"Full stop. Since we are abolishing the sentence, all executions should not be carried out", he said.
The Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, who is the de facto law minister, said the only issue was what to do with the convicts now on death row.
"We are studying certain issues. we need to look into it and hear the views of all, but as it stands today, the decision is to abolish the death penalty", he told the media after the "Law Reform Talk" at Universiti Malaya here, today.
19 prisoners are now on death row but due to lack of infrastructure and capacity, PNG is still not ready to implement capital punishment.
"The death penalty is abhorrent, and we must try and save our countrymen and women from judicial murder overseas".
Prior to this, Liew also said that the government is looking to repeal the Sedition Act 1948 and other "draconian laws".
The moratorium on the death penalty affects, among others, two women accused of assassinating the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il a year ago.
A Malaysian court past year ruled the case could proceed against Indonesian national Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong of Vietnam after Kim Jong Nam's murder at Kuala Lumpur Airport.
There are no jury trials in Malaysia for capital punishment.
Fred 'Tex' Winter dies at 96
Lakers head coach Luke Walton also expressed gratitude for Winter during his playing career. He was inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011.
Soyuz rocket fails mid-air, two-man crew are alive
The pair was set to dock at the orbiting outpost six hours after launch, but the booster rocket failed minutes after launch. A Russian booster rocket carrying them into orbit to the International Space Station failed after launch in Kazakhstan.
In April previous year, human rights group Amnesty International ranked Malaysia 10th in the use of the death penalty among the 23 countries that carried out capital punishment in 2016.
The penalty is exclusively carried out by hanging in Malaysia - a legacy of British colonial rule.
The PNG Government reactivated the use of capital punishment in 2013 after a spate of violent killings drew worldwide attention.
Between 2007 and 2017, 35 individuals faced the gallows.
A total of 1,267 prisoners are on death row, making up 2.7 per cent of the 60,000-strong prison population.
Liew, adds that different consideration must also be given convicts who for example committed less serious offences such as being used as drug mule.
"The death penalty is barbarous, and unimaginably cruel", N. Surendran, an advisor with the Lawyers for Liberty rights group said in a statement.
Amnesty International reported in March that 799 people on death row were convicted of drug trafficking, including 416 foreign nationals.
The UN envoy noted the majority of executions today are carried out in China, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran and Saudi Arabia.
According to mwananchi.co.tz , the youthful tycoon was kidnapped at around 5am from Collessium Hotel as he worked out in a gym. According to eyewitnesses, unknown men arrived in two vehicles and parked at the hotel before Mr Dewji got there.
I've been quite consistent with my play, but I didn't have enough good finishes on the board, after the win at the CIMB Classic . But this stretch for me, no doubt, is very, very important. "Obviously all three events are big events".
Rick Scott calls it a "monstrous hurricane" and is warning of a potentially devastating strike sometime Wednesday. A catastrophic event is expected on the Florida coast, where storm surges could reach 8-12 feet.
The Nasdaq composite, which has a large contingent of technology stocks, was 4.1 percent lower at 7,422.05. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 gave up 3.9% to 22,591.10 and the Shanghai Composite lost 4.3% to 2,607.44.
Erdogan told reporters on a flight back from Hungary that Turkey is anxious about the Khashoggi's disappearance. He also said the USA . was working "very closely" with Turkey , "and I think we'll get to the bottom of it".
As deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg proudly told the Liberal Democrat spring conference in 2015 that mental health services for young people would receive £250 million in extra funding for the next five years.
Cameras outside the International Space Station captured video of Michael as the storm continued churning over the Gulf of Mexico. A pine tree punched a hole in their roof and he said the roar of the storm sounded like a jet engine as the winds accelerated.
The middle-order batting concern remains but Prasad said the team management "is very close to sorting out that problem". Pacer Siddharth Kaul, who was called up as an injury replacement during the Asia Cup, was also left out.
Qu'à cela ne tienne, la sécurité du magasin a considéré qu'Emilie et son père tentaient de dérober... quatre tupperwares en verre. L'histoire fait le tour de la toile. "Nous nous engageons à retirer notre plainte et nous présentons nos excuses".
IMF says Pakistan has not approached fund for deal
The report recommended emerging economies take steps to insulate themselves from a further exodus of funds from investors. The report was written before the United States, Canada and Mexico finalized an updated trade deal.
Dow industrials sink 831 points as tech stocks plunge
Amazon has soared 50 percent this year, but its stock has fallen 14 percent from its all-time high in early September. Technology companies were among the losers, with the Nasdaq Composite dropping more than 2% to 7,575.34.
Un corps retrouvé dans une voiture dans la mer
Alors que les inondations dans le Var ont fait leur première victime, les recherches se poursuivent dans le département. Deux corps sans vie ont été retrouvés par les pompiers-plongeurs dans un véhicule, immergé à l'embouchure du fleuve.
Sixers' Embiid signs Under Armour endorsement deal
You can name it - pass, post up, shoot the ball, bring the ball up, being a playmaker - so I'm excited to break that stereotype. His trash talking and trolling are already legendary, and Embiid is only scratching the surface of how popular he can become.