
Plus three strokes of the rotan for 28-year-old, pictured

11 APR....KENYA: Teachers Still Use the Cane
School CP was 'abolished' six years ago but is still in use

13 APR....MALAYSIA: Malaysian teacher caned by school principal
Thought 28-year-old teacher was a student

13 APR....UNITED STATES: Schools consider ban on spanking
Another NC district may pre-empt state-level abolition

20 APR....SINGAPORE: $270 robbery left man dead; 4 jailed, get 24 strokes each (illustrated)
Four twentysomethings, all sentenced to maximum caning, are pictured

23 APR....BOTSWANA: Angolan Refugee Gets Away With Six Strokes
Caning for 32-year-old who broke girlfriend's arm

23 APR....SINGAPORE: 'Gangster school' fights back with lots of heart
Turn-around secondary school used to mete out 80 canings a year; former student, now 19, recalls three canings

24 APR....UNITED STATES: Poll: Residents support corporal punishment
54% of adults questioned in NC want paddling retained

25 APR....NIGERIA: Man, Student Flogged for Stealing
27-year-old gets 8 strokes and 30 days in prison; teen boy gets 12 strokes of the cane on the spot

25 APR....SINGAPORE: Man jailed, caned for role in cellphone heist (illustrated)
Six years and 12 strokes for 37-year-old, pictured

25 APR....UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Legal Issue: Out With The Lash (illustrated)
Non-Muslims now immune from JCP under federal law; a whip is pictured

26 APR....SINGAPORE: Man gets jail, cane for molesting 2 boys in his flat (illustrated)
Gay bus driver, 27, pictured, given 13 months' prison and three strokes for fondling 16-year-olds

26 APR....SINGAPORE: Rapist gets 28 years jail and 24 strokes (illustrated)
'Brutal' 33-year-old, pictured, raped and sodomised 3 young women in their homes in the space of 9 days

28 APR....MALAYSIA: Cane my client and set him free, lawyer tells prison
Drug man's jail term is up following appeal, but prison waiting for instructions before giving him his 10 strokes

28 APR....UNITED STATES: Western ranks near top in spanking stats
Paddling figures for some schools in Ohio

29 APR....ZIMBABWE: Love of cellphones earns juvenile two canes
Magistrate orders thieving 17-year-old to report to prison for a caning

May 2007

01 MAY....TANZANIA: Migori resident gets 5 years jail term
Plus 12 strokes of the cane for assault with intent to steal

02 MAY....TAIWAN: MOJ opposes caning for sex offenders
Government rejects JCP proposal

03 MAY....UNITED STATES: Parents Give Teachers License to Paddle
In one Ohio school district, spanking is always parents' choice; CP statistics given for other districts

04 MAY....SINGAPORE: 7 years, cane for phone jacking, break-ins (illustrated)
34-year-old, pictured, gets six-stroke sentence after over 130 offences

05 MAY....UNITED STATES: Principal investigated for disciplining student with paddling
Student allegedly bruised in Tennessee

11 MAY....MALAYSIA: Grateful for being caned? (illustrated)
"Fetch the cane and touch your toes" was motto of 1960s headmaster, pictured

12 MAY....MALAYSIA: Profile: Great Scot
Former pupils fondly recall caning headmaster

13 MAY....ZIMBABWE: Naughty boys to get 3 strokes
Two teenagers caned for stealing goods

15 MAY....IRAN: Whipped for two beers (illustrated)
Man, 35, shows weals on back and legs after 130 lashes for drinking

16 MAY....SINGAPORE: Jail, cane for man who got teens to rob woman (illustrated)
Six strokes for robber, 41, pictured

16 MAY....ZIMBABWE: 17-Year-Old Rapist Sentenced to Caning
He raped his five-year-old cousin

17 MAY....UNITED STATES: Wooddale Middle teacher criticizes MCS's Blue Ribbon Plan (with video clip)
No discipline since paddling was abolished in Memphis, she says

18 MAY....MALAYSIA: Addict seeks more strokes for daughter's love (illustrated)
30-year-old, pictured, gets 10 strokes of the rotan

