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MALAYSIA-ENDING DEATH PENALTY: YES OR NO

MALAYSIA-ENDING DEATH PENALTY: YES OR NO
Anti-death-penalty logo, 2007. Wikimedia Commons

The New Straits Times-Oct 13

The cabinet has passed the death sentence on death penalty. With that, Malaysia will join 106 countries that have abolished capital punishment. And if Parliament approves, mandatory death sentence will be taken off the statute book, saving 1,267 prisoners on death row from the noose. But doing away with death sentence is a very divisive issue as New Straits Times Press found out. In a survey conducted by NSTP, 82 per cent of the 22,000 Netizens polled opposed the government’s move to axe the death sentence.

Read more at: https://www.nst.com.my/opinion/leaders/2018/10/420792/ending-death-penalty-yes-and-no

First published in: The New Straits Times

 

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