MALAYSIA & HUMAN RIGHTS HOMEPAGE

Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture

Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture (MADPET)

About Us

MADPET (Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture) is a group of persons who have came together in early 2005  to actively advocate and campaign for the abolition of Death Penalty and all forms of Torture. MADPET is a more an idea and a cause  rather than being a formal structure. It is a movement rather an establishment. It's coordinators or spokepersons are Charles Hector, N. Surendran and Salbiah Ahmad. On 18/3/2006, MADPET succeeded in getting the Malaysian Bar, representing over 12,000 lawyers in Peninsular Malaysia to pass a resolution calling for the abolition of the death penalty, a moratorium on death sentences pending abolition and a commutation of of all death sentences. On 20/3/2006 publicly came out in support of the abolition of the death penalty. Thereafter, the abolition of the  death penalty debate began in the media. We hope that the Death Penalty will be abolished.

MADPET has always been actively against, amongst others,  torture, police abuse of powers, deaths  in police custody and the  shoot to kill attitude of the police . MADPET strives for greater protection to ensure a fair trial and is totally in support for the formation of an Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC).

URGENT APPEAL FOR THE RELEASE OF MANOHARAN, UTHAYAKUMAR - THE HINDRAF 5

Media Statements of MADPET

2008

11-7-08 * THERE SHOULD BE NO HARRASSMENT OF LAWYERS IN MALAYSIA - Investigate Allegations Of Police/Prosecutors Suppressing Of Evidence-(The 2 Statutory Declarations are also attached for reference)

24-4-2008 * SUHAKAM’S CONDUCT UNBECOMING OF A HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION - Conduct proper inquiry into complaints concerning P. Uthayakumar

22-4-2008 * MADPET SAYS NO TO PROPOSAL TO WHIP ‘MAT REMPIT’

2007

3-9-2007 DISCRIMINATION HAS NO PLACE IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM - EXPEDITE NIRMALA BONAT’S ABUSE TRIAL

17-8-2007 BEING SENTENCED TO DEATH AND DEPRIVED OF RIGHT TO A SPEEDY APPEAL IS VERY CRUEL & UNACCEPTABLE

20-3-2007 REMOVE DEATH PENALTY FROM ALL MALAYSIAN LAWS Death Penalty for “Terrorist” and “Terrorist Financiers” Unsafe and Unacceptable

2006

4/7/2006 MALAYSIA BLINDLY ACCEPTS MYTHS PROPAGATED BY DEATH PENALTY RETENTIONISTS

29/5/2006 POLICE ATTACKS ON PEACEFUL PROTESTERS MUST END-Take action against policeman who used tear-gas gun butt on protester’s head

10/5/2006 OPPOSE DEATH PENALTY FOR WATER OFFENCES

26/2/2006 NO JUSTIFICATION FOR DEATH PENALTY FOR DRUG TRAFFICKERS - Prime Minister Abdullah was wrong to endorse the death penalty

21/2/2006 CHINA MUST CEASE VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS - Stop persecution of Human Rights Defenders

9/1/2006 THE DEATH PENALTY MUST BE ABOLISHED - Malaysia Must Respect the Right To Life

2005
10/11/2005 TAKE STERN ACTION AGAINST POLICE FOR TORTURE OF SUSPECT

19/4/2005 STOP HANGING OF SINGAPORE TWINS’ FATHER

9/4/2005 POLICE MUST STOP HUMILIATING ARRESTED PERSONS

24/2/2005 ABOLISH THE DEATH PENALTY

19/2/2005 STOP ABUSE OF POWER BY ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS

Malaysian Bar 2006 Resolution calling for Abolition of Death Penalty, RELA & CORPORAL PUNISHMENT (WHIPPING)

Resolution of the Malaysian Bar Calling for the Abolition of the Death Penalty - 18/3/2006

MALAYSIAN BAR RESOLUTION FOR THE ABOLITION OF RELA - 17/3/2007

MALAYSIAN BAR RESOLUTION FOR THE END OF WHIPPING - 17/3/2007


Abolish Death Penalty Media Reports
Abdullah, Malaysian Prime Minister, Defends Death Penalty For Drug Traffickers Bernama Report, 22/2/2006
Malaysian Bar Resolution Calling For Abolition of the Death Penalty60th AGM of the Malaysian Bar on 18/3/2006 - NST Report 19/3/2006
Malaysian Law Minister Supports Bar's Call for For Abolition of the Death Penalty NST Report - 21/3/2006
Responses to the Bar's Resolution for the Abolition of the Death Penalty Malay Mail 21/3/2006
HARIAN METRO: Gantung Hukuman Gantung Hang the Death Penalty(Malay) HARIAN METRO: Persoalan Moral Hukuman Mati The Morality of the Death Sentence(Malay)

Media Reports on TORTURE
SUN (1/12/2005)Caught in the act Naked woman filmed doing ear-squats in front of woman cop - this incident attracted much public outcry that ended in a Royal Commission being set up but we still await to see whether the Commission's recomendations would be implemented
MALAY MAIL (9/11/2005): Call for Independent Team to Probe Incident A MADPET member and a political activist happened to accidently witness a person being tortured by police

ARTCLE by Charles Hector On 18/4/2006, a lawyer was harrassed, arrested and detained at the Petaling Jaya District Police Headquarters whilst he was there carrying out his duties as a lawyer. On 27/4/2006, about 40 lawyers handed over a memorandum of protest to the representative of the Officer in Charge of that Police District

Death Penalty & Torture Resources
Malaysian Death Penalty Data - including News Reports for 2005
Whipping Method & Photographs
Reports on Judicial Canings in Malaysia - 2004 from Jan - Oct 2004

 

  

MALAYSIA executed 358 people by hanging in the past 24 years
- 7 February, 2005,Malaysiakini -

52 people were sentenced to death from 2004 until July 2005. Of these, 36 were convicted for drug offences. This disclosure brings the number of persons on death row to approximately 173. In November 2003, it was said that there were 121 persons, including 4 women, on the death row.
- 19 February, 2006, MADPET

In Malaysia "...from 1990 till September last year[2004], a total of 1,583 deaths among prisoners were recorded in 28 prisons nationwide, with the highest number in 2003 when 279 inmates died. During the same period, 150 detainees died in police lock-ups or custody" (statistics from a 49-page parliamentary written reply by Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi)
- Feb 7, 2005,Malaysiakini
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