Updated: Sunday December 1, 2013 MYT 9:17:41 AM
Malaysians believe in death penalty, but not willing to mete it out, survey shows
Bar president Christopher Leong and Suhakam chairman Tan Sri Hasmy Agam are making this call again in light of the survey findings and the high number of recommendations the Government received on the matter from United Nations member states on Oct 24 during its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the Human Rights Council (HRC).
Because of the amendments in Singapore, Sabahan Yong Vui Kong escaped the gallows with life imprisonment and 15 strokes of the cane at a re-sentencing on Nov 14.
“The findings, launched in July, show there would be little public opposition to the abolition of the mandatory death penalty for the three offences.