Will Malaysia Abolish the Death Penalty ?

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Will Malaysia Abolish the Death Penalty ?

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:37 pm

The decision on whether to move forward with this proposal will be made next week. It would be a major policy shift.

Cabinet to decide on tabling proposal to abolish death penalty next month
By Rizalman Hammim - February 14, 2019 @ 1:42pm

ISKANDAR PUTERI: The Cabinet will make a decision on whether to table the proposal to abolish the death penalty in Parliament next month, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong.

Liew said a decision would be reached before the Dewan Rakyat convenes on March 11.

“Ever since the proposal was made in October last year, I have met various interested parties, including family members of victims of crime, non-governmental organisations and family members of death row inmates.

"I have also received a lot of emails from the public on this matter. We have taken into account the opinions of all parties before making the decision," said Liew.

In Malaysia, the death penalty carried out by hanging is mandatory for crimes such as murder with intent to kill, trafficking excessive amounts of drugs and possession of firearms.

Between 2007 and 2017, 35 individuals faced the gallows. A total of 1,267 prisoners are on death row, making up 2.7 per cent of the 60,000 behind bars.
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Re: Will Malaysia Abolish the Death Penalty ?

Post by Duncan » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:58 pm

If it goes ahead most of the prisoners will just have their sentences converted to a long term or life in prison. As we all know running a prison is a business and the shop in some of these prisons make a very good profit from their customers.
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