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Best to keep drug offenders out of jail, says Liew

Alyaa Alhadjri  |  Published:

Having had a cousin murdered nearly 40 years ago, De facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong said the question still persists over whether the death penalty for the offender would end their family's hurt.

Similarly, he noted that questions were raised on the effectiveness of the death penalty in bringing down overall crime rates, particularly murder and drug trafficking.

In his speech at the Judicial and Legal Training Institute (ILKAP) over the way forward for law reforms and the abolition of death penalty in Malaysia, Liew noted that there were mixed calls for retention and abolishment of capital punishment in Malaysia. ...

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