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JAKARTA: Indonesia’s introduction of the death penalty and chemical castration for child sex offenders won applause from the public Thursday, but activists warned the punishments would not serve as a deterrent.
SINGAPORE: Singapore will gauge public attitudes towards the death penalty in a survey, the interior ministry said, as human rights groups renewed calls for its abolition.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Government has proposed to revert to the original position of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which will allow the court to decide a punishment of either death or life imprisonment with whipping.
PUTRAJAYA: The families of death-in-custody victims now have fewer rights when it comes to claiming damages following a majority Federal Court ruling Monday.
Bangkok: The widow of a Thai Olympian gunned down while driving his Porsche through Bangkok was given the death penalty for arranging his killing.
PETALING JAYA: The Cabinet will make a final decision at one of its weekly meetings next month on whether to table in Parliament a proposal to abolish the death penalty, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong.
KUALA LUMPUR: MCA Youth’s help in setting up an organisation opposing the abolition of the death penalty does not mean the party has “hijacked” the issue, says MCA secretary-general Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun.
HANOI: Prosecutors in Vietnam said they were seeking the death sentence in an embezzlement case against a former chairman of state energy firm PetroVietnam, as the communist country steps up one of its biggest corruption crackdowns.
BANGKOK: Thai officials have filed criminal charges against a news website for branding the popular beach destination of Koh Tao “Death Island” in reports about a string of murky tourist fatalities.