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All 2013's CP news items, for all countries, in a single date sequence



January -- 13 items

February -- 21 items

March -- 16 items

April -- 22 items

May -- 16 items

June -- 18 items

July -- 13 items

August -- 10 items

September -- 15 items

October -- 16 items

November -- 9 items

December -- 6 items

January 2013

05 JAN....UNITED STATES: Thomas Heyward Academy headmaster retires after 37 years
1976 mass paddling in South Carolina is recalled

09 JAN....NIGERIA: Teenager gets 12 strokes for gross indecency
Court sentence on boy, 14, who assaulted toddler

09 JAN....SINGAPORE: Robber hit and choked mum-to-be (illustrated)
Jail plus 16 strokes of the cane for culprit, 26, pictured

10 JAN....UNITED STATES: NC school districts cut paddling cases in half
School CP is on the way out in North Carolina: statistics

15 JAN....MALAYSIA: Gardener gets 9 years, 7 strokes for rape (illustrated)
Punishment for 28-year-old, pictured

16 JAN....NIGERIA: Court Orders Flogging Of Pick-pocket
Six strokes of the cane in public for "serial" offender, 35

19 JAN....SINGAPORE: Kallang slashings: Cleaner gets 33 years' jail and 24 strokes (illustrated)
Very severe caning ordered for 23-year-old, pictured

20 JAN....BRUNEI: Theft and mischief case: Two juveniles jailed
17-year-old is sentenced to "two light strokes of the cane"

26 JAN....SINGAPORE: Jail and cane for robber after 5 years on the run (illustrated)
Offences committed at age 18, now 24-year-old, pictured, gets 24 strokes

26 JAN....SINGAPORE: Jail, cane for slashing ex-girlfriend's husband (illustrated)
27-year-old, pictured, ordered to undergo a six-stroke caning

30 JAN....CHINA: Singapore-style caning effective as crime deterrent, says NPC delegate
Politician proposes China adopt judicial CP for violent criminals

30 JAN....UNITED STATES: Columbia Falls Lawmaker Offers Pain Instead of Prison
Montana bill would allow convicts to negotiate for corporal punishment in lieu of jail

31 JAN....MALAYSIA: Ex-cop fails to set aside sexual assault conviction (with video clip)
Caning sentence is upheld

February 2013

01 FEB....SINGAPORE: Police officer jailed, caned for molesting drunk woman (illustrated)
30-year-old, pictured, is to receive three strokes of the cane

03 FEB....ZIMBABWE: Beatrice boy to be caned for fondling girl's boobs
Court orders 15-year-old to receive three strokes

06 FEB....MALAYSIA: Rapist gets 115 years' jail and 50 strokes of rotan (illustrated)
42-year-old, pictured, carried out a succession of rapes

06 FEB....UNITED STATES: Dollar Store Clerk Whipped Unruly Boy, Cops Say
Charged with assault for punishing 8-year-old

07 FEB....SINGAPORE: Guard jailed for molesting maid (illustrated)
Plus a four-stroke caning for offender, 34, pictured

07 FEB....UNITED STATES: Paddling in Schools Still Alive and Well in Georgia (with video clip)
CP being used in majority of the state's counties

08 FEB....UNITED STATES: North Carolina State Board of Education opposes use of corporal punishment in public schools (with video clip)
Decision does not affect the law, under which school spanking remains legal in the state

08 FEB....UNITED STATES: Robeson County takes the lead in corporal punishment (with video clip)
One of a dozen school districts still using the paddle in NC

13 FEB....UNITED STATES: Corporal punishment won't join cyberbullying measure
Oklahoma house committee rejects move to allow any teacher to use the paddle

15 FEB....BRUNEI: Jail, caning for 2 youths in auto theft and mischief case
24-year-old sentenced to six strokes of the cane

17 FEB....JAMAICA: No more flogging
Senate votes to end whipping as a punishment for criminals

18 FEB....ZIMBABWE: Boy to get three strokes
Caning for youth, 16, who indecently assaulted girl, 12

19 FEB....MALAYSIA: Filipino gets jail, cane for raping stepdaughter (illustrated)
Twenty strokes of the cane and 30 years for offender, 38, pictured

21 FEB....UNITED STATES: Tenant behind on rent whipped on bare buttocks, landlord faces charges
Former Chamber of Commerce president struck 29-year-old four times with a belt

