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All 2009's CP news items, for all countries, in a single date sequence



January -- 14 items

February -- 27 items

March -- 19 items

April -- 12 items

May -- 15 items

June -- 19 items

July -- 20 items

August -- 19 items

September -- 14 items

October -- 22 items

November -- 20 items

December -- 9 items

January 2009

01 JAN....MALAYSIA: Punished for not doing homework (illustrated)
Boy, 14, received five strokes of the cane; his mother shows picture of his weals

01 JAN....SINGAPORE: 'Woman' who tried to rob bank jailed (illustrated)
45-year-old, pictured, is also ordered to receive eight strokes of the cane

04 JAN....UNITED KINGDOM: Sex discrimination laws prevented ban on the belt for girls, reveal archives
Scottish authorities wanted to ban CP in the 1970s

05 JAN....KENYA: Ringera renews calls for caning
Judge who is boss of Anti-Corruption Commission says CP is the best way of disciplining school students, and should be brought back

07 JAN....MALAYSIA: Indonesian jailed 14 years for raping teenager (illustrated)
23-year-old, pictured, also gets three strokes of the rotan

11 JAN....UNITED STATES: District eliminates corporal punishment
No more paddling in St Joseph, Missouri

12 JAN....UNITED STATES: Schools take aim at paddling culture
Follow-up to Chicago controversy

14 JAN....MALAYSIA: Malaysian waitress ordered to be caned for drinking (illustrated)
Man and woman, pictured, each sentenced to six strokes by religious court

16 JAN....MALAYSIA: Man who raped nurse gets 28 years (illustrated)
Rapist, 29, pictured, must also receive eight strokes of the rotan

19 JAN....BARBADOS: Limited lashing
Corporal punishment will not be abolished, says education chief

19 JAN....MALAYSIA: Convicted robber chooses whip rather than longer jail time
40-year-old gets three strokes and four years

20 JAN....SINGAPORE: 3 soldiers punished for assaulting colleague
Rare report of court martial in which 23-year-old Lance-Corporal is sentenced to six strokes of the cane

24 JAN....SINGAPORE: 30 years, 24 strokes for rapist stepfather
Man, 40, receives maximum caning sentence

26 JAN....BOLIVIA: Bolivians Ratify New Constitution
Indians to be allowed to mete out corporal punishment under their own legal systems

February 2009

01 FEB....BOTSWANA: Chiefs want re-introduction of back lashings
Caning on the buttocks is too lenient, they claim

02 FEB....SAUDI ARABIA: Stubborn Saudia flight smoker to get 30 lashes
Sudanese passenger refused cabin crew's instructions

03 FEB....SAUDI ARABIA: Abu Kab given 20 years, lashes
Stunt driver caused deaths of boys, gets 3,000 lashes

03 FEB....SINGAPORE: Engineer sold cop drugs (illustrated)
36-year-old, pictured, gets five years in prison and five strokes of the cane

05 FEB....SINGAPORE: Stabbing incident: Man gets jail, caning
Six strokes of the cane for offender, 21

06 FEB....UNITED STATES: Ohio schools plan carries corporal punishment ban (with video clip)
State governor has a new no-spanking bill

07 FEB....UNITED STATES: Paddling ban would hit home
Already only 672 paddlings in Ohio

09 FEB....SWAZILAND: 20 lashes make pupil's bums swell
Boy, 15, punished with sjambok

10 FEB....MALAYSIA: Worker, accomplice jailed for robberies
Plus 8 strokes of the rotan each for a string of crimes

10 FEB....SAUDI ARABIA: Sawa scam: Six men get 30 years and lashes
Phone card fraud brings 300 lashes

10 FEB....UNITED STATES: Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford calls for doubling of police presence in city schools
... and for the return of "good old-fashioned butt-whipping"

11 FEB....NIGERIA: Sharia Court Jails Two For Theft
Both get six months' imprisonment plus 10 strokes of the cane

11 FEB....BOTSWANA: I Don't Spare the Rod - Headmaster
Girls caned for putting on wrong uniform

11 FEB....UNITED STATES: School board recognizes National Board Certified teachers
Paddling abolished in a South Carolina district

