Newsletter
Weather
Community
English home Forum Photo Gallery Features Newsletter Archive   About US Help Site Map
China
World
Opinion
Business
Sci-Edu
Culture/Life
Sports
Photos
 Services
- Newsletter
- Online Community
- China Biz Info
- News Archive
- Feedback
- Voices of Readers
- Weather Forecast
 RSS Feeds
- China 
- Business 
- World 
- Sci-Edu 
- Culture/Life 
- Sports 
- Photos 
- Most Popular 
- FM Briefings 
 Search
 About China
- China at a glance
- China in brief 2004
- Chinese history
- Constitution
- Laws & regulations
- CPC & state organs
- Ethnic minorities
- Selected Works of Deng Xiaoping




Home >> World
UPDATED: 14:40, May 26, 2007
Hundreds of Indonesia workers could face death penalty in Malaysia
font size    

More than 200 Indonesian workers are on death row or facing possible capital punishment in neighboring Malaysia, mostly for illegal drug possession, local press said Saturday.

English daily The Jakarta Post reported it was estimated 279 workers are in detention, facing the capital punishment or charges, 95 percent of whom are Indonesians from Aceh province, a place of many hidden marijuana fields.

"The government cannot interfere in the Malaysian judicial system because both countries impose harsh sanctions on such criminal acts," Manpower and Transportation Minister Erman Suparno was quoted as saying.

Erman said several Acehnese sentenced to death in drug cases were awaiting execution after their appeals were rejected by the Malaysian Higher Court.

He declined to reveal how much the government had spent to provide legal assistance to the workers, but said his office and the Foreign Affairs Ministry had worked closely to lobby Malaysian authorities to protect the workers' rights and to recruit Malaysian lawyers to accompany them during the police investigation and at court hearings.

In addition, Erman said, several Indonesian migrant workers are on death row in Saudi Arabia for their alleged involvement in murder cases at their workplaces.

Source: Xinhua


Comments on the story Comment on the story Recommend to friends Tell a friend Print friendly Version Print friendly format Save to disk Save this



   Recommendation
- Text Version
- RSS Feeds
- China Forum
- Newsletter
- People's Comment
- Most Popular
 Related News
Manufacturers, Exporters, Wholesalers - Global trade starts here.

Dic

Versions:
Copyright by People's Daily Online, all rights reserved