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Philippines 02 Mar 2017 | 7:15 AM

Philippines takes big step back towards death penalty

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign to bring back the death penalty for drug-related crimes has cleared a major hurdle, with supporters backing it in congress but critics denouncing the planned killings as “inhumane”.

AseanPlus News 27 Jun 2016 | 5:01 AM

Philippines’ Duterte says wants death penalty for revenge

MANILA: Incoming Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte on Monday hit out at “stupid” human rights campaigners, as he defended his imminent war on crime and emphasised the death penalty was for retribution.

Nation 24 Mar 2016 | 8:59 AM

Bar urges hold on executions pending death penalty review

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar has urged the government to declare a moratorium on any executions, in light of an impending review of the mandatory death penalty.

Nation 26 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

Ramli signs petition against abolition of death penalty

PETALING JAYA: Barisan Nasional candidate Ramli Mohd Nor took a short break from campaigning to sign an MCA petition against the abolition of the death penalty.

Nation 19 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

Liew: No referendum on abolishing death penalty

KOTA KINABALU: There is no need for a referendum on the proposal to abolish the death penalty in Malaysia, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk V.K. Liew said. A referendum, he added, was not constitutionally required.

Nation 01 Nov 2018 | 4:24 AM

R.AGE Newsflash: The problems with the death penalty

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia is set to abolish the death penalty for all crimes, joining ranks with 106 other countries that have already done so.

Nation 09 Feb 2018 | 12:00 AM

Court upholds death sentence of ‘Tuhan Harun’ followers

PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal upheld the death sentence of two “Tuhan Harun” followers for the murder of a Pahang Islamic Reli­gious Department (Jaip) assistant enforcement chief in 2013.

AseanPlus News 12 May 2017 | 6:13 AM

Taiwan child killer escapes death penalty

Taipei (AFP) - A schizophrenic Taiwanese man who decapitated a three-year-old girl in public on a busy Taipei street escaped the death penalty Friday as he was sentenced to life in prison for what the court called an "appalling" crime.

Nation 26 Feb 2017 | 12:00 AM

Expert: M’sia duty-bound to probe suspicious death

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia is duty-bound to investigate death under suspicious circumstances that happened in the country, regardless of the status of the deceased, said Datuk N. Sivananthan of the International Criminal Court List of Counsel in the Hague, the Netherlands.

AseanPlus News 08 Jul 2016 | 12:00 AM

Man fined for faking death cert

SINGAPORE: A man, who was given his salary in advance faked a death certificate when his employer wanted proof of his wife’s death – for which the advance was given.