Malaysia capital punishment - updates

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Malaysia accused of U-turn on death penalty abolition

Mar 13, 2019 - 9:46 PM

The government will only repeal the mandatory death penalty, which means it will be at a judge's discretion whether to order someone to hang or send them to jail for offenses where a death sentence is currently mandatory

DEATH PENALTY. As a pedestrian (L) walks past, a grim message of Malaysia's mandatory death penalty for drug trafficking adorns the perimeter wall of the historic Pudu Jail downtown Kuala Lumpur on November 1, 2007. File photo by Tengku Bahar/AFP

Malaysia to abolish death penalty – minister

Oct 11, 2018 - 4:44 PM

The Malaysian government has decided to scrap capital punishment because there has been strong domestic opposition to the practice

Malaysian murder convict loses appeal against hanging in Singapore

Apr 05, 2016 - 2:40 PM

Singapore s highest court quashes a final appeal by a Malaysian murder convict setting the stage for his execution by hanging despite calls for mercy from rights groups