18 MAY....TANZANIA: Bukoba residents jailed 30 years
Three aged 22, 28 and 35 also get 12 strokes each for firearms offences

18 MAY....UNITED STATES: Paddling policy revised
An Alabama district gives CP rights back to ordinary teachers, not just administrators

21 MAY....UNITED STATES: Pols deserve swat for proposed spanking ban
Another attempt in Boston City Council to stop parents disciplining kids

24 MAY....SINGAPORE: Jail and caning for man who fooled cop into handing over gun (illustrated)
Conman, 32, pictured, jailed 14 years, is also to receive 18 strokes

24 MAY....UNITED KINGDOM: They shouldn't have given up tawse so easily (illustrated)
Scottish columnist appalled at state of school discipline; posed picture of a primary-school tawsing

24 MAY....UNITED STATES: House denies spanking measure
Bill to ban school CP fails in North Carolina

26 MAY....MALAYSIA: Worker gets 60 years for sodomy (illustrated)
And 22 strokes of the cane for sexual offender, 35, pictured

28 MAY....MALAYSIA: Move whips up interest
JCP not included in new trafficking bill

29 MAY....MALAYSIA: Penalty upped from one to 12 strokes of rotan
27-year-old embezzler's sentence dramatically increased on appeal

30 MAY....MALAYSIA: 3 years' jail, 10 strokes of rotan for CBT (illustrated)
Fraudster and forger, 40, pictured, brought to book for long string of crimes

30 MAY....UNITED STATES: Jury hears of abuse by coaches
"Receiving wood" punishment as TN basketballers bent over chair

31 MAY....THE BAHAMAS: Child Rapist Sentenced To Flogging, Prison Term (illustrated)
Offender, pictured, is awarded 10 strokes with the cat

31 MAY....UNITED STATES: Coaches in Hamilton High paddling case deny any wrongdoing
Spanking was a tradition at TN school, they say

June 2007

01 JUN....UNITED KINGDOM: "We don't want 'barbaric' cane to return"
No going back to traditional school discipline, says government minister

01 JUN....UNITED STATES: Spanking bill rejected
Bill to outlaw parental CP in California is thrown out

01 JUN....UNITED STATES: Algood principal reinstated
Cleared of any wrongdoing over elementary paddling in TN

01 JUN....UNITED STATES: Coaches prevail in abuse lawsuit
Paddling of teen sportsmen vindicated by jury in TN court case

02 JUN....SINGAPORE: 5 jailed for robbing man of fake gold chain
Six strokes each for twentysomethings

04 JUN....BOTSWANA: Molepolole Headman Justifies Woman's Flogging (illustrated)
She got four lashes; order by village chief, pictured, was ultra vires

04 JUN....UNITED STATES: Life has consequences worse than paddling
Former teacher remains unconvinced by critics of CP

05 JUN....UNITED STATES: MCS Board member wants to resolve Blue Ribbon controversy (with video clip)
Memphis CP abolition dispute rumbles on and on

05 JUN....UNITED STATES: Schools call for parents' input on student behavior policy
Proposal to restrict school paddling in Montgomery AL

06 JUN....ZIMBABWE: Juvenile to Be Caned
Boy, 17, will receive four strokes for stealing

08 JUN....MALAYSIA: Jailed but shows no remorse (illustrated)
12 years plus 14 strokes of the cane for man, 28, pictured, who sodomised boys

09 JUN....MALAYSIA: 16 years 'too long' for drug offender (illustrated)
30-year-old, pictured, is also to receive 10 strokes of the rotan

13 JUN....SINGAPORE: Man who hit doctor gets jail and caning (illustrated)
29-year-old, pictured, is to receive three strokes of the cane

15 JUN....AUSTRALIA: Abbott suggests return to hitting
Video clip of violent teenagers provokes debate about restoring CP

16 JUN....AUSTRALIA: Kids may need the strap: Abbott
Brutal and vicious behaviour by pupils shows abolition of CP is not working, says federal health minister

