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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

Ronald Dela Rosa: Death for police found guilty of murder

Former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief and now senatorial candidate Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa wants the death penalty imposed on police officers found guilty of committing murder, especially in the name of the government’s war on illegal drugs......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Bato dela Rosa wants tougher laws on illegal drugs

Senatorial candidate Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa, a former chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), wants stricter laws on drug offenses, but two opposition bets oppose the way the administration's war on drugs are being implemented. During a forum staged by CNN Philippines on Sunday, Dela Rosa, and opposition senatorial candidates Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano and human rights lawyer Chel Diokno were asked on how they would solve the country's drug problem. Dela Rosa reiterated his aim of getting the death penalty reimposed on on drug traffickers. "From my experience as director general nung the Bureau of Corrections, kausap ko yung mga Chinese, Taiwanese, Hongkong ...Keep on reading: Bato dela Rosa wants tougher laws on illegal drugs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

Death penalty can help put an end to country& apos;s drug problem: Bato - Sun.Star

Death penalty can help put an end to country's drug problem: Bato - Sun.Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsDec 1st, 2018

Act on death penalty bill, Barbers urges Senate

Act on death penalty bill, Barbers urges Senate.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

Restore death for drug traffickers, Senate urged

Restore the death penalty, at least for drug traffickers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

After shabu smuggling, Barbers asks Senate to pass death penalty bill

  MANILA, Philippines – House committee on dangerous drugs chairperson Robert Ace Barbers urged senators to pass the bill reviving the death penalty as he continues to lead the probe into the multibillion-peso shabu smuggled into the country this year. Barbers made the appeal to the Senate on Wednesday, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

After shabu smuggling, Barbers asks Senate to pass death penalty bill - Rappler

After shabu smuggling, Barbers asks Senate to pass death penalty bill - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

Kagay-anon Booter wins Golden Boot in Asia’s Largest Int’l Youth Football Tournament

Cagayan de Oro booter Carlo Dorin won the coveted Golden Boot award and played a key role in helping the Philippines’ Great Oak Manor (GOM) win back-to-back championships in the prestigious SingaCup in Singapore recently. Great Oak Manor (Philippines) was crowned U18 Champion 2018 via a penalty shootout over Kelab Bolasepak Remaja Shah Alam (Malaysia) (3) 0-0 (2). SportCares (Singapore) finished third in this tourney billed as Asia’s largest international youth football tournament, held Nov. 3 to Nov. 9, 2018 at Turf City, Singapore......»»

Category: newsSource:  kagay_anRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

Saudis issue charges but exonerate crown prince in Khashoggi murder

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (3rd UPDATE) –  The Saudi government exonerated the country's powerful crown prince of involvement in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi Thursday, November 15, as death-penalty charges were announced against 5 men and the US placed sanctions on 17 suspected of involvement. Riyadh prosecutors announced indictments ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

Turkey says Saudi explanation over Khashoggi murder ‘insufficient’

  ISTANBUL -- Turkey on Thursday said the Saudi statement over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was "insufficient" and insisted that the killing was "premeditated."   "We find all those steps positive but insufficient," Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in a televised speech.   Riyadh's public prosecutor said five Saudi officials face the death penalty over the murder of Khashoggi who was drugged and dismembered inside the kingdom's Istanbul consulate last month. /kga...Keep on reading: Turkey says Saudi explanation over Khashoggi murder ‘insufficient’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

Saudi prosecutor exonerates crown prince in Khashoggi murder

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (UPDATED) – Saudi Arabia Thursday, November 15, called for the death penalty against 5 people accused of murdering journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the kingdom's Istanbul consulate, but absolved the crown prince of any blame. Khashoggi, the Washington Post contributor and critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

Filipino saved from UAE death row returns home

A 29-year-old Filipina domestic helper who was saved from the death penalty in the United Arab Emirates returned home yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2018

Filipino saved from UAE death row returns home

A 29-year-old Filipina domestic helper who was saved from the death penalty in the United Arab Emirates returned home yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2018

What we know about the U.S. synagogue shooting suspect

WASHINGTON, United States – The shooter in Saturday's deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, identified by officials as local resident Robert Bowers, is to face federal charges that carry the death penalty. Here is what is known so far about the suspect, who reportedly yelled "All Jews must die!" as he launched ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 28th, 2018