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Most Malaysians grew up being exposed to corporal punishment either at home or in school. Be it with the cane, or just having to stand outside the class for a long time, we endured these punishments because as a child, we couldn’t really say ‘no’.

Recently, more and more high profile cases of parents complaining of the kids being caned at school are cropping up. This has managed to spark a debate on whether corporal punishment should still be practised in modern society.

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Source: Malay Mail

In a survey done by international agency YouGov, it was discovered that the majority of Malaysian parents are OK with corporal punishment with a handful feeling it should be allowed in school as well.

619 parents were asked and said that physical punishment is needed for stealing (63%), bullying (54%) and violence (51%).

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Source: The Star

47% out of 619 parents supported the idea of physical punishment to be allowed in school, but 20% disagreed with the remaining ones on the fence about the issue. Additionally, more fathers (58%) support schools carrying out physical punishment than mothers (36%).

The survey also discovered that on the whole, 73% of parents still think that physical punishment is necessary under in certain situtations.

Many Asian countries still hold traditional beliefs regarding child-rearing practices while developed nations such as those in the European Union have banned physical punishment on minors be it in school or the home.

What do you think of corporal/physical punishment? Is there a place for such practice in recent times or it is too barbaric? Share with us your thoughts in the comment section below.

Also read: Malaysians are Supporting Teacher Who Caned Schoolgirl for Calling Him “Pondan”

81% Of Parents Support Physical Punishment For Their Kids - WORLD OF BUZZ

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