17 JUN....UNITED STATES: Spanking isn't so bad, is it?
Columnist puts a case for domestic CP

20 JUN....CZECH REPUBLIC: Poll: Kids need stricter discipline
25% want teachers to be able to spank pupils

22 JUN....UNITED STATES: Corporal punishment: Should schools spank your kids?
CP was abolished in 1991 in Jackson MS, but some now want it restored

22 JUN....UNITED STATES: Mississippi school districts that allow corporal punishment
Those spanking schools in full

26 JUN....MALAYSIA: Five bus hijackers jailed
They also all get two to three strokes of the cane

26 JUN....MALAYSIA: Judge flays man for raping daughter
Father, 40, sentenced to 40 years' jail and 24 strokes

22 JUN....UNITED STATES: Corporal punishment deserves legitimate consideration
Reasonable to revisit a policy that once worked well, avers Mississippi editorialist

28 JUN....MALAYSIA: Bid to abolish caning for child offenders
Courts' power to sentence boys to whipping may be removed

28 JUN....UNITED STATES: Schools OK pass, fail policy
An Alabama district refines its CP rules

29 JUN....BAHAMAS: Rod not spared yet for rapist
Appeal decision awaited on two flogging sentences

29 JUN....TANZANIA: Appeal court upholds 30-year jail term
Four armed robbers also ordered to receive 12 strokes of the cane each

30 JUN....SINGAPORE: Vandal caned three strokes more than ordered
Administrative error means 20-year-old is given eight strokes instead of five

July 2007

01 JUL....SINGAPORE: 3 extra strokes for prisoner: Govt regrets error
01 JUL....SINGAPORE: Prisoners given chance to confirm sentence beforehand
Official statement about prison error in which offender, 20, got eight strokes instead of the five ordered

02 JUL....SINGAPORE: I only want enough for my son
02 JUL....SINGAPORE: Govt sorry for error
Mother of excessively caned prisoner bargains for compensation

02 JUL....UNITED STATES: Discipline at home, at school should be a joint effort
Former teacher says paddling solved problems, but urges strict guidelines; teachers must be trained in administering it

04 JUL....SINGAPORE: Why weren't processes tightened after '88 error?
Letterwriter concerned about administrative mistake over prison caning

04 JUL....SINGAPORE: Mastermind gets 15 years' jail, 24 strokes
Heavy penalty for 39-year-old in cellphone heist

04 JUL....UNITED KINGDOM: School celebrates 100 years
London primary school throws open its archives, including caning record from 1969

07 JUL....MALAYSIA: 14 years' jail, rotan for two Sathia gang members (illustrated)
Twentysomething multiple robbers, pictured, ordered to be caned

08 JUL....UNITED STATES: Most districts still use paddle
More on CP situation in Mississippi schools

11 JUL....UNITED STATES: Father faces abuse charge for allegedly spanking daughter
Bruises discovered on child in Rhode Island

12 JUL....SINGAPORE: Bogus S-League footballer jailed and caned
Nigerian, 33, is given four strokes for illegal entry and punching a policeman

14 JUL....MALAYSIA: Jail and rotan for man who raped schoolteacher
He was 17 at the time; now 22, he gets 12 years in jail and three strokes of the cane

14 JUL....SINGAPORE: Cane victim's lawyer: Govt open to 'a fair settlement'
More negotiations over prison error

14 JUL....TANZANIA: Four armed robbers sentenced to 30 years
They also each get 12 strokes of the cane

16 JUL....SINGAPORE: CJ expresses deep concern over extra caning case: Jayakumar
Law Minister reports to Parliament on prison error

17 JUL....SINGAPORE: Caning mistake: Judge punished
Judge who signed off on wrong number of strokes is taken off criminal cases

17 JUL....SINGAPORE: Jail, caning for man who molested girl, 5 (illustrated)
32-year-old, pictured, gets three years and six strokes

18 JUL....SAUDI ARABIA: 2 Sentenced for Riyadh Taxi Robbery
Jail and lashes for two Saudis

19 JUL....UNITED KINGDOM: 'Caning book' from 1902 is a grim lesson for truants (illustrated)
Drawing of c.1900 shows boy about to be caned; northern junior school reveals extracts from its 1902 punishment book

