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Malaysia’s Cabinet voted in favour of abolishing the mandatory death penalty. According to proposed changes to the law announced on Friday, the death penalty would not be abolished completely, but Malaysian judges would no longer be forced to issue the mandatory death penalty for 11 types of serious crimes, including drug offences, kidnapping, murder and terrorism. Malaysia’s parliament will still have to pass amendments to several laws to make the Cabinet’s proposed changes a reality. If the amendments are passed, it is not yet clear whether the changes would apply to prior sentences or not. Currently, there are more than […]

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9 minutes ago, Thaiger said:

The Cabinet’s decision comes a month after Singapore executed a Malaysian, said to be “mentally disabled,” for smuggling 1.5 ounces of heroin.

You’d have to be mentally disabled for smuggling only 1.5 ounces of heroin into Singapore. Go big or go home! 

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