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Malaysia Might Put an End to Mandatory Death & Whipping Sentences by 2023

today6 September 2022

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Over 70% of the countries in the world have abolished the death penalty and it looks like Malaysia will be joining that percentage soon.

According to The Star, minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said that Malaysia will abolish the mandatory death and whipping sentences by next year, with amendments to the laws to be tabled in Parliament next month.

Wan Junaidi said that judges will be given the discretion to hand down the two sentences instead if the amendments are passed.

β€œIf everything goes well and there are no disruptions to the coming Budget session, we will no longer have the mandatory death sentence in 2023. This will also apply to whipping as it will be left to the discretion of the judges,” said Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar (pic).

The amendments will be proposed during the Parliament…

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Written by: Karissa Lund