U-turn death penalty for drug traffickers


Gan Pei Ling

A clause in the Dangerous Drugs Bill (Amendment) 2017 allows public prosecutors to issue a written certification to convicted drug traffickers who helped enforcement authorities disrupt drug distribution activities in or outside the country. – EPA pic, November 29, 2017.

PUTRAJAYA today caved in to public pressure and will return full discretion to judges to mete out the death sentence to drug traffickers.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Azalina Othman Said said in a statement today the government will amend a controversial clause in the Dangerous Drugs Bill (Amendment) 2017.


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