Abolishing Mandatory Death Penalty is a Step in the Right Direction
Lily Jamaludin, Campaigner, Amnesty International Malaysia
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The Malaysian government recently announced that it will abolish the mandatory death penalty, currently applicable to a number of offences such as murder and terrorism, but also drug-related offences. Just to be clear, this does not mean that the government has agreed to abolish the death penalty as a whole. So, what’s the difference between the mandatory death penalty and the death penalty as a whole? And what does this upcoming abolition mean for our criminal justice system?
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Produced by: Dashran Yohan
Presented by: Dashran Yohan
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