Malaysia: Action needed to make death penalty bill meaningful opportunity for change

Malaysia is among the minority of countries – 23 in 2016 – that still execute people and one of the only seven countries where people were executed for drug-related offences last year, according to available information. Amnesty International is deeply concerned at the proposed amendments to the Dangerous Drugs Act, 1952, which the Government of Malaysia introduced in Parliament on 23 November 2017. The Malaysian authorities should amend the proposed measures to ensure the concerns outlined in this document are promptly addressed as a matter of urgency.

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