corpunWorld Corporal Punishment Research

ruler   :  Archive   :  Up to 1975   :  SG Judicial May 1917


Judicial CP - May 1917

Corpun file 22398

The Straits Times, Singapore, 16 May 1917

Click to enlarge

Singapore Assizes.

A Malay named Ahmad bin Jafar and an Indian named Kassim Khan were charged together with the theft of four rolls of silk, valued at $52, from a shop in North Bridge Road. They claimed to be tried. Kassim Khan was found not guilty, and was discharged, but Ahmad bin Jafar was convicted. He had a long record of previous convictions, and has spent most of his time in prison since 1896. His lordship said that he was a bad character, and committed him to rigorous imprisonment for three years, further ordering that he receive 12 strokes with a ratan.


About this website

Search this site

Country files: Corporal punishment in Singapore

Article: Judicial caning in Singapore

Archive up to 1975: Singapore

Archive 1976 to 1995: Singapore

Picture index

Video clips

blob THE ARCHIVE index

blob About this website

blob Country files  Main menu page

Copyright C. Farrell 2010
Page created October 2010