MALAYSIA. NINE DEATH SENTENCES COMMUTED
July 1, 2008: nine convicts who were sentenced to death won their petitions filed to the Pardons Board.
Five of them had their death sentences commuted to life imprisonment and four to 20 yearsâ jail. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, in his written reply to Fong Kui Lun (DAP-Bukit Bintang), said the Pardons Board received 16 petitions from convicts sentenced to death between 2003 and May this year. (Sources: The Star Online, 01/07/2008)