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Malaysia Commutes First Batch of Death Sentences Under New Law

Malaysia Commutes First Batch of Death Sentences Under New Law

By Sebastian Strangio
The 11 inmates are the first of more than 1,000 that have applied for reviews since the abolition of the mandatory death sentence in July.

Following Yet Another Execution, Singapore Shows It Is Out of Touch On Capital Punishment

Following Yet Another Execution, Singapore Shows It Is Out of Touch On Capital Punishment

By Aisyah Llewellyn
As its Southeast Asian neighbors take steps away from capital punishment, the Lion City is doubling down on a discredited anti-drug policy.
Malaysian Parliament Votes to End Mandatory Death Sentence

Malaysian Parliament Votes to End Mandatory Death Sentence

By Sebastian Strangio
While the government has stopped short of full abolition, the decision could save the lives of some of the 1,300 people currently on death row.

Malaysia Abolishes Mandatory Use of the Death Penalty

Malaysia Abolishes Mandatory Use of the Death Penalty

By Sebastian Strangio
While falling short of a total ban on capital punishment, the move is a rare sign of progress for Southeast Asia.

Malaysia Should Scrap the Death Penalty Once and For All

Malaysia Should Scrap the Death Penalty Once and For All

By Brian Yap
The move would send a strong signal to other Southeast Asian governments.

Explaining Southeast Asia’s Addiction to the Death Penalty

Explaining Southeast Asia’s Addiction to the Death Penalty

By Sebastian Strangio
The region remains a global outlier in terms of the use of capital punishment.

Malaysian Court Frees Australian Woman in Drug Case

Malaysian Court Frees Australian Woman in Drug Case

By Associated Press
Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto had been sentenced to death. Now she’s been released and will return home to Sydney.
Drug Trafficker Case Another Test for Malaysia’s Pakatan Harapan Government

Drug Trafficker Case Another Test for Malaysia’s Pakatan Harapan Government

By Luke Hunt
A new case will spotlight Malaysia’s approach to the death penalty at home as well as its ties with Australia and Western countries more generally.

Will Malaysia End Its Archaic Suicide Law?

Will Malaysia End Its Archaic Suicide Law?

By Preeti Jha
The repeal of a colonial-era law could help to destigmatize mental illness.

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