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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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She added that caning of female students are not allowed, in accordance with the ministry's circular dating back to 2003.
National Assembly deputy minority whip Chris Wamalwa last week said Members of Parliament are thinking seriously about reintroducing caning as a disciplinary measure in schools to avert the escalating unrest.
FALSE DEBATE class="MsoNormalThe false debate on physical punishment as a method of improving the behaviour of children and learners in Kenya is unlikely to go away any time soon, and many educationists will tell you that even with the caning ban there are some schools where teachers are actively encouraged to beat up their charges for a variety of infractions.
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The caning, however, has raised new questions about whether a state religious court can sentence women to be caned when federal law precludes women from such a punishment, while men below 50 can be punished by caning.
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.