20 JUL....SINGAPORE: Will the rod harden our soft and pampered youth?
Unwillingness to discipline the young when needed; parental caning worked for me, says student, 23

23 JUL....UNITED STATES: Corporal punishment could help deter a life of crime
Schools are running to ruin without the paddle, claims reader

25 JUL....MALAYSIA: Raping and sodomising niece: Man gets 25 yrs, 17 strokes
Heavy punishment for 38-year-old

25 JUL....UNITED STATES: State court sides with parents over spanking
Boy, 12, got 36 paddle licks in Minnesota

26 JUL....MALAYSIA: 10,299 aliens tried, only 33 deported
2,922 canings in seven months

29 JUL....MALAYSIA: Seeking solutions to a punishing task
Education minister discusses caning guidelines

31 JUL....MALAYSIA: Back disciplinary action, PTAs urged
Parents must not criticise discipline teachers, says MP

31 JUL....MALDIVES: Another pedophile given banishment sentence
Plus 19 lashes for having repeated sex with schoolgirl

31 JUL....UNITED STATES: Memphis City Schools: Blue Ribbon Plan Criticized (with video clip)
Latest instalment in Memphis CP abolition dispute

August 2007

01 AUG....MALAYSIA: Malaysian minister defends caning of prisoners as gruesome video appears on internet
But nothing new to readers of this website

01 AUG....MALAYSIA: Don wants parents to stop meddling in teachers' actions
Teachers must be free to take disciplinary action, he says

04 AUG....BRUNEI: Two get jail and lashes for rape and escape
Heavy caning sentences for twentysomethings

06 AUG....MALAYSIA: School says sorry for caning that left bruises
Parents demand explanation for bruised buttocks after 30 students disciplined

10 AUG....MALAYSIA: Restaurant owner gets rotan and jail for hiring illegals (illustrated)
33-year-old, pictured, is first-ever employer to be caned

10 AUG....SINGAPORE: Once successful businessman goes on crime spree (illustrated)
41-year-old, pictured, gets five years plus 24 strokes of cane

11 AUG....MALAYSIA: Cracking the whip
Caning of employer of illegals sends much-needed message, says newspaper editorial

13 AUG....SAUDI ARABIA: Jail, Lashes and Fine for Fraudster
He will receive 50 lashes at each of 20 whipping sessions

14 AUG....SINGAPORE: Once a hero, now he's killed a man
Twelve strokes of the cane for bartender, 27

14 AUG....SINGAPORE: Jail, caning for man who knifed friend (illustrated)
Attacker, 30, pictured, is to receive six strokes of the cane

15 AUG....NIGERIA: Terror gangs in Osun public schools
Prefects given 25 strokes of the cane

19 AUG....SINGAPORE: Son's stabbing charge helps father come around (illustrated)
27-year-old, pictured, will be given 12 strokes of the cane

20 AUG....SINGAPORE: Commit a serious offence in prison? You risk a caning
Newspaper explains "little-known" rules on CP for internal prison offences

22 AUG....BRUNEI: 9 Years Jail & 12 Strokes For Convict
Punishment for gang robber, 34

22 AUG....IRAN: Rough justice: 80 lashes for 'immoral' Iranian who abused alcohol and had sex (illustrated)
Flogging of 25-year-old is pictured as large crowd watches

22 AUG....UNITED STATES: Parents against paddle, suspension (with video clip)
Boy, 10, suspended after parents refuse spanking permission

23 AUG....MALAYSIA: Rapist dad gets 50 years' jail
And 24 strokes of the cane for man, 45, who raped own daughters

24 AUG....UNITED STATES: Use of paddles splits schools, parents
Controversy over CP in Georgia

25 AUG....NIGERIA: Sharia Court Jails 13-year-old
Boy thief is also given 12 strokes of the cane

27 AUG....UNITED STATES: The Judge and the belt (illustrated)
Ohio court rules that marks, pictured, on 8-year-old's back do not signify excessive punishment

