Ex-IGP says no to abolish death penalty, should hold referendum

Published on 15 Jan 2019 10:31:33 PM

Former Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Noor disagrees with the government's decision to abolish the death penalty, adding that a referendum should have been conducted first.

Abdul Rahim said on Tuesday that the government should have done a thorough study and sought public opinion before deciding to abolish the death penalty.

He also lamented at the lack of balanced views between those who were against the death penalty and those who approved of it.

Abdul Rahim also questioned whether human rights groups who oppose the death penalty conducted a study on the families of victims who were affected by a crime.

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/01/15/ex-igp-disagrees-with-govt-decision-to-abolish-death-penalty-says-referendum-should-have-been-done/