Michael Peter Fay (born May 30, ), better known simply as Michael Fay, is a United States citizen who was the subject of international attention in when he was sentenced to six strokes of the cane in Singapore for theft . Bill Clinton, the President of the United States, called Fay's punishment extreme and mistaken.
Caning is a form of corporal punishment consisting of a number of hits with a single cane . The cane was also used more or less frequently on boy inmates at the British youth reformatories known from to as approved schools, and.
The teen-ager, Michael P. Fay, said in an interview on Saturday that the four strokes with a rattan cane on May 5 had left three after the caning and that in the days after the punishment he was able to do push-ups. Mr. Fay.