28 AUG....BRUNEI: Over 1,000 foreigners deported
53 overstayers caned so far this year

28 AUG....UNITED STATES: Punishing replies (with video clip)
Angry parents, teachers and students, pictured, meet to criticize plan under which Memphis City Schools abandoned CP

29 AUG....BOTSWANA: For male eyes only?
Court floggings described

September 2007

01 SEP....SINGAPORE: 22 years' jail for robbing and raping two prostitutes (illustrated)
28-year-old, pictured, also gets 24 strokes of the cane

01 SEP....UNITED STATES: Officer charged in alleged spanking (illustrated)
Texas cop, pictured, said to have spanked nude woman, 18

03 SEP....MALAYSIA: Students may get public caning
Government still pondering new school CP rules

05 SEP....UNITED STATES: Authorities investigating paddling allegations against Judge Thomas (illustrated)
Young prisoners say they had to drop their pants for spanking from Alabama judge, pictured

07 SEP....UNITED KINGDOM: "Non-school" stands defiant
Christian "tuition group" may smack its students because it's not legally a school

12 SEP....AUSTRALIA: Brush spanking mum walks free
She punished daughter on bare buttocks with a hearth brush

12 SEP....UNITED STATES: Board decision near on spanking ban
CP abolition mooted in an NC district

13 SEP....SINGAPORE: Fatal assault near nightspot: 7 jailed, caned (illustrated)
Aged between 20 and 33, all seven are pictured

14 SEP....UNITED STATES: Perry Co. Paddling Incident Concerns Parents
CP in dispute at a Tennessee middle school

16 SEP....UNITED STATES: Public district limits spanking
Paddling rules tightened in one Florida district

18 SEP....MALAYSIA: 'Guilty', but he wants to get off easy (illustrated)
25-year-old, pictured, is sentenced to six strokes

18 SEP....SINGAPORE: Robber gets jail, caning
Eight strokes for 23-year-old

21 SEP....MALAYSIA: Sorry sight but judge unmoved (illustrated)
Rapist, 36, pictured, has 12-stroke caning sentence confirmed on appeal

21 SEP....UNITED STATES: When spanking becomes abuse
CP situation in various Oklahoma schools

22 SEP....MALAYSIA: Jail and rotan for rape, abduction (illustrated)
19 years in jail and five rotan strokes for 28-year-old, pictured

23 SEP....UNITED STATES: Should Corporal Punishment be Brought Back?
Banned in Michigan in 1989 but now a local politician wants paddling restored

24 SEP....UNITED STATES: Board bans corporal punishment
No more paddling in one NC district

25 SEP....UNITED STATES: Parents Upset After Coach Allegedly Bruises Child
Boy, 12, shows bruise on leg after paddling

27 SEP....SINGAPORE: Gruesome murder by m-cycle gang: Six get jail, caning (illustrated)
Sentences ranging from 6 to 18 strokes for six offenders, pictured

27 SEP....UNITED STATES: School paddling raises concerns over corporal punishment
More on spanking of Texas student by coach

28 SEP....BOTSWANA: Six strokes sends man on the run
He broke loose from cops after caning

29 SEP....SINGAPORE: Duo jailed for fatal stabbing 10 years ago (illustrated)
One of them, now aged 35, pictured, will also receive a six-stroke caning

October 2007

01 OCT....NIGERIA: Inside a Sharia Court (with video clips)
TV cameras capture judicial canings of several offenders

02 OCT....SINGAPORE: Lightning conductor thief sentenced
27 months' jail and 15 strokes of the cane for vandal, 43

03 OCT....UNITED STATES: Judge resigns; complaints include spanking inmates
Sequel to courthouse paddling allegations

03 OCT....UNITED STATES: Coaches' playbooks shouldn't include paddling students
Comment on case of Texas student, 12

05 OCT....GHANA: Cane them into line
Chiefs want ordinary teachers to have the right to use CP, not just head teachers

06 OCT....MALAYSIA: Ten years for rape of minor (illustrated)
And five strokes of the rotan for 48-year-old, pictured

08 OCT....TANZANIA: Dar resident is sentenced to 30 years jail and 12 strokes over rape
Court orders corporal punishment for 29-year-old who raped schoolgirl

