Tag: caning

London-born Zouk DJ being caned for drug charges causes diplomatic dispute between UK and Singapore

London-born Singapore DJ Ye Ming Yuen, 29, was sentenced to 20 years in jail and 24 strokes of caning for drug offences. UK media The Daily Mail and The Independent reported that a “major diplomatic row” has been created between Singapore and the UK...

Domestic helper jailed for cruelly forcing a chilli padi into a child’s mouth and caning her

On Monday, December 10, an Indonesian domestic helper was given a six-month jail sentence for serious mistreatment of her seven-year-old charge. When the little girl misbehaved, the helper stuffed a chilli padi into her mouth, caned her on the shoulder and hit her on...

Of Caning, Hanging and the Criminalising of Gay Sex

By Augustine Low The case of Singapore agreeing not to cane suspected StanChart bank robber David Roach as a condition for extradition by the United Kingdom is an interesting one. It could be a paradox or a peculiarity, or both, depending on how you see it. Singapore’s...

Name, shame…what a shame!

Those who are 17 years old in Singapore are not old enough to vote. They’re not old enough to get married without parental consent, they’re not old enough to serve National Service, they’re not old enough to drive, they’re barely old enough to have...