12 FEB....SAUDI ARABIA: 3 robbers get 13 years, 6,500 lashes
They tried to pull cash machine out of wall

13 FEB....MALAYSIA: Jail, rotan for having drugs
Nine years and 10 strokes for 25-year-old

13 FEB....UNITED STATES: Malta Bend school board discusses cost-cutting, corporal punishment
Missouri district decides to allow parents to permit school spanking

17 FEB....UNITED STATES: Boy bruised from paddling
Georgia 9-year-old spanked three times in one day; alleged bruise pictured

18 FEB....SAUDI ARABIA: Man to receive 8,000 lashes for daughter's rape
Plus 10 years in prison for 40-year-old

19 FEB....SAUDI ARABIA: Teenager sentenced to jail, lashes for blackmailing girl
Five years plus 500 lashes for boy, 19

21 FEB....SINGAPORE: Cabby gets jail, cane for drug trafficking
46-year-old, trapped by agent provocateur, will receive 15 strokes of the cane

21 FEB....UNITED STATES: Grand jury no-bills principal in spanking case
Texas elementary principal is in the clear as CP policy guidelines were followed

22 FEB....GUYANA: Breaches of flogging rules will not be condoned
Students protest over suspension of caning teacher

24 FEB....MALAYSIA: Indon gets 5 yrs, 3 strokes for raping girl, 15
It was consensual sex with his girlfriend, he says

25 FEB....UNITED STATES: Charter School Discipline (with video clip)
Memphis academy gives weekly paddlings in front of student body

26 FEB....AUSTRALIA: Cane the answer
Secondary teacher, in despair over reckless, out-of-control youths, calls for return of CP

27 FEB....UNITED KINGDOM: Banning the cane started slide in pupil discipline, parents believe
Call for restoration of traditional disciplinary methods

March 2009

04 MAR....SINGAPORE: 'Merciless, marauding monster' (illustrated)
42 years' jail and 24 strokes of the cane for molesting robber, 48, pictured

05 MAR....UNITED STATES: Spanking In Schools
Still a debate in Oklahoma

09 MAR....SOMALIA: Al-Shabab Flogs Teenagers in Mogadishu
Four boys receive 100 lashes each in public after raping girl, 18

09 MAR....UNITED STATES: Legislator Wants Ban on Paddling Students
Proposal to abolish school CP in Louisiana

17 MAR....SAUDI ARABIA: 30 lashes each for two youth
Teen boys publicly whipped for pointing laser beams at police

17 MAR....SOUTH AFRICA: Smacking favoured as best punishment - survey
Public opinion in Western Cape is for restoring school CP

18 MAR....SINGAPORE: Molester gets nine years and 18 strokes (illustrated)
27-year-old, pictured, is repeat offender who terrorised girls

19 MAR....UNITED STATES: Ex-Elgin preacher convicted of battery for spanking girl (illustrated)
Illinois Baptist, pictured, must perform community service

19 MAR....UNITED STATES: Crawfordville Elementary School administrator under investigation
Florida parent complains about paddling of 11-year-old

25 MAR....SINGAPORE: 2 get jail, cane for part in bike gang killing (illustrated)
Gangsters, 22 and 29, pictured, get 10 strokes of the cane each

26 MAR....SINGAPORE: Attack on ex-colleagues (illustrated)
40-year-old, pictured, sentenced to 16 months and 3 strokes after stabbing

26 MAR....UNITED STATES: Dad charged for 'whupping' his son
New York State man punished 13-year-old with a belt

27 MAR....UNITED STATES: Paddling Protest At Memphis Charter School
Anti-CP agitators besiege school which parents choose for its CP policy

29 MAR....AUSTRALIA: Teachers given cane go-ahead at Bundaberg Christian College
A Queensland private school that uses CP

31 MAR....AUSTRALIA: School's use of cane 'acceptable'
Another Queensland school has "corporal correction" as last resort

31 MAR....SINGAPORE: 10 years, 12 strokes for abusing boy (illustrated)
Offender, 26, pictured, performed oral sex on 7-year-old in school toilet

31 MAR....UNITED STATES: State Bar Association pulls Thomas' law license
Alabama judge who paddled inmates (among other things) may no longer practise

