I would have been more impressed with the Malaysian Authorities if they canned his genitals...can't see how caning an ass is going to stop that guy from ****** again...and what was up with the guys wearing Medical Masks?
When I was in Thailand, in '85, two guys on the ship got busted with drugs. Story was, the dealer turned them in for a reward. Word we got was that they were both sentenced to 10 years and a bunch of lashes with a rattan. Apparently, in Thailand they parcel it out over the term of the sentence. You get a dozen or so and then they let you heal up. A year latter, you get the next dozen.