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‘Cabinet okays new policies on efforts to abolish mandatory death penalty’
PARLIAMENT | The cabinet has agreed to several new policies related to efforts to abolish the mandatory death penalty, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law and Institutional Reform) Azalina Othman Said.

She said the new policies, endorsed at its meeting last Friday, include replacing life imprisonment as an alternative to a mandatory death sentence with the new alternative of jail of between 30 and 40 years - and whipping of not fewer than 12 strokes...

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