Malaysia National Conference – “Abolition of the Death Penalty in Malaysia and in Asia”(21-22 July 2017) – Part 2


“Abolition of the Death Penalty in Malaysia and in Asia”

Malaysia National Conference and Training Workshop

KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

21 – 22 July 2017

Session 8: Towards Abolition of Death Penalty in Malaysia(1)

To discuss and consider the efforts, strategies, obstacles and success of the different stakeholders on abolition

Facilitator:- Wu Jiazhen

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  • Kasthuri Patto (Secretary of the Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA) National Group)
  • Amer Izyanif, Head of Law Reform Division, SUHAKAM
  • Masjaliza Hamzah– (Journalist)
  • Haridas, Aliran
  • Representative from Death Row Inmate Family Support Group


Session 9: Conditions of Detention in Malaysia

To provide an overview of the conditions of detention in Malaysia and a discussion on specific cases as well as methods to gain access

Facilitator:- Shamini Darshni

Speakers: –

Lim Chi Chao (Malaysian Bar)

Simon Karunagaram (SUHAKAM)


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Session 10 : Poverty, Crime and the Death Penalty – an Indian experience

To discuss the social aspects of the death penalty and to provide understanding on how the poor are often times the ones subjected to capital offences and how poverty resorts to unequal justice

Facilitator: Ted Tan

Speaker:-Mr. Himanshu Agarwal(Associate, Centre on the Death Penalty, National Law University Delhi ) –

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Session 11: Towards Abolition of Death Penalty in Malaysia (2)

  1. Ngeow Chow Ying, KL and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH) Civil Rights Committee
  2. Andrew Khoo (Public Opinion Survey in Malaysia done by the Death Penalty Project and the Malaysian Bar
  3. Representatives from Prison Counselling Group

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Session 12: Lobbying the World for the abolition of Death Penalty in Malaysia – UPR and UN Mechanisms


Facilitator: Charles Hector


  • Jennifer Jokstad (United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commisioner/OCHR) – (UPR and other available UN mechanisms, Special Rapporteurs, CEDAW, CRC..
  • Yap Swee Seng, Former Executive Director, FORUM-ASIA – International Lobbying Group working at the UN)

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Session 11: Mental Health and the Death Penalty

Facilitator:-  Arshad

Speakers: Julian McMahon(Barrister, President, Reprieve Australia


Training by Amy Bergquist


Session 7: SMART Exercise

Right to Communicate with the Outside World

Training on Conducting Fact Finding Mission

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