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At the Pudu Prison exhibition in Kuala Lumpur in 1997/8 a video was shown of a reconstruction of a judicial caning -- not the same one as in the earlier Australian TV documentary. Since this was evidently made by the prison authorities themselves, it is presumed to be authentic. It might even be "the real thing" rather than a reconstruction, though from the multiplicity of camera angles in the completed film, this seems unlikely. The following stills are taken from the film:
Also in the exhibition was the padded wooden A-frame used for caning. The padding seems to have been re-upholstered since the Paul Russell picture was taken:
The following notice was on display in the caning area:
The text reads:
PUNISHMENT BY CANING
This is the compound where the caning sentences for prisoners are carried out.
Caning is done on an appointed day for all prisoners who have been given the sentence. Every prisoner is given all the strokes in one session.
The caning usually starts at 8 a.m. in the morning.
Prisoners are brought to the cells and locked up together to await their turn. They are brought out one at a time for the punishment.
For adults, the rattan will not be more than one half of an inch in diameter. In the case of juveniles, a light rattan will be used.
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