You are cordially invited to attend a forum review the mandatory Death Penalty, in particular with regards it’s use against drug traffickers/drug mules.
We have oftentimes read in the media of the plight of the drug mules – the stories are similar. They are comparatively young unsuspecting men or women, duped into carrying the drugs, either because they were informed that the “package” contained something other than drugs, or that whatever contraband they were carrying would result in them having to serve a prison sentence of 4-5 years (in exchange for plenty money).
While we are not excusing their actions, the question is whether a mandatory death sentence is commensurate with the offence, given that the law relies on many presumptions in achieving a conviction. Also, does the Death Penalty resolve or curb the prevalence of drug trafficking?
We are fortunate to have 4 knowledgeable speakers for the Forum . Come! Hear their views and be prepared to engage them with your questions.
Details are as follows:-
Date : 11.5.2011
Time : 7.30pm
Venue : Kuala Lumpur & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall
1 Jalan Maharajalela, Kuala Lumpur
Speakers : Mr M Ravi (Yong Vui Kong’s counsel), YB Gobind Singh Deo (Member of Parliament), Mr. Malik Imtiaz Sarwar (HAKAM Chairman), and Mr. Andrew Khoo (Bar Council – HRC).
Amnesty International will be having an exhibition on the Death Penalty at the same place.
Open to Public, Admission is Free
Civil Right Committee – KLSCAH
Amnesty International Malaysia