Act to abolish mandatory death penalty comes into force
The Abolition of Mandatory Death Penalty Act 2023 was passed by the Dewan Rakyat on April 3.
Saudi executes two men amid death penalty spike
They are the first cases of capital punishment this year in the kingdom, which executed 147 people last year.
Final decision on death penalty soon
The committee formed to look into the matter will submit its findings to the law minister who will in turn brief the Cabinet before a decision is made.
Inmate pens musical tribute to country from death row in Singapore
This is the second song written by Pannir Selvam Pranthaman, who is facing execution for a drug trafficking conviction.
Singapore AG threatens action against MalaysiaNow, 2 others over report on suit by Malay inmates
AG names portal alongside prominent Singaporean rights advocate M Ravi and a Malaysian rights group.
Saudi Arabia beheads man for crimes committed when a minor
Anti-death penalty charity Reprieve and Amnesty International says Mustafa Hashem al-Darwish's family received no advance notice of his fate and only found out he had been executed by reading the news online.
Middle East states executed most in 2020, says Amnesty report
Amnesty says the Middle East 'stands out as a region that clings to the use of the death penalty after deeply unfair trials'.
Singapore single dad who moved drugs to pay debt faces death by lethal injection in Vietnam
Cher Wei Hon was transporting drugs for a woman in order to pay off his debts to her.
Details emerge on case of Singapore woman facing death by firing squad in China
Siti Aslinda Junaidi's lawyer announces some progress made after her plight gained international news coverage.
When sentences are a matter of life and death
Malaysia is one of 55 UN member countries that still use the death penalty.
Ex-MACC boss joins hands with singer Santesh for song written by death row inmate
The song was written to highlight what prisoners experience while awaiting execution.