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27 Pinoys in KL death row

Kuala Lumpur – Twenty-seven Filipinos convicted of drug charges are on the death row here, Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia Jose Eduardo Malaya said on Wednesday.

But, the envoy also said that none of the 27 convicted Filipinos are scheduled for execution as of now.

“To the good fortune of our concerned countrymen and women, there is an informal moratorium here in Malaysia on carrying out of death penalty convictions,” said Malaya.

He added this is because the Malaysian government is currently reviewing its policy with respect to imposing and carrying out death penalty for drug offenses. (Elena Aben)