SHAH ALAM, Nov 14 — There will be no parole for those who commit heinous crimes such as murder, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said today.
Speaking to the press, Liew said since the death penalty is in the process of being abolished, those found guilty of committing such crimes will be sentenced to spend the rest of their natural lives behind bars.
“For those who commit drug-related offences, they will face life imprisonment (30 years), while those found committing heinous crimes — like the suspect who killed the 11-month-old baby recently — will not be allowed parole and they will never be able to mingle with the rest of us again (for the rest of their natural lives),” said Liew.
Earlier during his lecture at UITM’s Town Hall meeting called ‘Abolish the Death Penalty’, the de facto law minister also said the Cabinet had taken a collective decision to abolish the death penalty and anyone contradicting that was speaking on a personal level.
When asked about calls made by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to review the abolishment of the death penalty, Liew said the Cabinet will have another round of discussions on the matter.