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Malaysia to abolish death penalty

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia --- Malaysia's cabinet has agreed to abolish the death penalty, a senior minister said Thursday, with more than 1,200 people on death row set to win a reprieve following a groundswell of opposition to capital punishment. Capital punishment is currently mandatory for murder, kidnapping, possession of firearms and drug trafficking, among other crimes, and is carried out by hanging --- a legacy of British colonial rule. Communications and multimedia minister Gobind Singh Deo confirmed the cabinet had resolved to end the death penalty. "I hope the law will be amended soon," he told AFP. The government decided to scrap capital punishment because the Malaysia...Keep on reading: Malaysia to abolish death penalty.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerOct 11th, 2018

Malaysia to abolish death penalty – minister

  KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysia's cabinet has agreed to abolish the death penalty , a senior minister said Thursday, October 11, in a decision hailed by rights groups. Capital punishment in Malaysia is currently mandatory for murder, kidnapping, possession of firearms and drug trafficking, among other crimes . The penalty is exclusively ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Malaysia to abolish death penalty

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s cabinet has agreed to abolish the death penalty, a senior minister said on Thursday, with more than 1,200 people on death row set to win a reprieve following a groundswell of opposition to capital punishment. Capital punishment is currently mandatory for murder, kidnapping, possession of firearms and drug trafficking, among other crimes, [...] The post Malaysia to abolish death penalty appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Malaysia to abolish death penalty

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia --- Malaysia's cabinet has agreed to abolish the death penalty, a senior minister said Thursday, with more than 1,200 people on death row set to win a reprieve following a groundswell of opposition to capital punishment. Capital punishment is currently mandatory for murder, kidnapping, possession of firearms and drug trafficking, among other crimes, and is carried out by hanging --- a legacy of British colonial rule. Communications and multimedia minister Gobind Singh Deo confirmed the cabinet had resolved to end the death penalty. "I hope the law will be amended soon," he told AFP. The government decided to scrap capital punishment because the Malaysia...Keep on reading: Malaysia to abolish death penalty.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

The Vatican’s ruling on the death penalty issue

Over the weekend, the Vatican came up with the latest decree coming from Pope Francis who ordained that the death penalty is “inadmissible” under all circumstances and the Catholic Church should campaign to abolish it......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018

Prosecutor says suspects in North Korean death are trained killers

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia --- Two Southeast Asian women on trial for killing the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader are trained assassins who used "criminal force" to rub the toxic VX nerve agent on Kim Jong Nam's eyes and face, prosecutors said in their closing arguments Thursday. The women's claim that they were duped by North Korean agents into thinking they were playing a harmless prank for a hidden camera show was an "ingenious attempt ... to cover up their sinister plot in order to obscure the eyes of the public and the court," prosecutor Wan Shaharuddin Wan Ladin told the court. Indonesia's Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong of Vietnam, who face the death penalty if convic...Keep on reading: Prosecutor says suspects in North Korean death are trained killers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

Fariñas: Death penalty constitutional, better than EJKs

MANILA, Philippines — The framers of the 1987 Constitution did not completely abolish the death penalty in the country as they saw the possibility that it ma.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 7th, 2016

Death penalty ‘anti-poor, not even fit for terrorists’ — oppositition senatorial bets

OPPOSITION senatorial candidates were firm in their position against the death penalty amid moves in government to reinstate it to reduce crime rate in the Philippines. Free Legal Assistance Group…READ The post Death penalty ‘anti-poor, not even fit for terrorists’ — oppositition senatorial bets appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated News12 hr. 10 min. ago

House removes death penalty from bill punishing drug possession at par...

