MADPET is for the Abolition of Death Penalty, an end of torture and abuse of rights by the police, an end to death in custody, an end to police shoot to kill incidents, for greater safeguards to ensure a fair trial, for a right to one phone call and immediate access to a lawyer upon arrest, for the repeal of all laws that allow for detention without trial and an immediate release of all those who are under such draconian laws.
Monday, April 03, 2017
1.100 sentenced to death, 16 executed (2014 - February 2017) [Star, 27 March, 2017)
Monday, 27 March 2017 | MYT 3:40 PM
More than 1,100 people have received death sentence in Malaysia
by rahimy rahim
LUMPUR: More than 1,100 people have been convicted and sentenced to
death by the courts up to Feb 21 this year, said Deputy Prime Minister
Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
"Based on statistics from the Prison Department, as of Feb 21 this
year, a total of 1,122 prisoners have been found guilty and sentenced to
death by court," said Dr Ahmad Zahid, who is also the Home Minster in a
written parliamentary reply.
His reply did not state from when these convictions took place.
He was responding to a question from Kasthuri Patto (DAP-Batu Kawan),
who asked the Ministry to reveal the statistics of prisoners who have
been sentenced to death according to background and cases as of Feb this
Ahmad Zahid said a total of 16 inmates - 14 Malaysian and two foreigners - had been executed between 2014 and Feb 21 this year.
"From the total, a total of 15 prisoners have been sentenced to death
for murder while the other one was due to a crime involving firearms,"
said Dr Ahmad Zahid.
Last week, The Cabinet agreed to review the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952
to allow judges to use their discretion in sentencing offenders instead
of imposing the mandatory death sentence.
Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman
Said said the review will enable judges to mete suitable sentences in
marginal cases where offenders could be given jail sentences.