Malaysia to abolish death penalty: minister

Publish: 3:33 PM, October 11, 2018 | Update: 3:33:PM, October 11, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, – Malaysia’s cabinet has agreed to abolish the death penalty, a senior minister said Thursday, in a decision hailed by rights groups.

“The cabinet has agreed to abolish the death penalty,” Gobind Singh Deo, communications and multimedia minister, told AFP.

“I hope the law will be amended soon.”