64 Pro Death Penalty Quotes by Judges from Asian Countries

The qualities that one should look for in a judge are a burning desire to be fair and impartial; the courage to uphold the law and strike down injustice; compassion, coupled with an understanding of human frailties; and lastly, love for the law. ["A giant of S'pore legal history". The Straits Times. June 6, 2005.]

I hope the day will never come when the guilt or innocence of anyone in Singapore is decided by politics. Your guilt or innocence on this charge is decided by the law of the land, by the courts and by the judges. No one, least of all a politician, is above the law. The law is enacted by Parliament.

Section 3 of the Kidnapping Act provides Judges with the discretion to impose either life imprisonment and caning or the death penalty. A general observation from the reported kidnapping cases is that the death penalty has almost never been imposed.  In Sia Ah Kew and Others v Public Prosecutor, the Court of Appeal substituted the death sentence imposed in the High Court with life imprisonment and caning for an offence of kidnapping. The Court rejected the view of the trial Judges that “the alternative sentence of life imprisonment should be imposed only when there are some very exceptional circumstances which do not justify the imposition of the death sentence” as erroneous. Chief Justice Wee Chong Jin explained:

It is a long and well established principle of sentencing that the Legislature in fixing the maximum penalty for a criminal offence intends it only for the worst cases. However, in the case of kidnapping for ransom the discretion given to the courts as regards the sentence is, as earlier stated, very limited in scope. In our opinion the maximum sentence … would be appropriate where the manner of the kidnapping or the acts or conduct of the kidnappers are such as to outrage the feelings of the community.

Wee Chong Jin (Chinese: 黄宗仁; pinyin: Huáng Zōng Rén; 28 September 1917 – 5 June 2005) was a Singaporean judge and the first Chief Justice of the country.

''Courts must remember not just rights of the criminal but also the victims,'' he said, sentencing gunman Ajmal Amir Kasab to death on five counts.

He quoted extensively from Supreme Court judgments, views expressed by experts on jurisprudence and law reports to say why it was a must to put a terrorist like Kasab to death. ''If we want to enjoy an effective system of law then the punishment we give must be proportional to the crime,'' Tahaliyani observed.

The judge drew attention to the fact that Kasab's crimes, especially the murder of women and children, spoke of his extreme depravity. ''There was neither remorse nor repentance on his part. It is a fit case for death,'' he said.

M L Tahaliyani A.K.A Madanlal Laxmandas Tahaliyani (born on 23 December 1953 in Sardar Shahar, District Churu, Rajasthan, India) is an Indian High Court judge in Bombay, India. Justice Tahaliyani hails from Gondia district in Maharashtra. He completed his Law degree from Nagpur. He was also the judge in the infamous Gulshan Kumar murder case. Coincidentally, Special Public Prosecutor in the 26/11 case, Ujjwal Nikam, was the prosecutor and Abbas Kazmi was the defence lawyer in that case. Tahiliyani was also a special judge assigned to handle CBI cases. In 1987, he became the magistrate at the Bandra Metropolitan Court; he was appointed as Additional Sessions judge in the Mumbai Sessions Court in 1997. In 2009, Tahiliyani was appointed as the judge in the 26/11 trial. Dedicated judge he is, Tahiliyani along with his staff worked through the Diwali vacations and didn't take time off even when there were no court hearings. He would come to finish even the administration work related to the case.

Friday 13 August 2010 - For Chief Justice Shehab al Hammadi, a courtroom is set up for a single purpose: for the accused to present their best defence.

Even the gavel is a symbol of coercion, he said, and does not belong in his courtroom. Chief Justice al Hammadi, who presides over all state security cases at the Federal Supreme Court, says it is the judge's responsibility to ensure defendants believe in the system. "The basic principle that governs the relationship between a defendant and a judge is that the defendant should be fully confident he or she is arraigned before a fair trial and a court of law," Chief Justice al Hammadi said in a rare interview. "The defendant should also be confident the judge is an independent judge, who does not represent any party, and that the court derives its decisions from the constitution."

"Ignorance breeds injustices; a judge may want to be just, but because he is not aware of all aspects of the law, he judges wrongly. Knowledge, when combined with fairness, leads to justice."

Chief Justice Shehab al Hammadi was born in 1963 in Khor Fakkan, Sharjah. He has been a judge since 1985. He worked as a judge at the Administrative Tribunal of the League of Arab States between 2001 and 2003, and was head of the tribunal in 2003.

