Caning is a form of judicial corporal punishment in which a prisoner is officially whipped with a cane made of rattan. In a special report in 2010, Amnesty International estimates that as many as 10,000 people each year are subjected to caning in Malaysia and many of the punished are foreign nationals. Regarded by the organisation as a punishment that intentionally inflicts severe pain and trauma, in the opinion of that organisation it violates the absolute prohibition against torture and ill treatment under international law.
The most eggs crushed by the wrist in 30 seconds is 25 by Balakrishnan Sivasamy (Malaysia) at Restaurant Naina Mohamad in Perak, Malaysia on 20 September 2005.
The most people in a mobile phone game relay was 2,030 and was achieved by Nokia (Malaysia) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 11 June 2011. The game played during the relay was ‘Angry Birds’. The game was played continuously, with each individual participant clearing or failing one level of the game, for a total of 10 hours. The reason that Nokia Malaysia decided to stage the record attempt was to strengthen the association between the highly popular game ‘Angry Birds’ and Nokia’s new smart phones. Continue reading →
The world’s smallest elephant is the Borneo pygmy, which is a sub-species of, and 30 % smaller than, the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus). An adult male measures 1.7-2.6 m (5 ft 6 in-8 ft 6 in) tall, whereas the female is 1.5-2.2 m (4 ft 11 in-7 ft 2 in) in height. The average estimated weight is 2,500 kg (5,500 lb). The current population is under 2,000, all living in Borneo, Malaysia, where they were confirmed as being a separate sub-species in September 2003, following Continue reading →
Although no longer the world’s tallest buildings, the 451.9-m (1,482-ft 7-in) Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, remain noteworthy as the world’s tallest matching pair of buildings. The 88-storey towers opened in March 1996.