Malaysia holds off execution of convicted Filipino murderer

Source: FMT News 

MANILA: Malaysia has granted a last-minute stay of execution to a convicted Filipino murderer following an appeal by Manila, Philippine officials said Saturday.

Ejah Jaafar, whose age was not given, was scheduled to hang on Friday after being found guilty of murder in Malaysia in 2006.

But following an appeal by the Philippine mission in Kuala Lumpur, Jaafar’s case was referred back to the pardons board in Sabah state according to a Philippines foreign department statement on Saturday.

The government said its ambassador to Kuala Lumpur has since 2015 been requesting that the Malaysian authorities spare Jaafar’s life and commute his sentence. Read more