Malaysia’s new government said to establish the end of capital punishment for almost all crimes and to halt all pending executions. Malaysia’s move against the capital punishment has been apprised as a major advance in Asia by human rights watch. More than 1200 people are on the death row convictions in Malaysia for now.
The country’s law minister announced that the cabinet had agreed to end capital punishment and amendments to the law would be made thereafter. The Malaysia’s government has decided to end capital punishment for the charges of treason, drug-trafficking, kidnapping, murder and terrorism. The decision is in line with the election campaign of Mahatir Muhammad and also a part of international procedure to do away with death penalty. Malaysia’s Premier Mahatir Muhammad who won the stunning feat on May 9, 2018 promised to eradicate corruption and bolstering human rights in his election campaign. Prime Minister of Malaysia Dr. Mahatir Muhammad is serving his second term in the office. Earlier, he served as premier from 1981 till 2003 – making him the longest serving in the office of Prime Minister. He formed his own political party in 2016. He assumed the office of the prime minister on May 10, 2018. He is a doctor by professional qualification. Mahatir Muhammad is the world’s oldest sitting head of the government at the age of 93. He’s also first premier to serve for non-consecutive terms and from two different political platforms. The Federal Constitutional Monarchy got freedom from Britain on August 31, 1957 and located in Southeast Asia. The country comprises 13 states and 3 federal territories. Malaysia is multi-cultural and its official religion is Islam.