In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 20th, August, 2020

Horror As Fashionable British DJ Is Flogged 24 Occasions Over Drug Offences In Singapore

Horror As Popular British DJ Is Flogged 24 Times Over Drug Offences In Singapore

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Yuen Ye Ming

A British DJ has been flogged bare in Singapore for medicine offences regardless of requires leniency from Residence Secretary Priti Patel and ex-foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt.

Yuen Ye Ming, a London-born, Singapore-based drum and bass DJ was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment and 24 strokes of the cane on two units of prices of trafficking, possession, and consumption.

On Wednesday, August 19, he was strapped to a big wood trestle earlier than being caned 24 occasions within the city-state’s Changi Jail

The brutal punishment was carried out every week after Yuen misplaced his last attraction in opposition to the sentence.

Final evening the Overseas Workplace condemned the choice to lash his naked buttocks with a 4ft rattan cane.

Yuen’s sister Elysia Yuen, 32, stated: ‘I’m amazed that Ming, who’d been so scared, had the bodily and psychological capability to get via 24 strokes in a single go. [We were] advised Ming was very sturdy in the course of the caning and afterwards too.

‘Ming is aware of what he did was incorrect and deserved to be punished. We all know it is a completely different nation with completely different legal guidelines and it’s best to respect these legal guidelines, however is not a 20-year jail sentence punishment sufficient?’

In an announcement, the British Excessive Fee in Singapore stated: ‘The UK strongly opposes corporal punishment in all circumstances and condemns its use on this case.’

Yuen was first arrested on Aug 5, 2016, at a River Valley condominium and located to be carrying medicine. Investigations later revealed that he was promoting medicine to fund his lavish life-style and repay his playing money owed.

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On the time of his arrest, he was initially going through the demise penalty, however the capital cost was dropped as a result of the online weight of hashish he was carrying was beneath the demise penalty restrict of 500 grams (17.64 ounces) underneath the Misuse of Medicine Act.

On Jan 17, 2018, he pleaded responsible to trafficking, possession, and consumption prices, and the case was adjourned for sentencing.

Whereas out on bail, Yuen was arrested on Feb 20, 2018, and charged with a second set of trafficking, possession, and consumption offences. He pleaded responsible to 4 of the 12 prices on July 18, 2018.

On Aug 1, 2018, he was sentenced to a complete of 20 years’ imprisonment and the utmost 24 strokes of the cane by a district choose.

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