31 MAR....UNITED STATES: Maury Co. schools consider a ban on corporal punishment
Paddle may soon no longer be an option in one TN district

31 MAR....UNITED STATES: Principal suspended for paddling incident
Row in Dallas over a coach's punishment two years previously

April 2009

03 APR....BOTSWANA: Mabiletsa lost vital info: Two youngsters given four lashes each (illustrated)
Boys' flogging by local court is pictured

04 APR....PAKISTAN: Video of Taliban Flogging Rattles Pakistan (with video clip)
Female resident of Swat is filmed receiving unofficial JCP

08 APR....SAUDI ARABIA: 10 years and 6,000 lashes for car theft
27-year-old describes his sentence as harsh

09 APR....UNITED STATES: State Bar: Thomas Is A "Sexual Predator"
Judge accused of paddling prison inmates is suspended

12 APR....SINGAPORE: He poses as cop to prey on women (illustrated)
34-year-old, shown in old picture at age 23, caned previously, now gets another 9 strokes plus eight years' jail

14 APR....SAUDI ARABIA: Sawa shark gets 20 years, lashes
1,000 lashes of the whip for phone-card scam

15 APR....SINGAPORE: 25 years' jail for 'agent of destruction' (illustrated)
Drug trafficker, 42, pictured, also receives 20 strokes of the cane

22 APR....UNITED STATES: Chapel Hill ISD Updates Corporal Punishment Policy
A Texas school district stipulates that only women may paddle girls

23 APR....UNITED STATES: School board spares the rod
No more paddling in Maury County, Tennessee

25 APR....SINGAPORE: Serial sex predator jailed for 32 years (illustrated)
22-year-old, pictured, is also sentenced to a 24-stroke caning

28 APR....UNITED STATES: House agrees to school spanking changes
Move to allow parents to opt out of CP in North Carolina

29 APR....UNITED STATES: Ex-Riverside coach no longer employed after paddling
Georgia military academy cadet chose spanking option, but it was against the rules

May 2009

03 MAY....SINGAPORE: Bully, girly, stop it, stop it
Three school bullies publicly caned at boys' secondary school

04 MAY....UNITED STATES: The Principal And The Paddle
CP restored at a South Carolina elementary school

06 MAY....UNITED STATES: Golfer Sean O'Hair says he still loves father despite relationship strain
Now 26, he was motivated by parental corporal punishment as a teenager

08 MAY....SINGAPORE: 10 years, 24 strokes for fatal robbery (illustrated)
Two twentysomethings, pictured, jailed and caned after murder charge withdrawn

12 MAY....SINGAPORE: Jailed for rape, causing hurt (illustrated)
Eight years' jail and 10 strokes of the cane for 41-year-old, pictured

14 MAY....UNITED STATES: Assault alleged after spanking
But police said punishment of boy, 11, was appropriate and reasonable

17 MAY....MALAYSIA: Sarawak teachers want to cane girls, too
Indiscipline by "tomboys" has reached alarming level, they say

19 MAY....UNITED STATES: Temple school board approves corporal punishment (with video clip)
Spanking makes a comeback in a Texas school district

19 MAY....SINGAPORE: Armed robber gets 8 year's jail and caning (illustrated)
And 18 strokes of the cane for recidivist, 44, pictured

20 MAY....NORWAY: Lyn players are birched on the butt (illustrated)
Footballers, pictured, are spanked as team punishment

20 MAY....UNITED STATES: Judge: trooper showed no remorse for hitting boy with belt (illustrated)
Policeman, pictured, says boy's mother, pictured, asked him to administer punishment

20 MAY....SINGAPORE: Man beat his girlfriend's child to death (illustrated)
"Egregious" child-abuser, 27, pictured, sentenced to 7 years and 12 strokes

21 MAY....UNITED STATES: Boy's Paddling at School Leaves Big Bruises (with video clip)
12-year-old, pictured, opted for a spanking instead of suspension

29 MAY....ZIMBABWE: Shocking video shows Zimbabwe police beating recruits (with video clip)
Mass whacking at police training camp is filmed

30 MAY....TRINIDAD: 25 years, 10 strokes for cutlass attack (illustrated)
Court orders a birching for man, pictured, who chopped off wife's hand

