Religious school pupil beaten by warden now in coma

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Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohd Gadaffie, 11, has undergone a double amputation of his legs to prevent infection to tissues and blood cells. Pic from FMT News.

Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohd Gadaffie, 11, has undergone a double amputation of his legs to prevent infection to tissues and blood cells. Pic from FMT News.

JOHOR BAHRU: A private religious school pupil whose legs turned black after he was allegedly assaulted by a warden, has been confirmed to have lapsed into a coma yesterday.

News of the incident went viral on social media yesterday.

Johor Health, Environment, Education and Information Committee chairman Ayub Rahmat said Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohd Gadaffie, 11, underwent a double amputation of the legs on Friday to prevent infection to tissues and blood cells. Read more

Royal pardon, end to death penalty sought during coronation

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Human rights lawyer P Uthayakumar says prisoners deserve a second chance to make amends for past mistakes. Pic from FMT News.

Human rights lawyer P Uthayakumar says prisoners deserve a second chance to make amends for past mistakes. Pic from FMT News.

PETALING JAYA: Human rights lawyer P Uthayakumar has appealed for a royal pardon to commute death sentences and reduce jail terms for prisoners in conjunction with the official installation of Sultan Muhammad V as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong tomorrow.

In a letter to Prime Minister Najib Razak today, he also asked that the death penalty be abolished, saying Malaysia was supposed to mature into a civil and developed society by 2020.

The lawyer asked Najib to advise the Royal Pardons Board to announce that prisoners facing death row, natural life and life imprisonment have their sentences respectively commuted to life imprisonment, maximum 20 years jail and 15 years jail. Read more