In support of human rights

ON June 10, 2022, de facto Law Minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar announced that the Malaysian government had agreed to abolish the mandatory death penalty and that it would be substituted with other punishment at the discretion of the courts.

In Malaysia, there are currently 11 offences carrying the mandatory death penalty upon conviction. These include murder, hostage-taking resulting in death, and committing terrorist acts resulting in death.

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