June 2009

02 JUN....SINGAPORE: Couple used stolen bank book to cheat Maybank of $7,595 (illustrated)
Cheat and robber, 29, pictured, gets jail plus 12 strokes of the cane

02 JUN....UNITED STATES: Okaloosa schools ban corporal punishment
No more paddling in a Florida district

03 JUN....UNITED STATES: Bay County Schools Corporal Punishment
In another Florida district, no moves to abolish CP

04 JUN....SINGAPORE: Paedophile who posed as cop gets 12-year-sentence (illustrated)
Plus 12 strokes of the cane for 34-year-old, pictured

05 JUN....UNITED STATES: Rosebud-Lott ISD welcomes new superintendent
Texas paddling principal has a new job

05 JUN....UNITED STATES: Legislator pushes school paddling ban
Attempt to abolish CP in Louisiana

08 JUN....SINGAPORE: Boys taking porn to school - in handphones?
It's a caning offence at secondary school

11 JUN....NIGERIA: Man gets 15 strokes for trespass
23-year-old chose caning option instead of a week in jail

16 JUN....MALAYSIA: Man gets 14 years' jail for ganja possession
Plus 10 strokes of the rotan for 24-year-old

17 JUN....UNITED STATES: School corporal punishment ban blocked
Louisiana abolition move fails

21 JUN....SAUDI ARABIA: 60 lashes for OFWs in Saudi 'gay show'
67 Filipino workers face flogging for drag party

23 JUN....NIGERIA: Man flogged for stealing eggs
Thief, 27, cries out and wriggles as he receives 12 strokes of the cane in front of court

24 JUN....UNITED STATES: N.C. Senate dumps warning parents of school spanking
Rejection of bill that would have given parents a choice over CP

24 JUN....UNITED STATES: Corporal punishment policy stays, for now
An Alabama school district decides to keep paddling for all age groups

26 JUN....JAMAICA: The case for corporal punishment in schools
We need it, says letterwriter

26 JUN....MALAYSIA: Judge wants to cane offender
Gang robber, 20, to be caned in courtroom with parents present

28 JUN....BRUNEI: Rapist Gets 14-Year Jail, 14 Strokes of Cane
Man in his 40s recaptured after escaping police custody

28 JUN....MALAYSIA: Lawyers oppose bid to cane
He cannot be both judge and executioner, says Bar Council

28 JUN....SAUDI ARABIA: Couple sentenced to jail, lashes for child abduction
Man to serve 15 years in prison and receive 13,000 lashes

29 JUN....SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi appeals lashes for ex-wife messages
70-lash whipping for contacting divorced wife

July 2009

04 JUL....MALAYSIA: Caning can still be carried out, says Wee
School CP not encouraged at primary level, and there are rules that must be followed

05 JUL....MALDIVES: Woman faints after 100 lashes, says judge
Public flogging with a leather paddle

06 JUL....MALAYSIA: Get facts right about caning, immigration tells Amnesty
Illegal overstayers are not caned, says govt official

07 JUL....MALAYSIA: 'No' to caning by Sessions Court judge
High Court sets aside youth's unusual caning sentence

09 JUL....UNITED STATES: Paddling an option for some
CP viewed from New York State standpoint

14 JUL....SUDAN: Women Who Wore Pants Are Flogged in Public
10 get up to 40 lashes for wearing trousers

15 JUL....UNITED STATES: Grove School Board bans corporal punishment
No more paddling in one Oklahoma district

15 JUL....UNITED STATES: Items buried in the budget affect Pledge of Allegiance, angled parking, corporal punishment
Ohio Governor finally signs off on abolition of school CP

19 JUL....CANADA: 1968 debate kept the strap in Victoria schools
Abolition move failed then, but British Columbia outlawed it in 1973

21 JUL....MALAYSIA: Rotan for having a beer (illustrated)
Islamic court sentences woman, 32, pictured, to six strokes

22 JUL....UNITED STATES: Spanking isn't always bad
Sometimes tough love is necessary, argues journalism student

23 JUL....MALAYSIA: 'Prison can carry out syariah caning'
Punishment of woman would be a first

23 JUL....MALAYSIA: 'Get on with it' says Kartika (illustrated)
She decides not to appeal; diagram shows how caning would be carried out

