Government must move towards total abolition of death penalty

THE National Human Rights Society for Malaysia (Hakam) commends the present government for tabling the Abolition of Mandatory Death Penalty Bill 2023 for first reading in the Dewan Rakyat on March 27. This is a progressive step taken by the government to advance human rights in Malaysia.

Mandatory use of the death penalty denies judges the possibility of considering the mitigating circumstances of the accused or the offences when delivering a proportionate and fair sentence.

Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Letters

Keeping a sweet industry alive
Wrong perception of MACC
Monetary policy is pre-emptive, not premature
Saving up for a comfortable retirement
Why are dogs getting a raw deal?
Push for integrated health records
Governance for water security in Penang
Brand loyalty and politics
Tina Turner was simply the best in rock history
Pointless pursuits in Parliament

Others Also Read