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Australia won't budge on Sirul, encourages death penalty abolition

Wong Kai Hui  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said her country's position on Malaysian fugitive Sirul Azhar Umar was a matter of principle as it involved the death penalty.

"The Australia position is a matter of principle - that extradition cases take into account whether or not the death penalty will be applied in the applying country," she told a press conference after a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail in Parliament today...

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