Study on replacing mandatory death penalty to be tabled in Cabinet meeting by Feb

Dato Sri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar

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KUCHING, Jan 28: The study into replacing mandatory death sentences with other punishments will be tabled in a Federal Cabinet meeting before end of February this year for consideration and approval.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Dato Sri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar when revealing this, said the study include replacement punishments to 11 offenses carrying the mandatory death penalty and 22 offenses at the discretion of the Court.

For this purpose, amendments to provisions in related acts will be reviewed and will be further discussed among stakeholders.

“The implementation of this study is in line with the government’s intention that the proposed repeal of mandatory death penalty act be given thorough scrutiny by taking into account the view of all stakeholders because the issue is complex and sensitive,” he said in a statement today.

This followed a briefing for Dr Wan Junaidi by the Special Committee to Study Replacement Sentences on Mandatory Death Penalty which was chaired by former Chief Justice of Malaysia Tun Richard Malanjum. — DayakDaily