14 Mar '11, 9am

Malaysia under fire over caning of 30,000 foreigners

Malaysia under fire over caning of 30,000 foreigners

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has said it caned nearly 30,000 foreigners since 2005, a revelation that drew condemnation Monday from rights groups who demanded an end to the "barbaric" practice. Amnesty International says that caning has hit epidemic proportions in Malaysia, where the beatings are administered with a long stick that leaves permanent physical and mental scars. Rights groups were outraged after it emerged that the government said in a statement to parliament last week that a total of 29,759 foreign workers were caned between 2005 and 2010 for various immigration offences. "Judicial caning is a form of torture and ill-treatment against human beings because it causes physical suffering, psychological problems and constant trauma," Andika Abdul Wahab from rights watchdog Suaram said in a statement. "This form of barbaric solution is prohibited" by international law, h...

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