23 FEB....MALAYSIA: Foreigner gets 18 years, 12 strokes for robberies, illegal entry
34-year-old pleads guilty to three counts of robbery

26 FEB....MALDIVES: Maldives girl to get 100 lashes for pre-marital sex
15-year-old rape victim's punishment postponed till she is 18

26 FEB....ZIMBABWE: Teen to be caned for raping niece
14-year-old sentenced to two strokes

27 FEB....SAUDI ARABIA: Mother to decide fate of ungrateful son
Court sentences him to 200 lashes for assaulting her

28 FEB....AUSTRALIA: Sydney sharia victim whipped 'out of love' (with video clip)
Convert to Islam, 32, flogged with electric cord

28 FEB....MALAYSIA: Caning still needed to discipline students in school, says STU chief
Teachers' union supports the use of CP for boys

28 FEB....MALDIVES: Maldives government to appeal flogging of rape victim
President says he is shocked by sentence

March 2013

01 MAR....BOTSWANA: Three lashes for three slaps
22-year-old gets a caning for contempt of court

01 MAR....BRUNEI: 17 years, 12 strokes for raping daughter
Divorced man, 44, given exemplary punishment

03 MAR....SINGAPORE: He went from jail to NUS law school (illustrated)
New lawyer, pictured now at age 34, spent 10 years in jail and received 19 strokes of the cane

04 MAR....UNITED STATES: Houston lawmaker's bill would stop 'paddling' in the classroom
Move to outlaw school CP in Texas

05 MAR....BAHAMAS: Anger after mass caning at school
29 seventh-grade boys punished for disruption

05 MAR....THAILAND: Teacher caning student clip goes viral (with video clip)
Boy seen in video receiving punishment in class; Many Thai viewers approve

05 MAR....UNITED STATES: San Benito superintendent against bill to ban spanking at Texas schools (illustrated)
Spanking procedure described; pictures show paddle used, in close-up

05 MAR....UNITED STATES: Mid-South mom seeks answers after school paddling
Tennessee boy, 12, pictured, spanked for disrespect; school says all was in order

07 MAR....MALAYSIA: Jail term, caning enhanced for four men for rape of teenage girl (illustrated)
20-somethings, pictured, have their punishment increased from one stroke to six

13 MAR....SAUDI ARABIA: Jail terms, lashes for rioters
Two brothers to receive 200 lashes each plus a month in prison

14 MAR....BRUNEI: Three foreigners guilty of overstaying
Two of them receive three strokes of the cane

14 MAR....MALAYSIA: Duo get five year's jail, cane for armed robbery
Both 19-year-olds to receive three strokes of the cane

15 MAR....SINGAPORE: 6½ years' jail and cane for abusing minors (illustrated)
25-year-old, pictured, ordered to receive six strokes

21 MAR....ZIMBABWE: Teen to receive strokes for bedding minor
Three strokes of the cane for boy, 16

25 MAR....ICELAND: Icelandic Handball Inauguration: Tradition or Violence? (illustrated)
Spanking as sports team initiation: 17-year-old's bruised backside is pictured

29 MAR....BOTSWANA: Wrongly lashed Zim man to sue (illustrated)
26-year-old's caned buttocks are pictured after five strokes

April 2013

05 APR....UNITED STATES: Letter: Corporal punishment in schools urged
Bring back the paddle in California, says high-school student

06 APR....UNITED STATES: Wacky Worship: Flogged, outcast as pagan "lord" (illustrated)
New York local politician in bribery probe, pictured taking part in weird rituals, was flogged by leaders of obscure sect

07 APR....SINGAPORE: No more rebel, now he dreams of sushi (illustrated)
Former gangster turned successful entrepreneur, now pictured at 43, recalls having his buttocks whipped frequently on stage at school in 1980s

08 APR....TONGA: Teenage students harshly spanked in Tonga (with video clip)
Video taken in 2011 shows mass caning by prefects of boys aged 13 to 17

09 APR....TANZANIA: Public schools to continue using corporal punishment (illustrated)
Caning is important in enhancing students' performance by reinforcing discipline, says deputy education minister

10 APR....SINGAPORE: Student jailed for molesting woman as she slept in car (illustrated)
Plus three strokes of the cane for 32-year-old, pictured

11 APR....SINGAPORE: Drug courier spared the death penalty (illustrated)
Heroin trafficker, 30, pictured, sentenced instead to life in prison and a 24-stroke caning

