Malaysia law stipulates death for terrorists causing death
The law, which comes under the amended Penal Code, came into effect on March 6, the Sunday Star newspaper reported.
Under the amendment, those convicted of terror acts that cause death will now face the mandatory death penalty, it said adding, those found guilty of giving financial aid to such terrorists will also meet the same fate.
If no death is caused, the convicted persons would be liable to a jail sentence of seven to 30 years and a fine.
These provisions are provided for in a new chapter in the Code dealing with offences against terrorism.
The new chapter, among others, stipulates terrorist acts as providing devices, training, facilities, property and other services to terrorists as well as harbouring terrorists and intentionally not giving information on terrorists and their property.
These offences mainly carry the new maximum life imprisonment term of 30 years and a fine.
Article Title: Malaysia law stipulates death for terrorists causing death