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Malaysia to abolish capital punishment

ANI  |  Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia] 

is planning to abolish the death penalty.

The proposed bill is expected to be discussed in the on Monday, reported Al Jazeera.

Malaysian cabinet has also put around 1200 pending executions on halt.

The proposed bill is being hailed by the international human rights groups and foreign diplomats. Dag Juhlin-Dannfelt, the Swedish to took to to welcome the move.

"We strongly welcome announcement by of intention to abolish the death penalty. Impressive&bold move. Equally impressed by moratorium w/ immediate effect on further execution of death penalties. Baharu again sets an example 2 b emulated," Dag tweeted.

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 23:10 IST