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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

Bato to push for death penalty revival if he wins in 2019 polls

Restoring the death penalty is one of Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Ronald 'Bato' Dela Rosa's agenda should he win in the 2019 senatorial race.........»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

SWS: Filipinos prefer life terms for drug-related crimes

A majority of Filipinos prefer the imposition of life imprisonment for seven drug-related crimes instead of the death penalty, a survey by Social Weather Stations showed......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

SWS: Less than 50% of Filipinos want death penalty for 7 drug-related crimes - Rappler

SWS: Less than 50% of Filipinos want death penalty for 7 drug-related crimes - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

SWS survey on death penalty, JV Ejercito, Google Pixel | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: SWS: Less than 50% of Filipinos want death penalty for 7 drug-related crimes Senator JV Ejercito leaves Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino or PMP, the political party of his father, former president and Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada. Former Bangsamoro Transition Commission member and assemblywoman Samira Gutoc will run for senator in the 2019 elections. Japan has the most visa-free access to most countries. Google ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

SWS: Majority of Filipinos favor return of death penalty

NEARLY six in every 10 Filipinos favor the revival of capital punishment for heinous crimes, a campaign promise of President Rodrigo Duterte, according to the Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released on Wednesday. The poll from March 22 to 27 among 2,000 Filipino adults nationwide showed 59 percent of respondents agreed that the death penalty [...] The post SWS: Majority of Filipinos favor return of death penalty appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Majority of Filipinos want death penalty brought back, SWS poll finds

Nearly six in every 10 Filipinos agree that the death penalty should be reinstated for heinous crimes, according to a study that Social Weather Stations and the Commission on Human Rights released on the Wednesday, the World Day against Death Penalty......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

PDEA: Drug groups not afraid of getting caught

Rampant corruption in government and the absence of death penalty are the reasons why the Philippines remains a lucrative market for drug syndicates despite President Duterte’s aggressive campaign, an official of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said. Source link link: PDEA: Drug groups not afraid of getting caught.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018

PDEA: Drug groups not afraid of getting caught

Rampant corruption in government and the absence of death penalty are the reasons why the Philippines remains a lucrative market for drug syndicates despite President Duterte’s aggressive campaign, an official of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018

Manila warns no death penalty encourages drug lords

MANILA: A senior official engaged in the war on illegal drugs on Wednesday warned that foreign syndicates would continue to set up illegal laboratories in the country mainly due to the absence of a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsSep 27th, 2018

OVERVIEW: The death penalty around the world

The use of the death penalty is declining: more than two-thirds of countries have abolished or ceased to use it and executions continued to decrease in 2017, Amnesty International says. But capital punishment remains in place in 23 countries, with China still believed to be the "world's top executioner", the group's 2017 report says. Here is an overview:   Death penalty decline Amnesty International says that at the end of last year, 142 countries -- more than two-thirds -- had abolished the death penalty in law or in practice, with 106 ending it in law for all crimes. The latest were Guinea and Mongolia which in 2017 abolished capital punishment for all crimes, wh...Keep on reading: OVERVIEW: The death penalty around the world.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

PDEA pushes death penalty for large-scale drug dealers

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) is renewing its call for the reimposition of the death penalty for large-scale drug traffickers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 26th, 2018

Canada concerned over reported Saudi death sentences for activists

MONTREAL: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed concern on Thursday over reports that human rights activists in Saudi Arabia face the death penalty. The two countries are locked in a diplomatic dispute triggered by Canadian criticism of the kingdom’s human rights record, but Trudeau said Canada continues to “engage diplomatically” with Saudi Arabia. Human rights groups [...] The post Canada concerned over reported Saudi death sentences for activists appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018

Malaysian court to rule on women accused of killing brother of N. Korean leader

KUALA LUMPUR — A Malaysian court will decide on Thursday whether to continue hearing a case against two women charged with the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, or acquit them. Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong, a Vietnamese, could face the death penalty on charges of murdering […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Senate to probe drug smuggling at Customs

The Senate will conduct its own inquiry into the continued smuggling of billions of pesos worth of illegal drugs through the Bureau of Customs (BOC), which also prompted Sen. Manny Pacquiao to renew his call for the imposition of the death penalty on high-level drug traffickers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018