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| August 16, 2017
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Sirul Azhar Umar’s lawyers scramble to provide more reasons and information after the Australian authorities inform them they intend... More ››

| August 9, 2017
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DAP MP welcomes government’s decision to abolish the death penalty for drug trafficking offences but wants it to go... More ››

| August 8, 2017
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Malaysian Bar president George Varughese says the death penalty has no place in a society that values human life,... More ››

| August 8, 2017
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Eric Paulsen says the death penalty has never been an effective deterrent of serious crime and should be abolished... More ››

| July 22, 2017
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Malaysian Bar human rights committee co-chair Andrew Khoo says only opposition parties seem to be in favour of ending... More ››

| July 22, 2017
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Sum Ah Yoon says his younger brother deserves a second chance at life and family members need to see... More ››

| July 21, 2017
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Bar Council's M Ramachelvam says meetings should be held regularly to pore over death penalty cases as well as... More ››

July 20, 2017
COMMENT
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Prabagaran died a victim of a system that was driven by its own relentless inner logic, a system that... More ››

| July 13, 2017
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NGO We Believe In Second Chances will hold vigil tonight after Singapore Court of Appeal dismissed Prabagaran’s application to... More ››

| July 4, 2017
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Family of executed brothers wants authorities to explain why they were hanged in a rush, with legal process not... More ››

| May 24, 2017
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Batu Kawan MP Kasthuri Patto says there is no point talking about respecting human rights without committing to see... More ››

| May 22, 2017
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It adds that according to international law, the mandatory death penalty can only be handed out for 'the most... More ››

| May 6, 2017
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USM's Sundramoorthy fears a reduction in the deterrent effect of conventional punishments. More ››

| May 5, 2017
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Muslim Lawyers Association says an amendment is required, but there's a way of getting around it. More ››

| May 3, 2017
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Human rights body says 'diyat' inconsistent with international human rights laws and is discriminatory as it puts the poor... More ››

| May 3, 2017
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Pahang Regent, Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah says use of 'diyat' could see prisoners on death row, regardless of... More ››

| April 11, 2017
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Amnesty International's Death Sentence and Executions Report shows nine people executed and 36 sentenced to death in the country... More ››

| March 28, 2017
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Chief Justice says this is important as it involves offenders' lives. More ››

| March 26, 2017
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Human rights advocates urge that capital punishment be removed not just for drug trafficking offences, but for all crimes... More ››

| March 25, 2017
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Lawyers’ body wants government to abolish death penalty for all crimes following Cabinet decision to review mandatory death sentence... More ››

| March 15, 2017
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Rabidin Satir will be hanged for murdering a man; brandishing a gun at the victim; robbery; and raping the... More ››

| March 15, 2017
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Global human rights body says Rames and Suthar Batumalai were wrongfully denied the opportunity to have their clemency applications... More ››

| March 14, 2017
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Rames and Suthar Batumalai's family members asked to visit them in prison in view of new execution date set... More ››

| February 24, 2017
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The Ipoh Barat MP says there is no conclusive proof that the death penalty reduces homicides. More ››

| January 24, 2017
VIDEO INSIDE
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Lawyers for Liberty (LFL), Amnesty International Malaysia and Suaram say convict has constitutional right to life and want Malaysia... More ››

| January 15, 2017
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His lawyers are trying to stop his execution by taking Singapore to the International Court of Justice, using Putrajaya. More ››

| January 13, 2017
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Chief Justice Arifin Zakaria laments the shortage of criminal lawyers, investigating officers and chemists. More ››

| January 9, 2017
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The argument put forward by activist groups in Singapore, led by lawyer M Ravi, is that core elements involving... More ››

| January 5, 2017
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The Federal Court finds Hanif Mohamad guilty of murdering a seven-year-old pupil five years ago. More ››

| December 21, 2016
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The 2016 executions would be the fewest since 1972, when the US Supreme Court declared capital punishment unconstitutional. More ››

| November 9, 2016
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Nutchanad Jongjaren was charged with trafficking in 1,453g of drugs at the Bukit Kayu Hitam Immigration Complex two years... More ››

| November 3, 2016
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Lawmaker however hopes that until a decision is made, Putrajaya will impose a moratorium on executions. More ››

| October 13, 2016
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DAP lawmaker Ramkarpal Singh fears that one day, a judge would err in his judgment and send an innocent... More ››

| October 12, 2016
Shamini Darshni

At present, death penalty inmates and their families are not given sufficient notice of executions and some languish in... More ››

| October 11, 2016
VIDEO INSIDE
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Sapenah Nawati’s son receives birthday cards as Amnesty International appeals for his sentence to be commuted to life imprisonment. More ››

| September 24, 2016
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Lawyer Siti Kasim says ending the death penalty is consistent with the mercy, compassion and forgiveness that all major... More ››

| September 8, 2016
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He is accused of trafficking into Indonesia 11.3kg of crystal meth. More ››

| July 29, 2016
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Ricky Gunawan -- whose client Humphrey Jefferson Ejike Eleweke was among those tied to a post and shot in... More ››

| July 26, 2016
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Sarawannee Pisitsakunwong was charged with trafficking in 1,164.5gm of methamphetamine at the Bukit Kayu Hitam Immigration Complex. More ››

| July 26, 2016
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ISLAMABAD:  Pakistan urged the Indonesian government to stay the execution of one of its nationals convicted of smuggling drugs,... More ››

| July 11, 2016
Kasthuri-Patto

The latest shift of goal posts was by not granting discretionary powers to judges to hand down different forms... More ››

June 22, 2016
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“There are positive signs in Malaysia and a steady momentum towards possible change in the death penalty legislation,” the... More ››

| May 21, 2016
COMMENT
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Malaysians need to have a holistic discussion on capital punishment. More ››

| May 20, 2016
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Human rights group urges Singapore to take first step towards total abolition of capital punishment in the island state,... More ››

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NGOs claim Sarawakian Kho Jabing, who is to be hanged in less than 72 hours, may not have had... More ››

| May 17, 2016
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Minister Nancy Shukri says the government is still conducting studies on the effectiveness of the death penalty. More ››

May 16, 2016
VIDEO INSIDE
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The death penalty is nevertheless a hot political issue in Singapore and in neighbouring Indonesia, particularly when foreigners have... More ››

| April 8, 2016
COMMENT
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It's easy to support the death penalty when the condemned persons are faceless to you. More ››

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