26 Jun 2010

Graffiti artist caned in Singapore

6:10 am on 26 June 2010

A court in Singapore has ordered a Swiss man to be caned and jailed for spray-painting graffiti on suburban train carriages.

Oliver Fricker was sentenced to three strokes from a rattan cane and five months in prison after he pleaded guilty to breaking into a train depot last month and spray-painting graphics and the words "McKoy Banos" across two carriages.

"McKoy Banos" are the signatures of a duo who enjoy celebrity status in the shadowy world of graffiti artists.