Date: 11.5.2011 (Wednesday)
Venue: Auditorium of The Kuala Lumpur & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (No.1, Jalan Maharajalela, 50150 KL.)
We have oftentimes read in the media of the plight of the drug mules – the stories are similar. They are comparatively young unsuspecting men or women, duped into carrying the drugs, either because they were informed that the “package” contained something other than drugs, or that whatever contraband they were carrying would result in them having to serve a prison sentence of 4-5 years (in exchange for plenty money).
While we are not excusing their actions, the question is whether a mandatory death sentence is commensurate with the offence, given that the law relies on many presumptions in achieving a conviction. Also, does the Death Penalty resolve or curb the prevalence of drug trafficking?
We are fortunate to have 4 knowledgeable speakers for the Forum. Come! Hear their views and be prepared to engage them with your questions.
1) Mr. M Ravi (Yong Vui Kong’s counsel)
2) YB Gobind Singh Deo (Member of Parliament)
3) Mr. Malik Imtiaz Sarwar (HAKAM Chairman)
4) Mr. Andrew Khoo (Bar Council – HRC)
We’re looking forward to seeing all of you, your friends, relations, countrymen …to this Forum to review the mandatory Death Penalty, in particular with regards it’s use against drug traffickers/drug mules.
Please invite your friend and associates. Amnesty International will be having an exhibition on the Death Penalty. Forum and Exhibition is Open to Public. Admission is FREE.
Civil Right Committee – KLSCAH, HAKAM, Amnesty International Malaysia, Bar Council, SUARAM, Dignity International.