Friday, December 10, 2010

Malaysia considering abolition of the death penalty - send in your views

The good news is that Malaysian government is considering their position on the death penalty - and they are listening to views. This is the time for Malaysians and others to communicate their views to the Malaysian government in support of abolition of the death penalty.


KUALA LUMPUR: The Government has no plans at the moment to abolish the death sentence but will listen to views from all parties who are against capital punishment, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk V.K. Liew.

"Suggestions will be given consideration from all aspects. In-depth study will be done, as abolishing the death peanlty would have a great impact on the judicial system of the country," he told Datuk Seri Mohd Radzi Sheikh (BN-Kangar) during question time in Parliament Wednesday.

The abolishment of capital punishment would involve amendments to various criminal laws, he added.
Liew said in the past 10 years, nine prisoners convicted of murder had been executed.

"From 2000 to 2010, a total of 1,601 murder cases were registered with the High Court. After going through appeal, a total of 47 cases were upheld at the Federal Court," he said.

The rest of those on death row were still waiting for the final outcome of the Pardons Board, he added.
Mohd Radzi also said imposing the death sentence by hanging may no longer be suitable and suggested lethal injection instead.

Liew said the Government would take into consideration Mohd Radzi's suggestion.

To another question by Karpal Singh (DAP-Bukit Gelugor), who described the death penalty as cruel and unjust and asked for alternatives such as life imprisonment, Liew said there was no alternative at the moment.

"Those convicted have committed serious crime - murder," he said.- Star, 1/12/2010, No plans to abolish death sentence, but Govt willing to hear views

1 comment:

aaronon11 said...

Why the fuck are u supporting the abolishment of death penalty, if murders, rapist etc. aren't deterred by it currently, what do you think is going to happen when/if capital punishment is abolished? Crime in Malaysia is on the rise and Malaysia will be taking a step backwards if this happens. You can't compare Malaysian society to other 1st world countries and believe the abolishment is going to make things work - oh yes it may make Malaysia a more 'humane' country in terms of law but with crime nothing but thee rise of it is going to happen, society is totally different, Malaysia's public resources is scarce. They can't do much relating to the process of 'preventing' crime at it's roots, no social security payments (like in countries like Australia).

What are people like you expecting with the abolishment? a more humane society? Unlikely. Criminals do not care for such things, the high rape statistics prove such a point. Criminals stem from poverty, the Malaysian government lack of dedication/resources to deal with this means that only the punishment of crime has to be undertaken, and severely so.

I really hate people like you which think every fucking society in the world will thrive under the so called 'humane legal system', the world just does not turn that way and until idiots like you realise that, you will continue to waste your time, effort and resources.
You people achieve NOTHING, useless people which think just because they went to law school or other shit means they can automatically dictate how things should proceed. Life experience and street knowledge is the ultimate teacher, I mean, I'm a Malaysian born university student studying civil engineering in Australia, but even I can appreciate such things. I know of such people like you, sit behind a desk, trying to solve everything using books, WAKE THE FUCK UP, NOT EVERYTHING WORKS THAT WAY.
Please realise this for yourselves.