The King of Malaysia, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah. Photo: EPA-EFE

Law that allows Malaysian king to keep child offenders in jail indefinitely is unconstitutional, activists say

  • Under the Child Act, minors found guilty of capital offences can serve a life sentence in place of the death penalty at the king’s discretion
  • As Malaysia reforms its criminal justice system, laws such as this one will be reviewed, says the law minister, as the country eyes a lower incarceration rate
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The King of Malaysia, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah. Photo: EPA-EFE
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