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Brunei defends whipping 400 immigrants

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It's simple. Respect the laws of your host country.

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When they first arrive, they should be told about the date they must leave.

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Oh compassionate Islam! The prophet must be turning over in his grave.

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Brunei's house. Brunei's rules.

I've already gotten over feeling sorry for those law breakers.

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Don't break the law and you won't get whouped. Simple. They should crack the whip here in Japan too.

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Brunei's house. Brunei's rules.

It works to a point. We still have every right to be critical though. And also anything that goes against any international agreements they are a party to, we have right to hold them to.

I've already gotten over feeling sorry for those law breakers.

So, you would also accept flogging the people who continue to employ over-stayers? I imagine quite a few might have encouraged or even forced the over-staying.

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Brunei's house. Brunei's rules.

I agree. Immigrants from the Third World come to the West, legally and illegally, and are surprised when they go to jail for beating their wives, running cock fights or committing female circumcision on their daughters and are angry when they get arrested and go to jail. If you can't follow the host rules, stay in your home country.

Western countries could use a little corporal punishment, but their constitutions are constrained by laws against cruel and unusual punishment. Since when is it cruel and unusual to banish someone to a deserted island for five years or drug someone and throw him out of an airplane into the ocean (like Argentina) as a form of capital punishment? I'm sure there is very little crime in Brunei, which is not the case in the West.

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You can't whip people with rattan canes. You can only cane them :|

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Heh, from Pakistan too?

Maybe they should take this up in dementedly PC Britain as a bit of a shake-up on immigration - of which the ultimate result only leaves immigrants bleeding the social system dry, which in turn is why they want to be there in the first place.

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It's the same as in Singapore.

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So what about the citizens who aided and abetted these immigrants? Who hired them? Obviously there is a local demand for such persons.

Just because a person breaks the law, the state does not have the right to mete out any form of punishment it wants. Part of the reason the US exists today was the excessive exercise of executive power (from both state and church in those days) where death penalties were liberally given and carried out, corporal punishment rife and liberties non-existent. Yet despite this legacy I am will to bet that some of the pro-whipping crowd on this board are Americans who forgot their legacy and cheer on the whipping of other people. Indeed, the notion of liberty is slipping away before our eyes.

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It's the same as in Singapore.

Yeah, but I'm sure they try to cane people with canes as opposed to whipping them.

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