13 APR....UNITED STATES: Paddlings in Miss. schools on decline
Official stats say incidences of school CP in Mississippi down from 58,000 in 2007-08 to 39,000 in 2011-12

13 APR....UNITED STATES: Mom says daughter was bruised by school paddling
Georgia 11-year-old got three swats

17 APR....UNITED STATES: Coach disciplined for paddling students
16-year-old boy and 17-year-old girl got birthday spankings in Florida

22 APR....QATAR: Qatar sentences man to 40 lashes for drinking alcohol
Man, age unstated, also fined; regime clamping down on boozing by Muslims

22 APR....UNITED STATES: School board bans corporal punishment
No more paddling in Muscogee County, Georgia

23 APR....MALAYSIA: Teenager jailed 11 years, given 10 strokes of cane for two counts of criminal offences
18-year-old receives heavy punishment for robberies

24 APR....UNITED STATES: Florida school board allows paddling students after banning practice
Reintroduction of school CP in Marion County, but only at elementary level

25 APR....NAMIBIA: Strong call to reintroduce corporal punishment
Caning needed to tackle indiscipline, say conference delegates

25 APR....SINGAPORE: Man gets 14 years' jail for rape and robbery (illustrated)
Plus 24 strokes of the cane for knife man, 30, pictured

26 APR....BOTSWANA: The law is an ass (illustrated)
Court whipping of 24-year-old woman, pictured, was illegal

26 APR....BOTSWANA: Anal sores save man from the rod (illustrated)
Caning sentence for 32-year-old, pictured, is changed to a fine

26 APR....BOTSWANA: Whipped men reduced to tears (illustrated)
Two thirtysomethings, pictured, receive five strokes each

27 APR....MALAYSIA: Man 145 years, 17 strokes for raping six students
Rapist, 46, will serve "only" 50 years in jail, plus the caning

30 APR....SOUTH AFRICA: Headmaster admits to using corporal punishment (illustrated)
Aggrieved mother publishes partial picture of 10-year-old's caned buttocks

30 APR....UNITED STATES: Joe Rogers: Board of Education v. Seat of Learning
Columnist reflects on decline of spanking in Mississippi

May 2013

01 MAY....NIGERIA: Scavenger Gets 6 Strokes Of Cane For Stealing N4,800 Phone In Ibadan
Corporal punishment for 20-year-old rescued from angry mob

06 MAY....ZIMBABWE: Boy (6) abused by male neighbour
18-year-old who forced him to take part in oral sex is sentenced to three strokes of the cane

07 MAY....MALAYSIA: 8 years' jail, 10 strokes of rotan for drug possession (illustrated)
21-year-old cannabis offender is pictured

07 MAY....UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Teachers regret lack of discipline
Ban on corporal punishment has taken away their authority, they tell National Council

08 MAY....UNITED STATES: City to keep paddlings
Decatur in Alabama drops the idea of abolishing CP

09 MAY....SAUDI ARABIA: Teachers favor corporal punishment
Government wants to ban CP but educators are not happy

11 MAY....MALAYSIA: 'City Hall officer' gets jail
Fake official, 35, also ordered to receive 30 strokes of the cane

13 MAY....TANZANIA: Maasai elders resort to the 'cane' to rescue youths from city vice
"Thorough strokes of the cane" being applied in Arusha to counter drugs and alcohol

14 MAY....SINGAPORE: Bukit Batok lift molester gets 4½ years' jail and 9 strokes (illustrated)
Caning order for 22-year-old, pictured

15 MAY....SINGAPORE: Man who killed toddler jailed 10 years (illustrated)
Plus five strokes of the cane and another five strokes for rioting for 25-year-old, pictured

17 MAY....UNITED STATES: [12 members of St. Helena High] -- Corporal punishment:
Paddling is abolished in a Louisiana school district

20 MAY....SYRIA: Video shows Syrian Islamists flogging men over illegal marriage (with video clip)
They married recently divorced women, got 50 and 40 lashes

23 MAY....SINGAPORE: Bhutanese overstayer broke into 8 restaurants (illustrated)
Serial burglar, 25, pictured, sentenced to a five-stroke caning

27 MAY....ZIMBABWE: Would-be rapist to get 5 strokes
Magistrate's court orders a caning for boy, 14

28 MAY....MALAYSIA: Man fined RM4.7m for cheating firm (illustrated)
Plus eight years in jail and 9 strokes of the rotan for 43-year-old, pictured