09 OCT....UNITED STATES: A trip to the woodshed holds a lesson for all parents (with video clip)
Father whipped his 8-year-old's bottom

13 OCT....PAKISTAN: Islamic vigilante group lashes kidnappers
Three men get public whipping in Swat

13 OCT....UNITED STATES: Some seek alternative to school corporal punishment
Paddling brings great results, says Oklahoma principal

13 OCT....UNITED STATES: Spanking may not make the grade
CP situation at various Oklahoma schools

17 OCT....UNITED STATES: Orphanage changes procedures after shortcomings found in April
Baptist institution dished out "inordinately high" number of paddlings

20 OCT....UNITED STATES: Whipping post was preferred punishment
Woman was sentenced to 30 lashes by Virginia court in 1880

24 OCT....MALAYSIA: Rapist-robber gets 18 years and rotan (illustrated)
Assailant, pictured, is to receive eight strokes of the cane

28 OCT....UNITED STATES: Sparing the rod is the trend
Paddlings down in some Mississippi areas

31 OCT....UNITED STATES: Change vs. experience at heart of 15th-D race
New Jersey assembly candidate wants a reform school at which professional disciplinarians would spank errant youths on their backsides

November 2007

04 NOV....GHANA: African cane tames unruly British pupils
UK parents send teens to Ghana for strict schooling, with caning; kids agree it works

07 NOV....SINGAPORE: Man gets jail, caning for attempted robbery (illustrated)
Recidivist, 45, pictured, ordered to undergo six strokes of the cane

09 NOV....UNITED KINGDOM: Mother sent stripper to school as a treat
Boy, 16, gets spanked on his birthday in front of class

09 NOV....UNITED STATES: Parents Object to Paddling
Mississippi junior high school in spotlight after punishment of boy

13 NOV....UNITED STATES: Trial set in corporal punishment case involving educator
18-year-old female student allegedly bruised in paddling

16 NOV....SINGAPORE: Robber gets six years, 24 strokes
22-year-old preyed on Chinese women's valuables

17 NOV....SAUDI ARABIA: Drunk Driving: National Player Gets 80 Lashes
Alleged intervention by "important personalities" fails to save sportsman from a whipping

19 NOV....MALAYSIA: Bring back public caning
Reader supports idea of CP in school assembly

19 NOV....SINGAPORE: Cabby gets 3 years, 12 strokes for helping robbers escape
Taxi driver, 41, intentionally aided criminals

20 NOV....MALAYSIA: Convict vents anger on lensmen (illustrated)
49-year-old, pictured, gets jail plus rotan for sodomy

21 NOV....SINGAPORE: Man who robbed clinic gets 8 years, 24 strokes (illustrated)
"Unremorseful" repeat offender, 33, is pictured

22 NOV....UNITED KINGDOM: Teachers in need of all our support
Columnist laments "these wishy-washy times", recalls slipperings by revered Latin teacher

23 NOV....CANADA: Rumours run wild in Que. police initiation probe
"Rookie cop initiation nights" included "a firm smack on the buttocks"

23 NOV....MALAYSIA: 43 years' jail, rotan for pimping, sexual abuse
Man, 32, is awarded 20 strokes of the cane for offences including procuring 14-year-old girl

25 NOV....MALAYSIA: 15 years for forging papers
"Harshest sentence ever meted out" for falsifying permits includes 6 strokes for Indonesian, 37

27 NOV....MALAYSIA: Ex-construction worker gets 10 years, 10 strokes of rotan
33-year-old possessed 428g of cannabis

28 NOV....MALAYSIA: Malaysian schoolgirls could face caning, amid calls for more classroom discipline
28 NOV....MALAYSIA: Strong support for caning
28 NOV....MALAYSIA: 'Stop naughty schoolgirls with the cane'
Legalising of CP for errant female students get thumbs up from parents, teachers

28 NOV....NIGERIA: Adultery - Man Gets 100 Strokes of Cane
27-year-old "promptly caned publicly" after court hearing

28 NOV....QATAR: 'My whole back felt like it was on fire': As a British teacher faces 40 lashes, one man speaks out (illustrated)
First-person recollection by Briton, pictured, of 1993 flogging

