’We deserve human rights too,’ appeal families of murdered victims

Published on 20 Nov 2018 10:55:18 PM

In a discussion entitled 'We Oppose the Abolition of Death Penalty', former MACC advisory panel member Tan Sri Robert Phang said the government, especially Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong, had failed to thoroughly seek public opinion before arriving at a cabinet decision to remove the death penalty for 32 offences and replace them with a minimum 30 years imprisonment.
Discussions were held simultaneously in Kuala Lumpur and Sungai Petani on Tuesday to engage the public on the government’s move to abolish the death penalty, with family members of the murdered victims saying that the human rights of families of murder victims should be respected as well.