The Malaysian government recently announced that it would abolish the mandatory death penalty, currently applicable to several offences, such as murder, terrorism and drug-related offences.
Just to be clear, this does not mean that the government has agreed to abolish the death penalty totally.
So, what’s the difference between the mandatory death penalty and the death penalty as a whole? And what does the upcoming abolition mean for our criminal justice system?
To explore the issue, BFM speaks to Lily Jamaluddin, a campaigner with Amnesty International Malaysia.
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Produced and presented by: Dashran Yohan