Ritically discuss whether the death penalty is a desirable policy, drawing a comparison between the position in the United Kingdom and in Malaysia

Critically discuss whether the death penalty is a desirable policy, drawing a comparison between the position in the United Kingdom and in Malaysia

In answering the above question,
i · Describe the position of the death penalty in the United Kingdom and in
Malaysia, drawing attention to the types of offences which are punishable by
death in the latter;
i · Discuss whether the death penalty should be (Malaysia) or should have been
(UK) abolished, identifying the arguments for and against its abolition;
i · Identify important differences between the UK and Malaysia e.g. in UK a history
of miscarriages of justice; external restrictions in Council of Europe and
European Union legal instruments; belief in physical punishments much more
widely accepted in Malaysia e.g. caning
a) Jon Yorke, azThe right to life and the abolition of the death penalty in the Council
of EuropeaY (2009) 34(2) E.L.Rev 205-209;
b) Andrew Hammel, azEnding the death penalty: the European Experience in
Global PerspectiveaY (2011) 2 EHRLR 235-237;
c) K.S. Rajah, azThe Unconstitutional PunishmentaY (2003) 3 MLJ cxlviii;
d) Nor Afizah Hanum Mokhtar, azShould Death Sentence be abolished?aY (2006) 3
MLJ cxliii;
e) Chua Ming Zuan, azThe appropriateness between the death penalty and murder
offence under the Malaysian Penal CodeaY (2010) 5 MLJ xciv.