Experts against new drugs Bill


KUALA LUMPUR: The Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Bill 2017, which purports to return the discretion to impose the death penalty to judges, actually gives the power to the public prosecutor, say retired judges, anti-death penalty advocates and the Malaysian Bar.

The Bill, which was tabled for its first reading in Parliament on Thursday, seeks to empower the judge with the discretion to impose the death penalty or life imprisonment, and whipping of not less than 15 strokes in drug trafficking cases.

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