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Malaysia to abolish death penalty – minister

  KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysia s cabinet has agreed to abolish the death penalty, a senior minister said Thursday, October 11, in a decision hailed by rights groups. Capital punishment in Malaysia is currently mandatory for murder, kidnapping, possession of firearms and drug trafficking, among other crimes. The penalty is exclusively carried out by hanging in Malaysia – a legacy of British colonial rule. Communications and multimedia minister Gobind Singh Deo confirmed the cabinet had resolved to end t

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