23 JUL....MALDIVES: Dozens of Maldives women face flogging
Row over whipping of 18-year-old "in front of a jeering crowd of men"

23 JUL....UNITED STATES: Putting away the paddle (with cartoon)
Ohio paper welcomes the end of school CP

24 JUL....MALAYSIA: Pahang, Perlis, Kelantan allow caning of women (illustrated)
Applies to all Muslims whether Malaysian or not; another modus operandi graphic

25 JUL....MALAYSIA: Malaysia in heated debate over caning of woman
Criticism is because people haven't understood that syariah caning is not brutal like the criminal kind, says official

26 JUL....MALAYSIA: Is whipping the answer? (illustrated)
Furore continues; more details, with drawing, of method of punishment

28 JUL....SINGAPORE: Repeat molester gets 6 years and 12 strokes (illustrated)
24-year-old, pictured, who groped young girls had already been jailed and caned before

28 JUL....SINGAPORE: Inhumane, repulsive, shocking (illustrated)
Three prisoners in their 20s, pictured, tortured cellmate and now receive heavy jail and caning sentences

August 2009

06 AUG....SINGAPORE: 'Please jail and cane me instead'
Court rejects teenager's request for a caning

06 AUG....UNITED STATES: Parents to have say in sparing the rod
Argument over parental consent for CP in a Florida district

07 AUG....SOUTH AFRICA: Eastern Cape teachers call for corporal punishment
Caning powers necessary to restore order, say principals

11 AUG....UNITED STATES: Disabled Students Are Spanked More
New York Times prints a map of paddling

12 AUG....SAUDI ARABIA: Jail, lashes for making acid threat
60 lashes for 23-year-old who threatened girl

12 AUG....UGANDA: Parents cane drunk teachers
Vigilante punishment for dissolute schoolteachers

12 AUG....UNITED STATES: Corporal Punishment in U.S. Schools
Time magazine considers ACLU/HRW report

13 AUG....SINGAPORE: Woodlands serial molester jailed (illustrated)
22-year-old, pictured, also ordered to receive three strokes of the cane

13 AUG....UNITED STATES: Corporal punishment good or bad in Alabama? (with video clip)
Many districts have it on the books, but not all use it much

14 AUG....BOTSWANA: Police merger causes crisis in Phikwe
Nobody available to administer whipping sentences at court

17 AUG....SAUDI ARABIA: Jail and 300 lashes for 'Misyar' woman
Young man who assisted her in cheating gets 150

24 AUG....MALAYSIA: Beer drinking Muslim model asks for public caning (with video clip)
And she wants Amnesty to stop opposing her punishment

24 AUG....NEW ZEALAND: PM to address smacking referendum result
Country votes overwhelmingly for legalisation of parental spanking

26 AUG....MALAYSIA: Pahang puts caning on hold (with video clip)
Religious caning of beer-drinking woman, pictured, is postponed amid political turmoil

26 AUG....SINGAPORE: 18 years' jail, 24 strokes for raping maid (illustrated)
Heavy sentence for Bangladeshi, 37, pictured

27 AUG....UNITED STATES: Arizona should ban paddling of schoolkids, panel suggests
32 districts still allow it

28 AUG....MALAYSIA: No to 'whipping for drinking'
Whipping of woman is abhorrent, says columnist

28 AUG....UNITED STATES: BOE: Corporal Punishment Back?
Paddling has always worked, says Georgia school principal

30 AUG....SAUDI ARABIA: Lashes for directing laser beams at plane
240 strokes each for two youths

September 2009

04 SEP....MALAYSIA: Drugs: Two Filipinos jailed plus 10 strokes (illustrated)
Men, 49 and 35, pictured, possessed cannabis and syabu

11 SEP....SINGAPORE: Jail for man who hit a Jew
34-year-old also gets 12 strokes of the cane for armed robbery

14 SEP....UGANDA: Masak councillor canes pupils (illustrated)
He is pictured giving girls 10 strokes each for being late to school

15 SEP....SINGAPORE: 18 years, 16 strokes for killing baby (illustrated)
Man, 44, pictured, convicted of culpable homicide

16 SEP....MALAYSIA: Pahang orders caning for Indonesian who drank (illustrated)
Religious court sentences 46-year-old, pictured, to six strokes

