Caning is a widely used form of legal corporal punishment in Singapore.It can be divided into several contexts: judicial, prison, reformatory, military, school, and domestic or private.These practices of caning are largely a legacy of, and are influenced by, British colonial rule in Singapore.
A much smaller cane or other implement is also used by some parents to punish their children for misbehaving.
This is allowed in Singapore but "not encouraged by the government".
Caning is also a legal form of punishment for delinquent servicemen in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and is conducted in the SAF Detention Barracks.
Caning is also used as an official punishment in reform schools.
However, the government mentioned that it considers "the judicious application of corporal punishment in the best interest of the child." Caning, as a form of legally sanctioned corporal punishment for convicted criminals, was first introduced to Malaya and Singapore by the British Empire in the 19th century.
It was formally codified under the Straits Settlements Penal Code Ordinance IV in 1871.They are generally physically fit and robustly built.Some hold "quite high" grades in martial arts even though proficiency in martial arts is not a requirement for the job.Chief Justice Yong Pung How not only dismissed his appeal, but also added three strokes of the cane to the sentence.This precedent set by the Chief Justice became a benchmark for sentences in molest cases, where the court is expected to sentence a molester to at least nine months imprisonment and three strokes of the cane if the offence involves touching the victim's private parts.In some cases, male employees can be sentenced to caning for offences committed by the company they work for.