STATEMENT: HAKAM Welcomes Move to Abolish Mandatory Death Sentence for Drug Related Offences

STATEMENT DATED 19 NOVEMBER 2015
WELCOMING GOVERNMENT’S MOVE TO ABOLISH 
MANDATORY DEATH SENTENCE FOR DRUG RELATED OFFENCES

capital punishmentThe National Human Rights Society of Malaysia (HAKAM) welcomes the Government’s move to abolish the mandatory death sentence for drug related offences.

The mandatory death sentence deprives the sentencing judge of the discretion to consider all relevant facts of the case and the individual circumstances of each convicted person. A sentencing judge must be given the option to impose the appropriate sentence.

Whilst removing the mandatory death sentence is a step in the right direction, we would call on the Government to abolish the mandatory death sentence in its entirety for all criminal offences. Read more

STATEMENT: HAKAM Welcomes Move to Abolish Mandatory Death Sentence for Drug Related Offences

pdfSTATEMENT DATED 19 NOVEMBER 2015
WELCOMING GOVERNMENT’S MOVE TO ABOLISH 
MANDATORY DEATH SENTENCE FOR DRUG RELATED OFFENCES

capital punishmentThe National Human Rights Society of Malaysia (HAKAM) welcomes the Government’s move to abolish the mandatory death sentence for drug related offences.

The mandatory death sentence deprives the sentencing judge of the discretion to consider all relevant facts of the case and the individual circumstances of each convicted person. A sentencing judge must be given the option to impose the appropriate sentence.

Whilst removing the mandatory death sentence is a step in the right direction, we would call on the Government to abolish the mandatory death sentence in its entirety for all criminal offences. Read more

Putrajaya bentang pindaan mansuh hukuman mati mandatori pada Mac

Sumber: The Malaysian Insider

Death Penalty

Death Penalty

Putrajaya dijangka akan membentangkan di Parlimen cadangan pindaan undang-undang bagi memansuhkan hukuman mati mandatori atas salah laku membabitkan dadah ketika sidang Dewan Rakyat pada Mac tahun hadapan, kata Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri Nancy Shukry.

Katanya, keputusan itu diambil selepas persetujuan daripada Peguam Negara Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali.

“Saya sudah bincang dengan AG (peguam negara) dan beliau bersetuju.

“Saya harap ia boleh dibentangkan dalam sidang tahun depan pada Mac,” kata Nancy pada sidang media di lobi Parlimen selepas mesyuarat Parliamentary for Global Action (PGA) berkenaan “Parliamentary Rountable on the Abolition of the Death Penalty in Malaysia”.  Read more