East Java: three students caught drunk caned at (moderate) Muslim school

The head of ‘pesantrem’ – the Islamic school – Kiai Hajj Mohammad Qoyim confirmed the reports with no qualms noting that “caning (pictured) is practiced only for serious offenses.” He added that the three students were beaten with a sharp stick with the consent of their parents. The boys could leave school, he concludes, but have decided to stay and face punishment: remorse and caning.

Amongst the “alternative” punishments offered by the school, that of being tied to a tree for three days, but they preferred to be caned because “it was a quicker solution.” A punishment inflicted “out of love”, because they had “gravely violated the rules of the institution.”

They get it pretty good.