Govt more keen to defend criminals than victims, says panel

Asila Jalil

Musa Hassan says that the death penalty should be maintained to ensure the public interest and national security is protected and prioritised. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Nazir Sufari, March 22, 2019.

THE government seems to be more concerned about protecting the interests of hardcore criminals than the victims by wanting to abolish the death penalty, said former top cop Musa Hassan.

Speaking at a forum on the death penalty today, the former inspector-general of police said he was concerned with the government’s act to abolish death penalty.

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