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Television debate on ending Malaysia’s death penalty

28 Oct , 2018   Video

Murder, drug trafficking and treason are all punishable by death in Malaysia, but maybe not for much longer. After Muhammad Lukman Mohamed received the death sentence for selling medicinal marijuana oil to cancer patients, there was public outrage. Malaysia’s prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, called for a review of the case and now wants to eliminate the death penalty altogether.

Guests:
Oh Ei Sun – Former political secretary to Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak
Kasthuri Patto – Member of Parliament with Malaysia’s Democratic Action Party
John Lott – President of the Crime Prevention Research Center

On Turkish World Television’s The Newsmakers
October 25, 2018

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