31 MAY....MALAYSIA: Jail and rotan for trio who brutally raped woman (illustrated)
Three twentysomethings, pictured, get 48 cane strokes between them

June 2013

05 JUN....SINGAPORE: 'Chopper robber' jailed after five years on the run (illustrated)
And 24 strokes of the cane for 45-year-old, pictured

08 JUN....JAMAICA: 'Spare the rod, spoil the child' -- Falmouth mayor calls for resumption of corporal punishment in schools
Abolition of CP was a "major mistake"; it was effective in curbing unruly behavior, he says

10 JUN....MALAYSIA: Drug trafficking: Man gets 5 years jail, whipping; wife acquitted (with video clip)
23-year-old ordered to receive 10 strokes of the rotan

11 JUN....NIGERIA: Man bags 6 months imprisonment, 12 strokes of cane for slapping a woman
20-year-old pleads guilty to assault

13 JUN....SOUTH AFRICA: Parents bribed by sex pests (illustrated)
Also complaints against teachers about CP: picture shows boy being caned in class

14 JUN....MALAYSIA: Manager gets 15 year's jail for CBT (illustrated)
And four strokes of the cane for white-collar crook, 36, pictured

14 JUN....NAMIBIA: Corporal punishment was assault on pupil
14-year-old boy was caned at private school

14 JUN....UNITED STATES: Irving ISD's new board may bring back corporal punishment (with video clip)
Proposal to reintroduce paddling in a Texas district

15 JUN....MALAYSIA: Public whippings in Johore?
Political parties in dispute over proposal to introduce hudud laws

16 JUN....UNITED STATES: Several charters say paddling part of their program
Corporal punishment a regular occurrence in Memphis school

19 JUN....MALAYSIA: Security guard to serve 10 years for raping stepdaughter (illustrated)
Plus a five-stroke caning for 35-year-old, pictured

20 JUN....SINGAPORE: Jail, caning for celeb chef who sexually abused boy (illustrated)
35-year-old, pictured, is ordered to undergo a three-stroke caning

21 JUN....JAMAICA: Hall bats for flogging in schools
President of teachers' union says CP is a useful disciplinary tool

21 JUN....RUSSIA: Russian Lawmaker Urges Public Flogging of Homosexuals by Cossacks
Siberian politician wants gays whipped in public squares

21 JUN....UNITED STATES: Christian Domestic Discipline Promotes Spanking Wives To Maintain Biblical Marriage
Religious fundamentalists urge husbands to use CP on wives

27 JUN....PAKISTAN: Corporal punishment: Most kids need to be beaten, teachers and parents believe
Results of public opinion surveys

27 JUN....SWAZILAND: Teacher reported to police for giving 19 strokes
Schoolgirl, 17, "could not sit properly" after punishment

27 JUN....UNITED STATES: Tangipahoa board discusses corporal punishment option
Paddling may return in a Louisiana district

July 2013

03 JUL....SINGAPORE: 'Director' of loan-shark team gets jail, caning (illustrated)
24 strokes of the cane for 23-year-old, pictured

04 JUL....MALAYSIA: Welder gets 7 years, 3 strokes for raping student (illustrated)
Caning for man, 32, pictured, who raped 15-year-old schoolgirl

06 JUL....UNITED STATES: Ask the Historical Society: Cecil whipping post? (illustrated)
Last flogging in a Maryland town was in 1940 at pictured jail which still stands

12 JUL....BOTSWANA: Lashed for foul language (illustrated)
"Five strokes of the cane on his bare buttocks" for 21-year-old, pictured

13 JUL....AUSTRALIA: BCC's ban on violent punishment of students "too late"
Christian school in Queensland gives up the paddle

16 JUL....SAUDI ARABIA: Two jailed for robbery
Plus 300 lashes each; also same sentence for three Yemenis

17 JUL....SINGAPORE: Murderer escapes death sentence (illustrated)
First to benefit from new legislation, offender, 23, pictured, gets life plus 24 strokes of the cane instead

18 JUL....SINGAPORE: Man's face slashed over 'ugly' remark (illustrated)
22-year-old, pictured, is ordered a nine-stroke caning and 3 years' jail

21 JUL....UNITED STATES: LISD trustee wants paddling approved
Move to bring back CP to a Texas school district

25 JUL....UNITED STATES: GCCISD: No more swats!
At another Texas school district, paddling is abolished

25 JUL....UNITED STATES: Corporal punishment ends at Marfa ISD
Abolition of paddling at yet another Texas school district

