Oil-rich nation urged to reconsider harsh penalties taking effect today.
We are trying to save his life, the prime minister assures.
The sentence against Michael Anak Garing, convicted of murder, should be commuted to life imprisonment, says N Surendran.
LETTER | All they have to do is table the bill, and let Parliament decide on it.
LETTER | Today's announcement clearly falls short of what the cabinet said in October last year.
COMMENT | The government has sacrificed principle at the altar of political expediency.
The moratorium will grant reprieves to 737 inmates on death row and close the state’s execution chamber.
ADUN SPEAKS | Legislation should be carried out democratically, and not imposed on the country without respecting citizens' views.
Decision will be made before Dewan Rakyat convenes next month, says minister.
LETTER | Madpet urges gov't to table necessary bill, so that Sirul Azhar Umar can return to give evidence.
Youth chief Lim Siew Bok says more people now understand the need to keep the law.
CAMERON POLLS | Division leader says he merely wanted to get the DAP leader's support for a petition.
Ramkarpal Singh says judges should be allowed to decide especially if it concerns the life of an accused.
INTERVIEW | Legal don Azmi Sharom says gov't should review death penalty for drug-related offences, as it is an ineffective deterrent.
Decision to abolish death penalty is still being reviewed and gov't is awaiting feedback, minister adds.
COMMENT | If we had a referendum on the death penalty, can the penalty be allowed to proceed, on the minority vote of the electorate?
Rahim Noor says little concern is paid to the wishes of murder victims' families.
Both, in separate cases, were convicted for drug trafficking.