Kuala Lumpur: The opposite of countries that have abolished the death penalty is now going to Malaysia. Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Dio said this decision was taken by Malaysian government ministers due to strong anti-domestic violence. He will soon act in this regard, he said. Human rights activists welcomed the decision taken by the government. En Surendran, advisor to the Layers for Liberty Rights Group, said the death penalty was a cruel and unfortunate act. If the hanging is in the country now, there will be a moral authority to prevent Malaysia from executing it in foreign countries, “he said.
For some crimes in Malaysia, there is a mandate for the death penalty. The death penalty is imposed in Malaysia for murder, kidnapping, possession of weapons and drug trafficking.