Singaporean Mandarin Database

This database contains a collection of Mandarin terms which have cultural, historical or sentimental value unique to Singapore. These terms may be used by Singaporeans in the past or at present. Some of the terms are read in print while others are used in our everyday conversations.

biān

to cane

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法政

Legal / Politics

释义

名词、动词

施鞭刑。也可指鞭刑,即新加坡刑事法典的一项刑罚。

DEFINITION

Noun , Verb

Refers to caning as a form of punishment. Also refers to judicial caning, which is a form of corporal punishment under Singapore's Penal Code.

由来
在打鞭时, 行刑者用直径不超过1.27厘米的藤杖抽打犯罪人的臀部。只有新加坡最高法院有权力对未成年男性判处鞭刑。
  • 打鞭期间,必须有一名医务人员在场,以证明犯罪人的身体状况,可以承受打鞭。如果医务人员证明犯罪人身体不健康,则必须在执行过程中停止抽打。
  • 鞭刑只能施行在医学上能接受打鞭的男性罪犯身上,对于女性犯罪人和50岁以上的男性犯罪人则不适用。
  • 成年人士最多可被判处鞭24下,未成年人士则是最多10下。
  • ETYMOLOGY
    • The official responsible for carrying out the punishment uses a rattan cane not exceeding 1.27 cm in diameter to cane the offender’s bare buttocks. Underage males may be sentenced to caning only by the Supreme Court.

    • A medical officer has to be present during the caning to certify that the offender is in a fit state of health to be caned.  Caning must be stopped mid-execution if the medical officer certifies that the offender is not in a fit state of health to undergo the rest of the sentence. 

    • Caning is only carried out on male offenders who are medically fit to undergo the punishment. Female offenders and male offenders above 50 years old are exempted from judicial caning.  

    • Adults may be sentenced to a maximum of 24 strokes, while minors may be sentenced a maximum of 10 strokes. 

    例句
    蒙面男子四次夜闯南大宿舍,非礼女生被判监打鞭。(《联合早报》,25/1/2018)
    SAMPLE SENTENCE
    The masked man, who roamed the hostels at Nanyang Technological University at night on four occasions, was sentenced to jail and caning for molesting girls. (Lianhe Zaobao, 25/1/2018)
    相关资料

    新加坡学校有时也会用轻杖进行打鞭,作为一种体罚。

    RELATED INFORMATION

    Light caning is sometimes used in Singapore schools as a form of physical punishment.

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