DEATH PENALTY IS A GRAVE VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) views with great concern the continued presence of the death penalty as a form of punishment in our statute books. The Commission maintains that the death penalty, although regulated and carried out only after compliance with the legal process, and the exhaustion of all the rights to appeal and the right to pardon, is a grave violation of human rights, in particular, the right of a person to life and the right not to be subject to torture, or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment that are emphasised under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).
“HUMAN RIGHTS FOR ALL”
PROFESSOR DATUK DR KHAW LAKE TEE
The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM)