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Look to 'ta'zir' for guidance in drug sentencing

The Dangerous Drug Act 1952 has been amended twice. In 1975, Section 39B was inserted, introducing the death penalty, life imprisonment and flogging as punishments. A further amendment in 1983 made death penalty mandatory for drug trafficking. There is, however, an ongoing global debate on whether drug-related offences should carry capital punishment. To date, the worldwide trend is towards abolishing the death penalty for such offences.........................Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)

 

 

 

Dr Mohamed Azam Mohamed Adil

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamed Azam Mohamed Adil is Deputy CEO of the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia.

Email: mazamadil@iais.org.my

Website: www.iais.org.my/e/index.php/staff-sp-2037227643/mohamed-azam.html

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Humour Without Malice

Hija purchased a sack of flour and hired a labourer to carry it. The labourer ran off with the whole sack. On seeing the labourer after a few days, Hija hid from him. "Why are you hiding from him?" the people asked. He replied, "I fear that he may ask for his wage."

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