Govt tipped to table Bill next week to abolish mandatory death sentence

Published on 4 Jul 2019 4:14:14 PM

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said that the government is tipped to table a Bill in Parliament next week to abolish the mandatory death sentence for 11 serious offences.

Liew said the proposed law will remove the word "mandatory" with regard to the death sentence for 11 serious offences which include murder, armed robbery and offences against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.