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Want to deter crime? Improve lives instead, DAP MP tells PAS

Want to deter crime? Improve lives instead, DAP MP tells PAS

BY KAMLES KUMAR
February 25, 2017

KLANG, Feb 25 — Crimes, especially those involving Muslims, can be reduced by improving quality of life instead of relying on harsher Shariah punishments, a DAP lawmaker stressed today. Klang MP Charles Santiago said crime would not necessarily be reduced by imposing stricter sentences via the Shariah law, which Islamist party PAS is keen on amending through a private member’s Bill. “This proposed cutting of hands and legs doesn’t solve the issue of crime; what solves crime... Read more

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BY SULOK TAWIE

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A man has lunch in his brother's framing shop while waiting for customers, Klang February 25, 2017. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng