Cows, horses…and Singaporeans?

“People don’t use the cane now, except for cows and horses.”
Chief Justice Yong Pung How, Straits Times, Nov 2001

“In Singapore, caning is mandatory for over 40 different offences. According to a Reuters report, on average about 1,000 people a year were sentenced to caning over the ten years to 1994. This must mean that the great majority of court cases are not covered in the local press.”
World Corporal Punishment Research (

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