This set by the Chief Justice became a benchmark for sentences in molestation 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.
But as a society we are more advanced than this, and there are ways to punish people that are as severe as physical violence in their effects without being cruel and barbaric.
As of today, the Vandalism Act imposes a mandatory caning sentence of between three and eight strokes for a conviction of vandalism.
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The aforementioned Lorongs are numbered.
Under pressure from , Singapore's President reduced Fay's sentence from six to four strokes.
The other seven gang members received jail terms between three years and six years and caning between three and six strokes for rioting.
We are supposed to be better than that.