I’m always a supporter of using caning as a punishment for serious crime like rapes. (Note, I meant for serious crimes) I feel that such punishments act as a way to deter a lot of people from committing the crime. And if someone wants to break those law, he has to pay for it. The laws has already been written. If you choose to break the law, you have to accept the punishment.
I feel that it is these strict laws that made Singapore a safe place. It’s safe for a gal to return home at 3am alone. This is what I like about Singapore. And I’m willing to give up some human rights in exchange for this peace. Besides, the evil side of me feels that criminals who commit serious crimes shouldn’t be qualified for human rights. That is also why I support the death penalty for serious crimes like murder and drug trafficking.
And when I saw this leaked video of how caning was conducted in Malaysia, I’m sure that what I supported was right. Look how a rotan can reduce a man to a cry baby. How he shiver while waiting for the next cane. And the way the skin open up after the cane. I’m the scar will remind him of his misdeeds. I hope this video would be able to serve as an deterrent to everyone. And remind everyone the tough penalty behind those serious crimes and make them think more than twice before doing it.
This video might be considered NSFW. A bit gross too.
OK, perhaps they should cover up the person’s face so that those watching the video will not know who is he. But am glad that this video managed to leak out. I’m sure more people will think twice before committing a crime.
Note: the canning in Singapore is carried out in a room and not in the open. But I think they are using the same kind of caning method. So think twice before you commit a crime.
PS: I know the human rights folks will slam me for writing this. But I hope you guys give me the human rights to voice my personal views. I know this topic is very subjective. But I respect your views and I hope you respect mine too. End of the day, lets agree to disagree if you don’t agree with my saying. Don’t flame me for this. Thanks.