30 JUL....UNITED STATES: Paddle won't be making a comeback
Failure of move to restore CP in a Tennessee school district

August 2013

01 AUG....SAUDI ARABIA: 600 Lashes for Raif Badawi: Saudi Arabia's Latest Savagery (illustrated)
Journalist, pictured, is ordered to be flogged and jailed

01 AUG....SINGAPORE: Jail, cane for man who pulled out replica pistol during row (illustrated)
34-year-old, pictured, gets one year and three strokes

06 AUG....UNITED STATES: Some question corporal punishment at school
Paddling controversy in Tennessee

10 AUG....PHILIPPINES: Soc helps Joavan pay debts in jail
Cebu province has banned paddling as prison punishment

18 AUG....BANGLADESH: Disciplinary action mulled for corporal punishment in schools
CP already banned but govt now proposes to imprison teachers who use it

19 AUG....SWAZILAND: Salesian pupils forced to lower trousers in corporal punishment
Headmaster delivers bare-bottom canings at Swaziland's only all-boys high school

22 AUG....MALDIVES: Maldives girl's 100 lashes sentence overturned
High Court rules that she was wrongly convicted

24 AUG....SINGAPORE: Cleared of fake cop charge, but guilty of raping teen (illustrated)
Offender, 45, pictured, sentenced to 12 years plus 12 strokes of the cane

26 AUG....ZIMBABWE: Boy (17) convicted of rape
Magistrate orders him to undergo four strokes of the cane

27 AUG....SINGAPORE: Cenotaph vandal gets 3 months' jail and 3 strokes (illustrated)
Mandatory caning for 33-year-old, pictured, who desecrated war memorial

September 2013

05 SEP....SINGAPORE: Man in fake-cop ruse gets 8 years' jail, 12 strokes of cane (illustrated)
Gang robber, 34, is pictured

06 SEP....SINGAPORE: Burglar risks death fall for $123 (illustrated)
39-year-old, pictured, gets 5 years plus a 12-stroke caning

13 SEP....UNITED STATES: Hanging Up The Paddle (illustrated)
20 years after Washington State banned school CP, a paddle called "The Educator", pictured, hangs in former principal's garage

14 SEP....NIGERIA: Man to receive 7 strokes for possession of Indian hemp
Offender's age not stated

17 SEP....SINGAPORE: Jail and six strokes for final accused (illustrated)
Sequel to fatal gang fight; youth, 25, pictured, guilty of causing grievous hurt

20 SEP....MALAYSIA: Labourer jailed six years for robbery (illustrated)
32-year-old, pictured, also gets five strokes of the cane

20 SEP....UNITED STATES: School news good
Same-sex rule introduced for spanking in a Texas district

24 SEP....UNITED STATES: To paddle or not to paddle? (with video clip)
Differing school CP policies in Birmingham area, Alabama

25 SEP....NIGERIA: Magistrate orders accused persons to be given 24 strokes of cane
Two 18-year-olds guilty of stealing equipment to be punished by prison officials

25 SEP....UNITED STATES: Spanking gets time out at SD schools
School CP is abolished in an Indiana district

27 SEP....NIGERIA: Court Jails Mom, Son For Assaulting DPO, Constable
Two years in prison and 20 strokes of the cane for multiple offender, 27, and seven years' jail for his mother

27 SEP....MALAYSIA: Tiga pesalah muda disebat [Three young offenders whipped] (illustrated)
28 SEP....MALAYSIA: Trio whipped in open court (illustrated) (with video clip)
Robbers aged 18, 19 and 20, pictured, receive juvenile caning over their jeans in front of judge and families (rare reports of juvenile JCP process)

29 SEP....SAUDI ARABIA: A costly fight for two Saudi drivers
Road rage motorists are ordered jailed and flogged

29 SEP....SRI LANKA: Public caning to be proposed
Government minister, concerned about child abuse and rape, will submit idea to parliament

October 2013

01 OCT....TANZANIA: Two jailed over theft of 26m/- TTCL items
15 years in prison and 12 strokes of the cane each

10 OCT....MALAYSIA: Romanian mechanic escapes gallows on drug charge, gets 8-year jail (illustrated)
Offender, 29, pictured, also gets 10 strokes of the cane

