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AseanPlus News 26 May 2016 | 7:34 AM

Indonesians back death for child abusers, activists unhappy

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.

AseanPlus News 01 Nov 2018 | 12:00 AM

Singapore launches death penalty survey as rights groups call for abolition

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.

Nation 23 Nov 2017 | 4:54 AM

Govt proposes to allow court to decide on mandatory death in drug offences

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.

Nation 06 Nov 2017 | 8:38 AM

Apex court rules exemplary damages not available for death-in-custody cases

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.

AseanPlus News 20 Dec 2016 | 12:00 AM

Widow of murdered Thai Olympic competitor given death penalty

Bangkok: The widow of a Thai Olympian gunned down while driving his Porsche through Bangkok was given the death penalty for arranging his killing.

Nation 26 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

Cabinet to decide on death penalty soon

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.

Nation 27 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

Chew: Everybody has a right to talk about abolition of the death penalty

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.

Nation 06 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM

‘Power Ranger’ fails to overturn death sentence

PUTRAJAYA: A man who claimed that he felt like a “Power Ranger” when beating his six-year-old stepson to death was sent to the gallows by the Federal Court.

AseanPlus News 15 Sep 2017 | 12:00 AM

Prosecutors seek death penalty for ex-PetroVietnam chairman

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.

Thailand 07 Jul 2017 | 8:52 AM

Thai officials sue news outlet for ‘Death Island’ tag

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.