Time for Action on Malaysia’s Death Penalty (By Human Rights Watch)

1. This week, the House of Representatives sat in Kuala Lumpur, but the government introduced no legislation to change the death penalty.

2. When the Malaysian Cabinet announced plans this week to amend legislation to eliminate the mandatory death penalty for some drug offenses, many cheered.

3. The Malaysian government should stop playing games, and firmly commit now to introduce legislation in the next sitting of Parliament to eliminate the mandatory death penalty for all drug offenses – not just some drug offenses.

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