11 OCT....MALAYSIA: 7 years, five strokes for causing hurt to woman (illustrated)
30-year-old handbag-snatcher is pictured

11 OCT....UNITED STATES: Leeds Schools In Alabama Not Budging On Corporal Punishment Policy
Mother makes national fuss about paddling even though district already requires parental consent

12 OCT....UNITED KINGDOM: The headmaster who beat me black and blue with a bamboo cane -- and why I'd like to thank him for it (illustrated)
Inspiring and charismatic 1950s disciplinarian, pictured, is recalled

14 OCT....UNITED STATES: Is paddling still a proper form of school discipline?
Question of CP raised in Tennessee

15 OCT....SINGAPORE: 6 get jail, caning for deadly attack
Four to six strokes each for twentysomethings after fight in park

17 OCT....UNITED STATES: Video captures coach paddling students
Spanking of two Louisiana middle-school students was not in accordance with local policy

20 OCT....BRUNEI: Arson: 22-year-old gets five years, six strokes
He set fire to a house and six vehicles

20 OCT....BRUNEI: Thief sentenced to 6 years jail, 12 strokes
Heavy caning for local 21-year-old who committed a string of offences

20 OCT....UNITED STATES: Spare the rod, spoil the student?
Varying paddling policies in different Tennessee districts

27 OCT....UNITED STATES: Paddling common outside metro Atlanta
School CP still allowed in 97 Georgia school districts

29 OCT....MALAYSIA: Indonesian gets 12 years, whipping for having syabu (illustrated)
Possessor of drugs, 21, pictured, is ordered to undergo a 10-stroke caning

29 OCT....SINGAPORE: Jealous ex-boyfriend gets jail, cane (illustrated)
20-year-old, pictured, is ordered to receive six strokes of the cane for slashing

30 OCT....MALAYSIA: Thank your lucky stars, judge tells Nigerian (illustrated)
10 strokes of the cane for 32-year-old, pictured

30 OCT....SOUTH AFRICA: Outrage over teacher abuse (illustrated) (with video clip)
13 senior schoolgirls caned on the hands

November 2013

01 NOV....MALAYSIA: Man gets jail and rotan for attempt to rob, injure mechanic and wife (illustrated)
Six strokes of the cane for 25-year-old, pictured

02 NOV....SINGAPORE: Jail, caning for beating up two men (illustrated)
23-year-old, pictured, is ordered to receive six strokes

14 NOV....SINGAPORE: Man spared death penalty for murder of taxi driver (illustrated)
Life in jail plus 24 cane strokes for robber, 35, pictured

15 NOV....SINGAPORE: Drug courier spared the gallows (illustrated)
25-year-old, pictured, sentenced to life imprisonment plus 15 strokes of the cane

18 NOV....UNITED STATES: Wyoming schools can paddle students, but don't
Small state has not abolished CP, but actual usage is close to zero, say officials

19 NOV....NIGERIA: Motorcyclist gets 7 lashes for attempting to rape minor
22-year-old's caning sentence carried out immediately in the courtroom

23 NOV....UNITED KINGDOM: Corporal punishment in Middle Ages reassessed by Leicester academic (illustrated)
Teachers were not brutal or sadistic, he says; pictures show mediaeval representations of school CP

24 NOV....UNITED STATES: Corporal punishment persists in Florida schools
But it is no longer the norm, latest statistics show

28 NOV....MALAYSIA: Youth gets 4 years, 5 strokes for statutory rape (illustrated)
Offender, 18, pictured, had sex with girlfriend, 14

December 2013

05 DEC....UNITED STATES: Santa Rosa schools still paddling
School CP continues in a Florida district, but some oppose it

12 DEC....MALAYSIA: Teenage boy gets 16 years jail, 10 strokes of cane for armed gang robbery
Some of 19-year-old's accomplices are still at large

20 DEC....MALAYSIA: Seven strokes, community service for rape of minor
18-year-old's victim was 15-year-old girl

25 DEC....NIGERIA: Theft: Court orders boy to be flogged publicly
Thief, 16, received his 12 strokes of the cane immediately

28 DEC....SINGAPORE: Man who held sex-and-drug party jailed (illustrated)
5 years in jail and five strokes of the cane for trafficker, 30, pictured

29 DEC....MALAYSIA: Henry Gurney escapees get light whippings
Ten juvenile reformatory absconders ordered 8 to 10 strokes of rattan at court

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