Thursday, October 13, 2011
13th OCTOBER 2011-KLCC
I think a distinction needs to be made between drug traffickers and murderers in respect of this matter. Most of the convicted drug traffickers today happen to be "mules" -used by some unknown person or persons. Those convicted on this ground, perhaps the death sentence should be commuted to a life sentence.But those convicted of murders, the capital punishment should be upheld. Some people cannot be rehabilitated. One such example is the serial killer- Ted Bundy. Malaysia has had its share of these criminals-from Botak Chin to Bentong Kali and Mona Fendi who hacked her victim into 18 pieces.
Parliament has to stay it's course without repealing this law and mete out a deterrent sentence to potential would be murderers. Of course, this does not mean that there will be no more murders in Malaysia- but the Goverment can make it's stand clear to all those living under the Malaysian flag- for those convicted of murder, the consequences can be most severe.