Enforcement of capital punishment: legal issues in eliminating drug trafficking / Nasreen Miza Hilmy Nasrijal and Ekmil Krisnawati Erlen Joni

Miza Hilmy Nasrijal, Nasreen and Erlen Joni, Ekmil Krisnawati (2016) Enforcement of capital punishment: legal issues in eliminating drug trafficking / Nasreen Miza Hilmy Nasrijal and Ekmil Krisnawati Erlen Joni. Social and Management Research Journal, 13 (2). pp. 48-59. ISSN 1675-7017

Abstract

Drug trafficking in Malaysia is punishable with a mandatory capital punishment. To convict a person for drug trafficking is a laborious task for the prosecution. This paper presents the findings of the research on drug trafficking cases which revealed that the courts have been vigorous in meting out capital punishment. However, there are challenges faced by the prosecution in succeeding in cases. This study found various hindrances that frustrate the efforts in combating drug trafficking activities. In some cases, due to evidential procedures and requirements, the person accused for drug trafficking had to be acquitted even though the amount of drugs involved in the case appeared to suggest that there was some drug-related activities. Therefore, while capital punishment is theoretically aimed at deterring drug trafficking, much has to be done to achieve the intended objective.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Miza Hilmy Nasrijal, NasreenUNSPECIFIED
Erlen Joni, Ekmil KrisnawatiUNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Penerbit UiTM (UiTM Press)
Journal or Publication Title: Social and Management Research Journal
Journal: UiTM Journal > Social and Management Research Journal
ISSN: 1675-7017
Volume: 13
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 48-59
Item ID: 17555
Uncontrolled Keywords: Drug trafficking; Capital punishment; Evidential procedures; Acquittal; Conviction
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/17555

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