LONDON (AP) _ A Singapore man who was punished by 12 strokes of a cane says that ″the pain burns in your mind long after it is over.″ Amnesty International, which has urged Singapore authorities to outlaw caning, is using the case of a 40-year-old, unidentified man to make its point about the long-term effects of flogging. Science The invisible scars left by strikes of the cane. Two young Germans, convicted of vandalism after being caught spraying paint on trains in Singapore, are to be caned and imprisoned. Caning is a widely used form of corporal punishment in Singapore. It can be divided into several contexts: judicial, prison, reformatory, military, school, and domestic. These practices of caning are largely a legacy of, and are influenced by, British colonial rule in Singapore. School caning, for disobedient schoolboys, inflicted by the school's Principal, Discipline Master or Operations Manager. Institutional caning is administered in remand homes, approved schools and homes (notably the Singapore Boys' Home), hostels, etc. This is the only kind of caning that may be applied to females. Caning is a form of corporal punishment to discipline people. The public caning as a routine court sentence in Singapore for committing vandalism by American teenager Michael Fay in 1994 who briefly shot to international notoriety. Caning is also a legal form of punishment for delinquent male members of the military (Singapore Armed Forces-- SAF) and these canings are administered in the SAF Detention Barracks. Caning is also an official punishment in reform schools and a form of prison disciplinary measure. Punishment in schools happens whether parents like it or not. Recently, a report in Lianhe Wanbao about a class of 29 students at Raffles Girls Primary School who were ‘punished’ for being too noisy, was doing the rounds in Singaporean news and social media circles.