Government Must Decide on Continuation of Death Penalty Moratorium 

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The Malaysian government must decide whether to continue the moratorium on implementing the death penalty for inmates who have been sentenced to it or not, according to Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Ramkarpal Singh. 

Government’s plans? 

The government needs to address this issue after the Dewan Rakyat passes the bill to abolish the mandatory death penalty, which is expected to be presented for the first reading on Monday. The law will give judges discretionary power to decide on an appropriate sentence based on the facts of the case. After the new law is promulgated, prisoners who have been sentenced to death may file a judicial review to seek a lighter sentence. 

At present, there are 1,324 prisoners awaiting the death penalty in jails throughout the country, including about 400 prisoners who are still in court proceedings. The government also plans to amend the terms “life imprisonment” and “imprisonment for life” to limit the sentence to between 30 and 40 years.

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