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Cabinet wants to abolish death penalty for 33 offences

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KUALA LUMPUR — Nov. 13, 2018: The Cabinet has decided to abolish the death penalty for 33 offences under eight laws, including the Firearms (Heavier Penalties) Act, Kidnapping Act and Dangerous Drugs Act.

A memorandum has been circulated to the relevant ministries for their comments and to get public feedback.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Liew Vui Keong, told the Dewan Rakyat today that the bill on the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) was expected to be tabled at the next sitting.

Follow-up meetings on the proposal agreed that it should be truly independent, effective and has the necessary powers.

The framework takes into consideration powers that are more holistic and in line with existing laws, said Liew in reply to Maria Chin Abdullah (Pakatan Harapan-Petaling Jaya), reported Bernama.

The government announced in September plans for the IPCMC to replace the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission.

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