British man serving 20 years in jail in Singapore sentenced to 24 lashes


A British man already serving 20 years in jail in Singapore has additionally been sentenced to 24 lashes for drug offences, the harshest caning sentence that may be handed out within the nation.

Ye Ming Yuen was first arrested in August 2016 and was convicted for seven drug offences.

The flogging sentence requires him to be tied, bare, to a picket trestle and hit with a 4 foot lengthy cane.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed that Jeremy Hunt, Britain’s Overseas Secretary, had personally raised the case throughout a gathering with Vivian Balakrishnan, his Singaporean counterpart, earlier this month.

“We strongly oppose the usage of corporal punishment, comparable to caning, in all circumstances,” an FCO spokesperson stated.

“Our consular employees have been helping a British man and his household since his arrest in Singapore in 2016”

The 29-year-old was initially dealing with the dying penalty however the capital sentence cost was dropped as a result of the load of the medicine concerned was beneath 500g, in line with the Daily Mail.

His offences embody two counts of repeat drug trafficking – one in every of 69g and one in every of 60g of hashish.

Mr Yuen’s household have described his caning sentence as “a type of torture”.

He’s serving his sentence at Singapore’s Changi jail. 


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