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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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The Banda Aceh city administration decided to carry out the caning in pubic despite a recent decision taken by the Aceh Governor to move the caning punishments indoors, away from the public eye.
Public canings were introduced in Aceh in 2005 and are supported by many Acehnese.
Aceh is the only province in majority-Muslim Indonesia that follows Islamic law and imposes public caning for crimes like theft, gambling and adultery.
"Even though the caning did not injure them [the women], they said it caused pain within them."
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.
News of the women's caning sparked public outrage, with lawyers and rights groups on Thursday blaming the government for allowing it.
Ragunath Kesavan, president of the Malaysian Bar, said it was worrying that the punishment had gone ahead even as the caning issue was being hotly debated by Muslim scholars, religious groups and human rights activists.
13 (ANI): The caning sentence of the Malaysian 'whip-for-drinking-beer' model Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno has not been carried out as a doubt (syubahah) was raised on the implementation.
Robyn Connor, eight, of Bootle, said: ``I think caning is horrible and I am glad they don't do that any more.
Presenting the Fay caning as an appropriate punishment lacks drama.