House removes death penalty from bill punishing drug possession at par........»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

Death penalty removed from bill amending Dangerous Drugs Act

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives removed all provisions that would reimpose the death penalty in the bill seeking to amend provisions of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. During the session on Thursday, February 7, House Senior Deputy Majority Leader Rodante Marcoleta moved for a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

Philippine military confirming reports of Idang Susukan’s death

  MANILA --- The Armed Forces of the Philippines is still trying to confirm reports that Abu Sayyaf leader Idang Susukan was killed from the recent military operations in Jolo.   "Progress reports from various sources on the ground indicate that Susukan eventually died due to the severe injuries that he sustained in the firefight," AFP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Edgard Arevalo said in a statement on Thursday.   Citing intelligence sources, a report from The Star Malaysia said Susukan was injured last February 2 when government troops launched military offensives in Jolo after the deadly twin bombings at a Catholic cathedral there last January 27.   ...Keep on reading: Philippine military confirming reports of Idang Susukan’s death.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

House to review, clarify death penalty bill for drug possession

  MANILA, Philippines --- House Majority Leader and Capiz Rep. Fredenil Castro on Thursday said the controversial death penalty bill, the approval of which was was withdrawnby the chamber on Wednesday would be reverted for second reading approval as soon as it has been "cleansed of all death penalty references." READ:House OKs bill imposing death for possession of drugs at parties In a statement, Castro said House Bill No. 8909 would be presented for second and third reading approval preferably before the start of the congressional break on Feb. 9.   READ:House recalls death penalty for drug possession at parties Passed on final reading last Monday, HB 8909,...Keep on reading: House to review, clarify death penalty bill for drug possession.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

House withdraws approval of death penalty for drugs

The House of Representatives has withdrawn its approval on third and final reading of a bill that would have re-imposed the death penalty on convicted drug offenders, particularly those found committing the offense during parties, social gatherings and meetings......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

Death penalty bill for party drugs use withdrawn

Death penalty bill for party drugs use withdrawn.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2019

House OKs death penalty for being caught with drugs at a party

The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill to reimpose the death penalty on persons found in possession of drugs at social gatherings or meetings......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2019

House OKs death penalty for drug possession at parties, meetings

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives added another drug-related crime that lawmakers want to be punished with the death penalty – possession of illegal drugs during parties and social gatherings or meetings. Legislators approved on 3rd and final reading House Bill (HB) 8909 with a vote of 172-0-0 on Monday, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2019

Saudi Arabia executes 39-year-old Filipina helper

MANILA, Philippines – Saudi Arabia executed a 39-year-old Filipina household service worker found guilty of murder, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed Thursday, January 31. The Filipina, whom the DFA did not identify, suffered the death penalty on Tuesday, January 29. The DFA sent its condolences ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 31st, 2019

OFW s execution in Saudi shows PH can t adopt death penalty – Locsin

MANILA, Philippines – The recent execution of a 39-year-old Filipino worker in Saudi Arabia shows the Philippines cannot adopt the death penalty, said Foreign Secretary Teodoro "Teddyboy" Locsin Jr. "Damn. This is why we cannot adopt the death penalty; we lose the argument of respecting our culture ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 31st, 2019

Locsin revives opposition to death penalty after OFW execution in Saudi Arabia

Locsin revives opposition to death penalty after OFW execution in Saudi Arabia.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 31st, 2019

Roque against reimposing death penalty

Roque against reimposing death penalty.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsJan 27th, 2019

Lagman: ‘House is a chamber of regressive legislation’

MANILA, Philippines --- The House of Representatives has become a "veritable chamber of regressive legislation" after it reduced the minimum age of criminal responsibility from the present 15 to 12 years old and restored the death penalty for drug-related offenses, Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman lamented on Thursday.   The lower chamber approved House Bill No. 8858 on second reading on Wednesday. The bill seeks to lower the age of "social responsibility" to 12 years old, and not nine as earlier proposed by the chamber.   READ:Amid public anger, House relents on criminalizing 9-yr-olds   Meanwhile, the House passed on third and final reading HB 4727 ...Keep on reading: Lagman: ‘House is a chamber of regressive legislation’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 24th, 2019