Death penalty for 11 offences to be abolished

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 14 Mar 2019

THE government has decided to abolish the mandatory death penalty for 11 offences, says Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mohamed Hanipa Maidin.

He said the government had instead proposed to give discretionary powers to the courts in commuting sentences for the 11 offences.

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