Thursday, April 16, 2009

Caning Returns to Malaysian Schools

(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) Three years after banning corporal punishment, the government of Malaysia has revived the practice to address discipline problems.
The government made the decision to revive caning last month and will issue specific guidelines on how to implement the punishment, Deputy Education Minister Wee Ka Siong said.

“We will allow the headmaster or anyone who has been authorized to execute the punishment, while parents will be notified and invited to witness the caning to be done in a confined area,” he said.
Naturally, some people will protest the caning of schoolchildren, believing it to be an assault.

However, many others support judiciously-imposed corporal punishment as an acceptable method of instilling discipline in youngsters.

2 comments:

Robert said...

I believe it was also Malaysia about a decade ago that made certain white-collar crimes such as financial fraud, insider trading, and market manipulation punishable with caning as part of the penalty.

jwenting said...

the punishment should be executed quite publicly, and the screams of the kids put on the school PA system for all the punters to hear.
Only that might work to get them to behave. This way of doing it in private will only lead to the kids becoming classroom celebrities and gaining notoriety.