28 NOV....UNITED STATES: State court to decide on legal limits of spanking
Case involved paddling of son, 12

28 NOV....UNITED STATES: Anti-spanking bill is folly
Already plenty of laws against real child abuse, notes editorial

28 NOV....UNITED STATES: Should Spanking Your Child Be Illegal? (illustrated)
Parental CP, pictured, under threat from proposed Massachusetts law

28 NOV....UNITED STATES: Bay State nurse wants corporal punishment banned in household
More on MA legislative bill against domestic CP

29 NOV....MALAYSIA: Girls should be caned too but do it right
It should be administered by female staff, says reader

29 NOV....SAUDI ARABIA: Two Cases Shed Light on Floggings in Muslim World
International focus on case of woman sentenced to lashes as punishment for being raped

29 NOV....UNITED STATES: Caddo Mills student says high school's paddling punishment left marks (illustrated)
Texas boy, 15, pictured, took photo of his bottom after discipline for dress code violation

30 NOV....NIGERIA: Iron Thieves Get Flogging Or Jail Option From Court
Ten strokes of the cane is choice for two who stole rods

December 2007

03 DEC....MALAYSIA: Caning does more harm than good
Women's centre opposes school CP

03 DEC....MALAYSIA: Using the rod does discipline children
Discipline teacher says caning is the best method

04 DEC....MALAYSIA: Discipline teachers have no choice
Caning works immediately, says teacher reader

04 DEC....MALAYSIA: Caning of schoolgirls is nothing new
Columnist points out that Chinese-medium schools already do it

04 DEC....SINGAPORE: He goes from loan shark victim to loan shark runner
37-year-old is ordered to undergo an eight-stroke caning

04 DEC....UGANDA: Soldier caned for knocking Musaeveni's van
100 strokes administered in front of his fellow guards

04 DEC....UNITED STATES: Loudon principal investigated in alleged paddling of 11-year-old (with video clip)
Boy's grandmother had given permission for the spanking

05 DEC....UNITED STATES: Some lawmakers need a good spanking
Columnist is scandalized by Massachusetts anti-spanking proposal

05 DEC....UNITED STATES: School paddling ban sought
Legislative moves to outlaw CP in Ohio

06 DEC....UNITED STATES: Caddo Mills school board backs principal in paddling incident
Boy was disciplined in line with policy; public turns out in support of principal

07 DEC....FRANCE: French parents back smacking, survey shows
87% apply la fessée to their children, but other forms of CP are rare

07 DEC....MALAYSIA: Caning in school should be the last resort
CP works for some students but not all, notes academic

07 DEC....SINGAPORE: Woodlands serial molester sentenced to jail, caning (illustrated)
Ten strokes of the cane for youth, 21, pictured

11 DEC....UNITED STATES: Strickland supports paddling ban
Ohio governor says he would sign bill to stop school CP

11 DEC....UNITED STATES: Push To Ban Paddling In Schools
More on proposed Ohio legislation

11 DEC....UNITED STATES: Area school districts against paddling students
Some Ohio districts have not used CP for many years

12 DEC....UNITED STATES: Spare the rod, spoil the child?
Parental corporal punishment is discussed

13 DEC....SINGAPORE: Jail, cane for man who broke into 40 premises
Serial robber, 42, jailed for 9 years with 24 strokes of the cane

13 DEC....SINGAPORE: Half-naked man attacked boy
Three years and three strokes for 23-year-old sex offender

20 DEC....SINGAPORE: Are these ex-cons jumping on the bandwagon to get a big pay-off?
Now more former prisoners claim they received more strokes of the cane than ordered

25 DEC....BRUNEI: 68 illegal workers caned in Brunei
Most receive three strokes

26 DEC....NIGERIA: Osun govt re-introduces corporal punishment in schools
Authorities worried by levels of indiscipline in secondary schools

28 DEC....UNITED STATES: Bring Back The Paddle
Give errant students the right to opt for CP, urges columnist

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