Chief Justice Ramesh Chandra Lahoti on 31 October 2005, his last day in office, justifying death penalty and referring to Delhi blasts on 29 October 2005, said "What other penalty would suit perpetrators of such brutal acts? What other penalty is called for if the crime is proved beyond reasonable doubt? What happens is that, we forget the past. We see only the face of the accused, who is before us and his family. We forget the victims and their families."


Ramesh Chandra Lahoti (born November 1, 1940) was the 35th Chief Justice of India, serving from June 1, 2004 to November 1, 2005. He joined the Bar in Guna District in 1960 and enrolled as an advocate in 1962. In April 1977, he was recruited directly from the Bar to the State Higher Judicial Service and was appointed as a District and Sessions Judge. After functioning as a District and Sessions Judge for a year, he resigned in May 1978 and reverted to the Bar for practice mainly in the High Court. He was appointed the Additional Judge of the Madhya Pradesh High Court on May 3, 1988 and made permanent judge on August 4, 1989. Lahoti was transferred to Delhi High Court on February 7, 1994. He was appointed as a Judge of Supreme Court of India on December 9, 1998. He retired on his 65th birthday giving him a term of 18 months. His predecessor had a term of just 1 month. Justice Lahoti, a noted jurist is economic with words and probably the least vocal among Chief Justices. He served one of the longest terms as Chief Justice in recent years, retiring from office after 17 months.

On Monday 21 February 2011, a division bench of Justice Ranjana Desai and Justice R.V. More delivered the verdict, holding him guilty on four counts. Kasab now has 30 days to appeal in the Supreme Court. Two Indian co-accused, alleged to be his accomplices, were let off by the court for lack of evidence.

“The appeal of Kasab has been dismissed and the death sentence has been upheld,” the bench said in its order after nearly four months of hearing. “This is, indeed, a rarest of rare cases involving uncommon and unprecedented crime for which sentence of life imprisonment is inadequate,” the bench said.

“We feel that we would never be as confident as we are today in confirming the death sentence,’ the bench said, justifying the capital punishment awarded to Kasab.

Qasab was one of 10 gunmen who carried out co-ordinated attacks on key Bombay landmarks that included two hotels, the city’s train station and a Jewish centre, besieging them for nearly three days. The gunmen had arrived by sea from near the southern Pakistani city of Karachi. Within hours, Qasab was captured by the train station’s close circuit television firing casually from an AK47 assault rifle at groups of terrified passengers, including women and children.

“The case was of extreme brutality. The crime was enormous and pre-planned. It was a threat to society,” judges Ranjana Desai and Ranjit More said in their order confirming the death penalty.

“Qasab killed innocent people mercilessly. He never showed any remorse,” the judges declared.

Ranjana Desai was born on 30.10.1949. She completed her graduation from the Elphinstone College Bombay in April 1970 with Economics & Politics as subjects. She took her law degree from Government Law College Bombay in April 1973. She was enrolled as an Advocate on 30.07.1973. She handled criminal and civil matters. She worked as a Junior of Justice S.C. Pratap when he was the bar. She was appointed Honorary Assistant Government Pleader in High Court in 1979 and thereafter she was appointed Assistant Government Pleader and Additional Public Prosecutor in High Court in 1983. In 1986, she was appointed as Special Public Prosecutor for Preventive Detention matters. From 1st November, 1995 she worked as Government Pleader, Appellate Side, High Court, Bombay. She was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Bombay High Court for a period of 2 years w.e.f. 15.04.1996. She is appointed as Permanent Judge of this Hon'ble Court on 12th April, 1998.

Mr Justice Mohamed Dzaiddin Haji Abdullah delivered his judgment after a 13-day hearing at which mother and son were jointly charged with dadah trafficking at the Bayan Lepas international airport here at 5.10pm on Feb 9, 1985.

The Cohens, who are both New Zealand citizens from Auckland, were charged under section 39B of the amended Dangerous Drugs Act, which carries the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.

Mr Justice Mohammed Dzaiddin , in convicting Lorraine, said that section 39B(2) of the Act clearly provided that anyone found guilty of trafficking in dangerous drugs shall be punished on conviction with death.

"The rigour of this punishment is too well known and the accused (Lorraine), being no stranger to Malaysia, cannot complain that she did not know the law and the penalty for trafficking. Prior to her arrest, she was in Penang for two months and previous to that she had also visited Singapore and entered Malaysia through the Causeway in Johore Baru.”

"Every visitor who comes to Malaysia must have read the warning boldly stated on the embarkation cards and the billboards at all entry points. Therefore, to say that the warning did not actually explain the meaning of trafficking is no excuse," the judge added.

