What will the abolition of the mandatory death penalty mean for society?


A bill related to the abolition of the mandatory death penalty will be tabled in Parliament next month.

Ramkarpal Singh, the deputy minister responsible for law and institutional reforms, said the bill is expected to be passed in April and gazetted by May.

So, what does this move mean for the reformation of our criminal justice system? Is this a step in the right direction?

BFM speaks to Dobby Chew, the executive coordinator of the Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network (Adpan).

Produced and presented by: Dashran Yohan

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Khoo Soo Hay
Khoo Soo Hay
17 Mar 2023 6.11am

Condemned prisoners facing the death penalty should be given a choice. Some prisoners may prefer to be executed rather than face a life prison term, including a parole.