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.
UN experts hail Malaysia's move to scrap mandatory death penalty
They say the move sends a strong signal supporting the abolition of the death penalty 'in a region where capital punishment is too often imposed for a broad range of crimes such as drug related offences'.
Cabinet okays new policies on efforts to abolish mandatory death penalty
Minister Azalina Othman Said says the first reading of two new bills will be carried out on March 27.
Bill on abolition of mandatory death penalty to be tabled next month
It is expected to be passed in April and gazetted by May.
Govt has finalised abolishment of mandatory death penalty, says law minister
The decision of the task force will be submitted to the Cabinet to be tabled at the Cabinet meeting for approval and for amendments to be passed at the Dewan Rakyat.
Malaysia agrees to abolish mandatory death penalty
It will be substituted with other forms of punishment to be decided by the courts, says law minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.