PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar has wholeheartedly welcomed the Cabinet's decision to abolish the death penalty, calling it a "clearly correct" and "conscionable decision". President George Varughese said the Bar is ready to assist the Government in fully realising the abolition of the death penalty in Malaysia. Varughese said the Government will need to work with the federal and state Pardons Boards to ensure that the more than 1,250 convicted persons currently on death row are also spared the death penalty. On Wednesday (Oct 10), Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said the Cabinet has given the green light for the death penalty to be abolished. The de facto law minister said amendments to the existing laws imposing the death penalty as a capital punishment would be tabled in the next Dewan Rakyat meeting.
Source: The Star October 11, 2018 11:48 UTC