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Two Myanmar migrant workers on death row for the brutal murder of a pair of British backpackers have had their sentences commuted to life imprisonment following a mass royal pardon.
PETALING JAYA: The decision of the Federal Court that the abolition of the mandatory death penalty should be dealt with by Parliament should not be the end to the discussion of the matter, says Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) commissioner Datuk Mah Weng Kwai.
BANGKOK, Aug 15, 2020 (AFP): Two Myanmar migrant workers on death row for the brutal murder of a pair of British backpackers in Thailand have had their sentences commuted to life imprisonment following a mass royal pardon.
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Two migrant workers from Myanmar on death row in Thailand for the 2014 murder of two British backpackers had their sentences commuted to life in prison on Friday thanks to a royal decree, their lawyer said.
KUALA LUMPUR: The findings of the special committee on alternative sentences to replace the mandatory death sentences will be presented to the Cabinet soon for approval, says Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan.
PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court has ruled that the Parliament has the legislative power to enact offences and its prescribed punishment, including the mandatory death sentence.
SEPANG: The husband of a lecturer, who was found dead from apparent strangulation with her own headscarf, has been charged with her murder.
SEPANG: The husband who allegedly strangled his university lecturer wife to death with her tudung (shawl) has been charged with her murder at a Magistrate's Court here Tuesday (Aug 11).