Singaporeans say a Taiwanese TV show has ‘defamed’ their country’s judicial system and that caning is crucial in maintaining social order in Singapore.
The News Lens
By: Yuan-ling Liang
At one point during the program, Ma Xi-ping (馬西屏), a regular on the show, said, “No country aside from Singapore uses caning as a form of punishment.”
“There are plenty of ways to improve order in a society and caning is one of the worst,” Ma said. “It is regarded by international organizations to be the cruelest and most inhumane penalty.”
Wang Rei-de (王瑞德), another regular on the show, said caning was a human rights violation. [FULL STORY]