16 SEP....MALAYSIA: Syariah judge stands by his caning decision (illustrated)
Religious judge, pictured, unrepentant about "strokes for beer" sentences

18 SEP....MALAYSIA: Caning for couple caught almost naked in car
Six strokes of the rotan each for two twentysomethings who attempted to have sex out of wedlock

19 SEP....SINGAPORE: Undergrad preyed on boys (illustrated)
24-year-old, pictured, ordered to receive five strokes of the cane

24 SEP....SINGAPORE: Rag-and-bone man jailed over slashing of rival (illustrated)
Plus three strokes of the cane for attacker, 36, pictured

28 SEP....UNITED STATES: Some think teachers should be allowed to paddle students
Not everybody is happy with abolition of CP in Ohio

29 SEP....MALAYSIA: Kartika's whipping punishment upheld
Caning for model who drank can go ahead, says appeals panel

29 SEP....ST LUCIA: Parents to sue (with video clip)
Schoolboy had bruised bottom after punishment, parents claim

30 SEP....SAUDI ARABIA: Dozen teens flogged for role in rampage (illustrated)
Town square is pictured as police get ready to give vandals 30 lashes each sentences

30 SEP....SAUDI ARABIA: Abu Kab loses appeal
3,000 lashes and 20 years' jail for naval officer who caused deaths

October 2009

02 OCT....UNITED STATES: New Push to Stop Corporal Punishment in Schools Sparks Debate
Paddling controversy in Arizona

05 OCT....SWEDEN: In 30 years without spanking, are Swedish children better behaved?
"Vocal international movement" against the Swedish no-smacking model

07 OCT....UNITED STATES: Return corporal punishment to schools
Paddling was effective, writes teen columnist in N. Carolina

09 OCT....UNITED STATES: Coach accused of using paddle at Merkel Middle School
Texas student says he had to drop his pants to be spanked on boxers

11 OCT....UGANDA: Caning pupils resumes in Masaka
But district council does not support it

12 OCT....UNITED STATES: Merkel paddling case to be turned over to DA
More on CP dispute in a Texas district

12 OCT....UNITED STATES: Many parents support paddling
Informal poll in Mississippi

13 OCT....SINGAPORE: Students distressed by public canings just days before exams
Primary school girls cried as boys were caned on their behinds

14 OCT....UNITED STATES: New Research on Spanking Might Need a Time Out
Too many complicating factors to be able to measure its effects, say statisticians

16 OCT....BARBADOS: Getting licks for lateness (illustrated)
Boys are photographed being caned on arrival at school

19 OCT....BARBADOS: Massiah all for flogging
Nothing wrong with corporal punishment, says a man of the cloth

19 OCT....UNITED STATES: Spanking common in Miss. schools
Recorded instances of CP actually increased from 2006-07 to 2008-09

21 OCT....SINGAPORE: Courts get tough on loan sharking (illustrated)
29-year-old, pictured, who harassed debtors is sentenced to 6 years' jail and 6 strokes of the cane

21 OCT....UNITED STATES: Paddle charges will not be filed against Merkel school employee
And the TX district has no plans to stop using CP

22 OCT....UNITED STATES: University studies might fool some parents into thinking that spanking lowers kids' IQ
Anti-spanking research: good headlines but bogus science, opines columnist

22 OCT....UNITED STATES: Student files suit over paddling
MS district under fire for "deep bruising" of student's buttocks

22 OCT....UNITED STATES: Paddling Questioned at Brilliant High School (with video clip)
Alabama brothers, 11 and 17, pictured, bruised after punishment for being late

24 OCT....SINGAPORE: He mistook victims for gang members (illustrated)
12 strokes for gangster, 22, pictured, who attacked the wrong people

25 OCT....BARBADOS: Corporal punishment has served us well
"Licks" are a legitimate instrument of discipline, columnist avers

25 OCT....UNITED STATES: Corporal punishment ban on school board agenda
A North Carolina district debates abolition

26 OCT....UNITED STATES: Corporal Punishment in Mississippi
Many teachers and parents consider spankings effective

31 OCT....SINGAPORE: Two loan-shark runners receive stiff sentences (illustrated)
Two more jailed and caned for intimidating debtors; one, 29, pictured, is ordered to receive 17 strokes

