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Gov't not tabling bill to abolish mandatory death penalty on drug cases yet

Geraldine Tong

De facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong said the government is waiting on the outcome of an ongoing Federal Court case before tabling a bill to abolish mandatory death sentence for drug-related offences.

“For drug cases, there is a case that has been filed in court... where the applicants have challenged the constitutionality of the death penalty in drug cases...

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