Capital punishment in Malaysia is a legal form of punishment. It is a mandatory punishment for murder, drug trafficking, treason, and waging war against Yang di-Pertuan Agong (the King). Recently, the law has been extended to include acts of terrorism. Any terrorists, and anyone who aids terrorists, financially or otherwise, are liable to face the death penalty. Since January 2003, the death penalty in Malaysia has been a mandatory punishment for rapists that cause death and child rapists. A 1961 law states that kidnapping carries a life sentence or a death sentence, preceded by a whipping. Foreigners are not exempt from the death penalty.

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  • La pena di morte in Malesia viene applicata per omicidio, traffico di droga, tradimento e muovere guerra contro Yang di-Pertuan Agong (il Re). La legge è stata estesa per condannare gli atti di terrorismo. Gli eventuali terroristi e chi aiuta i terroristi, finanziariamente o in altro modo, può rischiare la pena capitale. Solamente le Alte Corti hanno la giurisdizione per condannare qualcuno a morte. Fra il 1970 e il 2001, la Malesia ha giustiziato 359 persone. A partire dal 2006, 159 persone sono detenute nel braccio della morte. (it)
  • Capital punishment in Malaysia is a legal form of punishment. It is a mandatory punishment for murder, drug trafficking, treason, and waging war against Yang di-Pertuan Agong (the King). Recently, the law has been extended to include acts of terrorism. Any terrorists, and anyone who aids terrorists, financially or otherwise, are liable to face the death penalty. Since January 2003, the death penalty in Malaysia has been a mandatory punishment for rapists that cause death and child rapists. A 1961 law states that kidnapping carries a life sentence or a death sentence, preceded by a whipping. Foreigners are not exempt from the death penalty. Only High Courts have the jurisdiction to sentence someone to death. Juvenile cases involving the death penalty are heard in High Courts instead of the juvenile court where other juvenile cases are heard. Appeals to the Court of Appeal and the Federal Court are automatic. The last resort for the convicted is to plead pardon for clemency. Pardons or clemency are granted by the Ruler or Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of the state where the crime is committed or the Yang di-Pertuan Agong if the crime is committed in the Federal Territories or when involving members of the armed forces. Death sentences are carried out by hanging as provided in Section 281 of the Criminal Procedure Code. Pregnant women and children may not be sentenced to death. Between 1970 and 2001, Malaysia executed 359 people. As of 2006, 159 people remain on death row. The idea behind capital punishment in Malaysia arose from a mix between the common law system that Malaysia inherited during their colonisation period from the British and the authorisation of certain punishments from Islam. Currently, death penalties are carried out in Malaysia through hanging and the penalty is used for a variety of offences. Under Article 5(1) of the Constitution of Malaysia, the death penalty was not expressly prohibited and this has yet to be re-appealed by parliament. In a recent report on the death penalty carried out by Amnesty International on 27 April 2014, there have been at least 2 executions carried out in 2013. Amnesty noted that it was not able to gain the official figures given that there was a lack of information provided by the government on the matter. As for the number of people charged with an offence carrying the death sentences in Malaysia, it was estimated to be about 76 while there was an estimated 992 people on death row in Malaysia by the end of 2013. Amnesty International noted in their report that the way the death sentence was passed in Malaysia happens to be inconsistent with International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) given that the sentence does not take into consideration the defendants personal circumstances or the circumstances of the particular offence during the trial. It was held that for some of the offences which carry the death penalty, the offence does not require that a person have any intent on killing another person thus it would not fall under the definition of a serious crime as stated by the ICCPR. Such offences can thus be said to be inconsistent with the ICCPR and universal human rights in general. (en)
  • 馬來西亞的死刑制度是馬來西亞政府統治地區的死刑制度的介紹。 近日,該法已經擴展到包括行為恐怖主義。任何的恐怖分子,包含資助助恐怖分子,都將面臨死刑。馬來西亞跟新加坡一樣,均以絞刑方式處決。 1970年至2001年,馬來西亞處決了359人。截至2006年,159人留在死囚牢房。 (zh)
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  • La pena di morte in Malesia viene applicata per omicidio, traffico di droga, tradimento e muovere guerra contro Yang di-Pertuan Agong (il Re). La legge è stata estesa per condannare gli atti di terrorismo. Gli eventuali terroristi e chi aiuta i terroristi, finanziariamente o in altro modo, può rischiare la pena capitale. Solamente le Alte Corti hanno la giurisdizione per condannare qualcuno a morte. Fra il 1970 e il 2001, la Malesia ha giustiziato 359 persone. A partire dal 2006, 159 persone sono detenute nel braccio della morte. (it)
  • 馬來西亞的死刑制度是馬來西亞政府統治地區的死刑制度的介紹。 近日,該法已經擴展到包括行為恐怖主義。任何的恐怖分子,包含資助助恐怖分子,都將面臨死刑。馬來西亞跟新加坡一樣,均以絞刑方式處決。 1970年至2001年,馬來西亞處決了359人。截至2006年,159人留在死囚牢房。 (zh)
  • Capital punishment in Malaysia is a legal form of punishment. It is a mandatory punishment for murder, drug trafficking, treason, and waging war against Yang di-Pertuan Agong (the King). Recently, the law has been extended to include acts of terrorism. Any terrorists, and anyone who aids terrorists, financially or otherwise, are liable to face the death penalty. Since January 2003, the death penalty in Malaysia has been a mandatory punishment for rapists that cause death and child rapists. A 1961 law states that kidnapping carries a life sentence or a death sentence, preceded by a whipping. Foreigners are not exempt from the death penalty. (en)
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  • Capital punishment in Malaysia (en)
  • Pena di morte in Malesia (it)
  • 馬來西亞死刑制度 (zh)
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