November 2009

04 NOV....SINGAPORE: Man jailed for tossing burning paper onto car (illustrated)
25-year-old, pictured, also gets three strokes of the cane

07 NOV....MALAYSIA: 10 years' jail and rotan for raping a minor (illustrated)
Man, 61, pictured, is sentenced to six strokes

10 NOV....SINGAPORE: One of the 'worst' predators ever: Judge (illustrated)
Youth, 23, pictured, has his 24-stroke caning sentence confirmed

11 NOV....SINGAPORE: Dad who scalded child gets jail term
Gets 18 months' jail and three strokes of the cane after pouring boiling water on daughter, 9

11 NOV....SUDAN: Worgu sentenced to flogging in Sudan (illustrated)
Nigerian football star, pictured, ordered to receive 40 lashes for drunk driving

13 NOV....UNITED STATES: Police: Man Beat Son With Wooden Paddle
Ohio man, pictured, said to have spanked boy, 10

14 NOV....UNITED STATES: Woman says boy bruised by paddle
Texas mom says 7-year-old punished too severely

16 NOV....SAUDI ARABIA: LBC's 'Bold Red Line' sex braggart appeals jail sentence
Five years and 1,000 lashes for sex boasting on TV

17 NOV....MALAYSIA: 140-year jail sentence for army man
And 40 strokes of the cane for 43-year-old

18 NOV....MALAYSIA: Convict's sentence enhanced with six strokes of the cane (illustrated)
Robber, 22, pictured, will now be whipped in addition to jail term

19 NOV....SAUDI ARABIA: 2 years, 500 lashes for 'breaking spells'
He tricked money out of clients for "practising magic"

20 NOV....SAUDI ARABIA: Riyadh gangsters handed 10 years
Plus 1,000 lashes each for three African robbers

20 NOV....UNITED STATES: Spanking guidelines modified
"Sex discrimination" removed from Tennessee CP rules

20 NOV....UNITED STATES: Parent: School went too far with paddling (illustrated)
Spanked 13-year-old is pictured with his complaining mother

22 NOV....NEW ZEALAND: Protesters march on city (illustrated)
4,000 citizens demonstrate against smacking ban

23 NOV....SAUDI ARABIA: Blackmailing womanizer gets 8 yrs and 700 lashes
45-year-old to be whipped in public with his face exposed

24 NOV....UNITED STATES: Rowan-Salisbury school board passes paddling ban
A North Carolina district abolishes CP

27 NOV....BOTSWANA: Royal beating (illustrated)
Tribesman, flogged illegally, shows scarred back

29 NOV....UNITED STATES: Some schools prefer to apply their discipline without a paddle
Only about 15 students spanked in Indiana in the last year

30 NOV....MALAYSIA: Ten years, 10 strokes for drug possession (illustrated)
Filipino, pictured, punished for having cannabis

December 2009

04 DEC....SINGAPORE: An act of betrayal (illustrated)
Foster father, 47, pictured, abused child in his care, is to receive three strokes of the cane

11 DEC....SINGAPORE: Cabby jailed for trying to rob passenger (illustrated)
32-year-old, pictured, also sentenced to six strokes of the cane

11 DEC....SINGAPORE: Man gets jail, caning for fatal attack in Chinatown (illustrated)
Three year's jail and three strokes for youth, 22, pictured, after gang fight

12 DEC....SINGAPORE: 20 years' jail for sexually abusing boy (illustrated)
And eight strokes of the cane for 43-year-old, pictured

13 DEC....UNITED STATES: Glynn school board to consider bringing back corporal punishment
Some want paddling restored in a Georgia district

14 DEC....UNITED STATES: Teacher arrested after alleged paddling incident (with video clip)
Students agreed to the spanking, caught on video

15 DEC....UNITED STATES: Bristol Board of Education bans corporal punishment in city schools
No more paddling in a Tennessee district

21 DEC....BARBADOS: HC head: Students will be flogged
Corporal punishment at Harrison College is there to stay, he says

29 DEC....SINGAPORE: The path to jail (illustrated)
Robber, 36, pictured, gets 12 strokes of the cane

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