"Mandatory sentence is one field of the criminal where my function as a judge can be described as 'mechanical' because we judges become the reluctant but obedient servants of the lawmakers as it is ordained that "Thou shall pass only one sentence known to law. Accordingly, I sentence the first accused (Lorraine) to death by hanging,"

Mohamed Dzaiddin bin Haji Abdullah born in Arau, Perlis on 16 September 1937 is a Malaysian judge.

Justice Tay Yong Kwang delivers his judgement before a packed courtroom. He finds Leong Siew Chor guilty of murder and pronounces the death penalty. Leong listens intently, his face impassive as he learns he is to be sent to the gallows.


Noting that Leong had butchered his lover after killing her, Justice Tay says: ''It was a most disgusting and despicable murder. Liu Hong Mei died a very cruel, heartbreaking death. In the classic tragic tale of ill-fated love, the luckless lovers committed suicide. Here, Romeo killed Juliet, the accused stole the deceased's heart, then pilfered her card and hard-earned savings and finally robbed her of her life.''

Justice Tay Yong Kwang is a judge of the Supreme Court of Singapore. He was first appointed Judicial Commissioner in 1997, and appointed Judge in 2003.

In an interview with The Straits Times in 1996, the gruff, no-nonsense man brushed off the 'Hanging Judge' sobriquet, saying his conscience was clear. 'I'm satisfied that I've made no mistake and that I've done my duty according to the law,' he said.

Choor Singh Sidhu (19 January 1911 – 31 March 2009), known professionally as Choor Singh, was a judge of the Supreme Court of Singapore and, particularly after his retirement from the bench, a philanthropist and writer of books about Sikhism. Born to a family of modest means in Punjab, India, he came to Singapore at four years of age. He completed his seondary education in the top class at Raffles Institution in 1929, then worked as a clerk in a law firm before becoming a civil servant in the Official Assignee's office. Encouraged by the Assistant Official Assignee, James Walter Davy Ambrose (who was later appointed a High Court Judge), to study law, Choor Singh enrolled as an external student at the University of London, passing the matriculation examination and intermediate LL.B. examination. In 1948 he was appointed a coroner, and the following year was elevated to the post of magistrate, becoming the first Indian to hold such a position in colonial Malaya. Following law studies at Gray's Inn on a government scholarship, he became a Barrister-at-Law in 1955. He was appointed a district judge in 1960 and a judge of the Supreme Court in 1963. Especially noted for his criminal judgments, Singh was the first Singapore judge to impose the death penalty on a woman. Following his retirement in 1980, Choor Singh continued his close involvement in Indian and Sikh affairs. One of the young Sikhs who founded the Singapore Khalsa Association in 1931, he served as its patron and honorary chairman of its board of trustees. He also contributed to educational charities and causes, both Sikh and non-Sikh, and wrote several books on Sikhism. In 1994, the Sikh community bestowed on him its highest honour by inviting him to lay the foundation stone for the new Gurdwara Sahib building at the Gurdwara Khalsa Dharmak Sabha at 18 Niven Road.

Monday 21 November 2011 - The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by Seiichi Endo, a former senior member of the Aum Supreme Truth cult who was sentenced to death by lower courts for his involvement in four cases, some involving murder, essentially bringing to an end a series of Aum-related trials that lasted more than 16 years.

Endo, a 51-year-old former veterinarian and virologist, is set to become the 13th member of the cult to have a death sentence finalized.

Endo was given the death penalty by lower courts for conspiring with Aum founder Shoko Asahara, whose real name is Chizuo Matsumoto, and playing a central role in the sarin nerve gas attacks in Nagano Prefecture in 1994 and on the Tokyo subway system in 1995.

"The crimes were committed in an organized and systematic manner, to defend the cult and as a challenge to a law-abiding nation," presiding Justice Seishi Kanetsuki of the Supreme Court's No. 1 Petty Bench said in the ruling.

"They were extremely antisocial and showed outrageous disregard for human life. Although he himself was not a perpetrator of the crimes, the criminal responsibility of the defendant, who misused his scientific knowledge in connection with the crimes, was extremely serious," the ruling said.

Seishi Kanetsuki (金築 誠志 Kanetsuki Seishi, born April 1, 1945) is a member of the Supreme Court of Japan. He was appointed Supreme Court's No. 1 Petty Bench on 26 January 2009.

“The act of the accused and his friends, now famous as the Bali Nine, has made a black mark on Bali as a top tourist destination. The sentence for the accused must be equal to his actions. Chan had shown no regret whatsoever; he gave complicated and conflicting evidence; his actions were contrary to government policy aimed at stamping out drugs.” Judge Supratman said, referring to the Bali Nine.    

