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Malaysia parliament approves law to remove mandatory death penalty

Malaysia has had a moratorium on executions since 2018
Last Updated : 03 April 2023, 09:25 IST
Last Updated : 03 April 2023, 09:25 IST

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Malaysia's parliament on Monday approved legal reforms to remove the mandatory death penalty, trim the number of offences punishable by death, and abolish natural-life prison sentences.

Under the amendments passed, alternatives to the death penalty include whipping and imprisonment of between 30 to 40 years - replacing all previous provisions that call for imprisonment for the duration of the offender's natural life.

Malaysia has had a moratorium on executions since 2018.

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Published 03 April 2023, 09:25 IST

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