KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia Abolishment of the mandatory death sentence will be for all offences, despite objections from various quarters, including families of murder victims, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Liew Vui Keong.
He said the public should understand that despite the abolishment of the death sentence, those convicted would still be punished.
I can understand the feeling of families of murdered victims, it hurts, but it is the government’s intention to fully abolish the death sentence. he said when met by reporters at the parliament lobby here today.
Liew said he was finalising several matters before the bill on the abolishment of the death sentence could be tabled in Parliament.
He said, there were 1,267 prisoners in the country waiting for the death sentence.
Source: NAM News Network