Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Caning doesn’t deter illegals (Star)

The Malaysian Bar has already called for the abolition of whipping and corporal punishment...and it has been pointed yet again in the recent Star report that whipping is not a deterrent...

They come because there is work here -- and the real persons that should be targeted are the employers - not these persons who coming looking for work to support themselves and their families.

The law says that employers will also be whipped --- but are we not surprised that no employer has yet to be whipped. At the same time

Tuesday July 22, 2008 (Star Online)

Caning doesn’t deter illegals

KOTA KINABALU: As many as 4,326 illegal immigrants jailed, caned and deported have been found back in Sabah.

Sabah Immigration Department director Datuk Baharon Talib said some of them had been deported up to seven times but they keep coming back.

He said these immigrants who were rearrested between 2004 and June this year were found working at plantations, mills, workshops and restaurants.

Baharon, who was responding to calls for locals found guilty of employing illegal immigrants to be caned, said that there had been no caning imposed on employers.

However, he said several companies were charged or fined by the courts for not paying the levies.

Calls for more stringent action against those who employ illegal immigrants have been growing in the state.

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