“A drug dealer’s crime is of the same magnitude as that of a terrorist. It’s just that terrorist’s bomb, like those in the Bali Nightclubs in 2002, killed 202 people in one night – the impact is sudden. The evil effects of drug takes longer to manifest themselves but are just as deadly, and, in many ways, more deadly, as they affect generations to come.” Judge Supratman said, referring to the Bali Nine.    

The Muslim judge, Arif Supratman, read a passage from the Koran: "We already decided for them that, many souls were paid for by souls, eyes paid by eyes, nose by nose, eyes by eyes, tooth by tooth and injured paid by injured. Because of that”, he said, “Samudra would pay with his life.”

Judge Arif Supratman is a Muslim judge from Bali, Indonesia.
The presiding judge, Mohamed Oreibi al-Khalifa, told al-Majid: "You had all the civil and military authority for northern Iraq. You gave orders to the troops to kill Kurdish civilians and put them in severe conditions. You subjected them to wide and systematic attacks using chemical weapons and artillery. You led the killing of villagers. You ... committed genocide. There are enough documents against you."
Judge Mohammed Oreibi al-Khalifa is a member of the Iraq High Tribunal, which was created to prosecute crimes that occurred under the regime of Saddam Hussein.

On 18 March 2009, the district court found the defendants guilty of all the charges. It sentenced Kanda and Hori to death for the murder of Rie Isogai on 25 August 2007.

Presiding Judge Hiroko Kondo said the motives of the three left no grounds for leniency because "each of the three committed the crime for the purpose of getting some easy money."

"They did not listen to the victim's pleas and carried out the criminal act," Kondo said. "There was no mercy, and it was a chilling act."

Hiroko Kondo 近藤宏子 is a judge in the Nagoya District Court.

Under Article 1 of the penal code, certain offences including murder, sex outside of wedlock, drugs, theft and alcohol must be tried under Sharia.

He said murder and drug trafficking offences can bring the death penalty.

"The death penalty for murder is the original sentence - a judge cannot ignore it," said the official, who did not wish to be named.

"Murder is an issue that has to do with the victim's family, and it is not up to the judge to rule against it unless the family accepts diyya [blood money] or forgives the killer.

"If we do not sentence a killer to death, the victim's family will seek revenge, and that would cause a problem in our society."

As for executing minors, he said, Sharia clearly states when a person becomes an adult.

"The point is to determine when a person is an adult - when he or she can decide what is wrong and what is right," he said.

Saturday 6 August 2011 - Other judges also expressed their faith in the current system. They said crimes such as domestic violence or child abuse were broadly defined under the law, giving a wide range of discretion for punishment and providing judges with the freedom they need to make an appropriate decision.

“Some people walk to crime, while others, the crime comes to them,” one judge said.

Saturday 6 August 2011 - Another judge said he supported amending the law to make capital punishment mandatory for drug trafficking. “Such crimes destroy nations,” he said.

U.A.E Judges - judges from the United Arab Emirates giving their opinions.

On 13 December 2006, The Osaka District Court sentenced Yuki Yamaji to death. Yukio Yamaji (山地 悠紀夫, Yamaji Yukio, August 21, 1983 – July 28, 2009) was a Japanese triple killer. He murdered his own mother in 2000, and then murdered a 27-year-old woman and her 19-year-old sister in 2005.

"It was a cruel and outrageous crime," presiding Judge Masao Namiki said. "The defendant has not reflected on his crime, and it is unlikely that he will be rehabilitated. His criminal responsibility is too heavy."

"The defendant is dangerous, as he is obsessed with killing people," Namiki said. "The victims were killed in unimaginable fear and pain, and it is inevitable to hand down capital punishment."

Masao Namiki 並木正男 is a judge in the Osaka District Court.
“The law against drug offenses doesn’t contradict the 1945 constitution or break any international laws which Indonesia has signed. Therefore, it is clear that the defendants’ petition does not have solid grounds.”
Jimly Assidiqi is the head judge of the Indonesian Constitutional Court, referring to the Bali Nine.

The measure of punishment in a given case must depend upon the atrocity of the crime, the conduct of the criminal and the defenceless and unprotected state of the victim.

Imposition of appropriate punishment is the manner in which the courts respond to the society's cry for justice against the criminals.

Justice demands that courts should impose punishment befitting the crime so that the courts reflect public abhorrence of the crime.

Justices A.S. Anand and N.P. Singh, Supreme Court of India, in the case of Dhananjoy Chatterjee

N.P.SINGH Mr. Justice N.P. Singh, Born on 25th December, 1931. Enrolled as an Advocate on 9th January, 1956; Appointed as the Judge of the Patna High Court on 12th April, 1973; Became the Acting Chief Justice of Patna High Court in 1991; On 4th February, 1992 took over as Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court; Appointed as the Judge of the Supreme Court on 15th June, 1992. Retired on 24.12.1996.

