Liew: New-look death penalty law may be tabled next week

Lu Wei Hoong

Modified 4 Jul 2019, 6:41 am

After receiving heavy objection on total abolishment, de facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong took a step back to abolish the mandatory death sentence on 11 serious criminal offences instead.

Under proposed changes to the law, the death penalty will still be available as a sentencing option for the judge, who can also choose for a 30-year jail sentence or life imprisonment...

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