Malaysia will abolish the penalty in a that pleased human rights . The Law Minister said any executions will not be carried out. There are over 1,267 people on row in Malaysia. They will be released or have their reduced. The minister said: "[Prisoners] would have to face imprisonment because there had been deaths that were caused by the offender and so they were sentenced to ."
Amnesty International welcomed the . It said: "Malaysia [will] join the 106 who have turned their for on the ultimate cruel, inhumane, punishment." It added: "The death penalty should have been consigned to the books long ago." It said the announcement was but more needed to be done because 23 countries still have the death . There were 993 recorded in 2017.