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All 2019's CP news items, for all countries, in a single date sequence



January -- 4 items

February -- 4 items

March -- 3 items

April -- 3 items

May -- 3 items

June -- 2 items

July -- 5 items

August -- 3 items

September -- 6 items, all of which are New!

October -- 4 items, all of which are New!

November -- Coming soon

December -- Coming soon

January 2019

11 JAN....SINGAPORE: British ex-public schoolboy, 29, is at the centre of diplomatic row after Singapore sentences him to 'barbaric' 24 strokes of the cane on his bare buttocks over drugs offences (illustrated)
Drug trafficker Ye Ming Yuen is pictured

14 JAN....SINGAPORE: I was too harsh, says father of drug dealer due to be flogged (illustrated)
Another picture of former club DJ Ye Ming Yuen

15 JAN....SINGAPORE: British drug trafficker who faces 24 strokes of the cane must bear consequences of committing offences in S'pore: MHA (illustrated)
More on Ye Ming Yuen, pictured with his dog and an ice cream

18 JAN....GHANA: GES bans corporal punishment in private, public schools
Government administrative ban on caning

February 2019

12 FEB....BOTSWANA: Lashed for insulting Voice reporter (illustrated)
33-year-old, pictured, is given five strokes of the cane at court

21 FEB....MALAYSIA: Teachers' union says yes to caning, education group says no
Headmaster who turned round a failing high school by use of public CP is celebrated

27 FEB....UNITED STATES: Schools weigh in on whippin's (illustrated)
CP in public schools is making a comeback; a paddle is pictured

28 FEB....UNITED STATES: Paddling students is still legal in a third of the country
Kentucky legislators want to ban it; statistics are quoted

March 2019

07 MAR....SOUTH AFRICA: Corporal punishment claim rocks Paarl Boys' High School (illustrated)
Students at top elite school allegedly choose paddling with a plank instead of detention

08 MAR....SOUTH AFRICA: Paarl Boys' pupils rally around teacher accused of corporal punishment
Many allegations but the school denies them all

29 MAR....BAHAMAS: Out Of Order: Ministry Probes Teacher Filmed Beating Students (with video clip)
Six secondary boys strapped on seat by lady PE teacher

April 2019

04 APR....ZIMBABWE: Judicial corporal punishment outlawed
Constitutional Court finally requires courts to cease ordering the caning of teen boys

20 APR....SOUTH AFRICA: Ferlon Christians calls for implementation of moderate spanking at schools
Learners need to be disciplined, says regional party leader

24 APR....SOUTH AFRICA: Punishment necessary for good behaviour
Reader calls for the restoration of proper formal caning

May 2019

08 MAY....MALAYSIA: Indonesian man sentenced to 20 years' jail for rape of 12-year-old girl, and illegal entry (illustrated)
Offender, 30, pictured, also to receive four strokes of the rotan

08 MAY....NIGERIA: Niger: Student bags 10 strokes of cane for violating motorcycle ban
He said he was ignorant of the law but the magistrate said that was no excuse

15 MAY....UNITED STATES: Paddling of students may end for Rutherford County Schools
A district in Tennessee contemplates abolishing school CP

June 2019

19 JUN....ZIMBABWE: MPs insist on corporal punishment
Parliament pushes back on government proposal to ban school caning

26 JUN....UNITED STATES: Corporal punishment still has advocates
And boys need it more than girls, writes columnist

July 2019

03 JUL....FRANCE: France outlaws all child smacking
No more parental spanking, in theory

09 JUL....NIGERIA: Kwara fashion designer Dauda Azeez sentenced to 12 strokes of the cane for stealing female underwear
He stole 16 pairs of used pants

09 JUL....THAILAND: Air force private severely beaten for using his phone (illustrated)
21-year-old is shown with picture of his bruised buttocks

10 JUL....MALAYSIA: E-hailing driver gets 292 months jail, whipping for armed robberies (illustrated)
Nine strokes of the rotan for robber, 30, pictured

30 JUL....UNITED STATES: Is corporal punishment actually used to discipline kids in GA schools?
Yes -- with the latest statistics from Georgia

August 2019

01 AUG....UNITED STATES: City, county school systems still use corporal punishment
Latest paddling statistics from two districts in Alabama

02 AUG....PERU: Government-Backed Lynch Mob Whip Alleged Thief (illustrated)
Man is pictured bending over to be whipped on seat

06 AUG....UNITED STATES: Lafayette County Removes Corporal Punishment from School District
No more spanking in one area of Mississippi

September 2019

blob All the items for September 2019 are New!

06 SEP....SINGAPORE: Can students be caned in schools and can parents take action against educators?
Yes and no, respectively. A newspaper article explains the rules.

10 SEP....UNITED STATES: [School board searches for replacement trustee]
A district in Wyoming removes CP from its policy

11 SEP....MALAYSIA: Drug addict gets 17 years, five strokes for robbery and knife attack (illustrated)
Caning for an 18-year-old, pictured

11 SEP....UNITED STATES: New State Law Leads CCSB To End Corporal Punishment
Paddling is eliminated in an Arkansas school district

12 SEP....NIGERIA: Girl Gets 80 Strokes Of Cane For Smoking Marijuana In Kaduna
19-year-old female addict sentenced by Shari'a court

16 SEP....SINGAPORE: Teen who raped and robbed 53-year-old sex worker gets 7 years' jail and 15 strokes of the cane (illustrated)
19-year-old offender is pictured

October 2019

blob All the items for October 2019 are New!

1 OCT....ANTIGUA & BARBUDA: Antigua's Corporal Punishment Policy Under Fire
Guidelines for use of the school strap are given; some want it abolished

4 OCT....TANZANIA: Tanzanian president backs official who beat students with a stick (illustrated)
Regional commissioner is filmed caning 14 secondary boys for setting fire to their school

4 OCT....UNITED STATES: [Sikeston R-6 School Board changes monthly meeting time]
A Missouri school district also decides to abandon the paddle

5 OCT....TANZANIA: Toughen flogging law: Magufuli
President calls for schoolteachers to be given greater caning powers

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