Dismayed by execution


SUARA Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) condemns the execution of Michael Anak Garing that took place in Singapore at dawn yesterday.

The death penalty will never provide justice. Michael’s execution will not deter future crimes or undo the crime he committed. The death penalty merely endorses and repeats the violence and senseless loss of life inflicted by the accused through his crime, and legitimises violence.

The Malaysian government must learn from this senseless violence and ensure that Malaysia is set on a path to totally abolish the death penalty and not on a path to legitimise murder through the criminal justice system.

Suaram would also like to take the opportunity to extend our condolences to the family of Michael Anak Garing.

SEVAN DORAISAMY

Executive Director

Suara Rakyat Malaysia