20 June 2005 :it was reported that Malaysia’s hangmen and floggers had won pay rises. For every hanging, executioners would be paid the equivalent of 100 EU (490 Malaysian Ringgits), up from 60 EU.
For every swing of the cane, prison officers flogging convicts would now get the equivalent of 2 Euros, up from 60 cents.
The pay increase for about 50 floggers and executioners, who perform "challenging tasks", was long overdue, said Internal Security Ministry Secretary-General Abdul Aziz Mohamad Yusof.
Illegal migrants would be flogged "gently", said the government. Caning is also imposed for crimes including under-age sex.