caning


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caning

n. a punishment for crimes employed in certain Asian countries (notably Singapore) even for misdemeanors (lesser crimes) in which the convicted defendant receives several lashes with a flexible "cane" meted out by a husky and skilled whipper. Such corporal punishment so far is unknown in the last century in the United States.

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Only three states in Malaysia - Pahang, Perlis and Kelantan - impose caning for drinking alcohol.
There was little force involved and it was not going to inflict pain, not even like the caning carried out in schools in those days.
Former teacher MARY PARKINSON, wife of TV presenter Michael, said: "I agree with punishment, but caning is wrong.