Friday, March 29, 2019

Capital punishment in Malaysia

Capital punishment in Malaysia
Capital punishment is a legal penalty in Malaysia that is currently suspended from being carried out. It is a mandatory punishment for murderdrug traffickingtreason, and waging war against Yang di-Pertuan Agong (the King). Recently the law was extended to include acts of terrorism. Any terrorists, and anyone who aids terrorists, financially or otherwise, is liable to face the death penalty. Since January 2003, the death penalty in Malaysia has been a mandatory punishment for rapists that cause death and child rapists. A 1961 law states that kidnapping carried a life sentence or a death sentence, preceded by a whipping.
In October 2018, the Malaysian governmentannounced that it would be tabling a bill to abolish the death penalty in Malaysia. In addition, the Government has also imposed a moratorium on all executions until the death penalty is abolished.
In March 2019, however, the government announced they had decided it will not abolish the death penalty.



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