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Caning is a form of punishment that involves beating a person with a cane, usually made of rattan.[1] Each blow of the cane is called a "cut" or a "stroke".[2] It is most often applied to the hands or buttocks.[2] Caning, as a form of corporal punishment, is prohibited under international law as a form of torture.[3] Caning was banned in British public schools only a few years ago.[4] It is still practiced in places such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Brunei.[4]

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  1. "caning". English Dictionary. Collins. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "What is Caning?". WiseGeek. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  3. "Malaysia: Torture Practiced Systematically in Widespread Caning". Amnesty International. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Daniela Deane (June 18, 1989). "Use of 'the Cane' Lives On: In Parts of Asia, Flogging Still Exists". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 27, 2017.