The measure of punishment in a given case must depend upon the atrocity of the crime, the conduct of the criminal and the defenceless and unprotected state of the victim.

Imposition of appropriate punishment is the manner in which the courts respond to the society's cry for justice against the criminals.

Justice demands that courts should impose punishment befitting the crime so that the courts reflect public abhorrence of the crime.

Justices A.S. Anand and N.P. Singh, Supreme Court of India, in the case of Dhananjoy Chatterjee

DR.JUSTICE ADARSH SEIN ANAND Appointed as Chief Justice of India on 10th October, 1998. Awarded Degree of Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa) at the 9th Convocation held at Jammu University on March 20, 1999.Retired on 01.11.2001

Referring to the death sentence upheld for Umesh Reddy on 2 February 2011 - “The extreme depravity with which the offences were committed and the merciless manner in which death was inflicted brings it [the crime] within the category of rarest of rare which merits the death penalty.”

Asking the government not to keep mercy petitions of death row convicts pending for a long time, Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir on Sunday said execution of death penalty should not be delayed. He also faulted the government for not informing Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's family members before he was hanged.

"If a death penalty is to be awarded and it is there under the system, then the quicker things are done the better it is for everybody," Justice Kabir said at a press conference with law minister Ashwani Kumar after a meeting of chief ministers and chief justices of high courts on judicial reforms.

Altamas Kabir M.A.,LL.B. - was born on July 19, 1948. He was enrolled as an Advocate in 1973 and practiced in the District Court and the Calcutta High Court in Civil and Criminal sides. He was appointed as a permanent Judge in the Calcutta High Court on August 6, 1990. He was thereafter appointed as a Chief Justice of the Jharkhand High Court on 1.3.2005. Appointed as a Judge, Supreme Court of India on September 9, 2005. Due to retire on July 19, 2013(F.N.)

Criticizing people and groups advocating abolition of death penalty, he said: “It may be added some groups have been advocating abolition of the capital punishment. It seems that the persons leading these groups are living in ivory towers and have never been touched by such crimes committed on the ordinary citizens. The victim is not there to tell the agony of pain he or she suffers. In the present case, there is no other alternative but to award the above proposed punishment”. [Saturday 12 May 2012] 

Sh. Kewal Krishan Garg is the District & Sessions Judge of Gurdaspur, Punjab. He joined the court on 6 April 2010.

"There are strict protocols, checks and balances to executions," he said. "We don't just execute for petty crimes." He said that even if a country wanted to abolish the death penalty it would be impossible under Shariah. "It is a religious responsibility given to the courts," he said. There are fewer than 70 inmates on death row in Abu Dhabi, according to guards and former inmates of Al Wathba prison.

Chief Justice Syed Abdul Baseer is the head of the criminal court in Abu Dhabi since 2002.

In his trial, prosecutors called Hiroshi Maeue a "lust murderer." On March 28, 2007, the Osaka District Court sentenced him to death. Although his defence team launched an appeal, he accepted the judgment of the court and expressed a willingness to pay for his crimes with his life, retracting his protest in July 5, 2007. On July 28, 2009, Hiroshi Maeue was hanged in Osaka, along with 25-year-old condemned criminal Yukio Yamaji.

"It's brutal, heartless, devilish, and his sexual propensity is deep-rooted and difficult to ameliorate. The cruelty of the serial killings means the unlikelihood that he could be rehabilitated."

Kazuo Mizushima 和夫水島 is a judge in the Osaka District Court.

"In my view, the stage has still not come in India to completely abolish the death penalty like countries in the European Union or the UK have done. For heinous terror crimes and given India's geographical situation and its sensitive neighbourhood, death penalty for terrorists must be on the statute books to act as a deterrent for terrorists. But I am strictly not in favour of death penalty for sexual offences like rape." [Monday 11 February 2013]

V. N. Khare was the 33rd Chief Justice of India, serving from December 19, 2002 to May 2, 2004. He was a judge of the Supreme Court of India from March 21, 1997 before he was elevated to the post of Chief Justice.

“It is not proper for NHRC to give an opinion on death sentence. But, if you ask me personally... I feel personally that the death penalty should continue. It has got a very great deterrent effect on the society.”

“In India, different types of crimes are on increase. The death penalty will have a deterrent effect on the people,” Mr Balakrishnan said.

His remarks come at a time when Pakistani gunman Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, convicted in the Mumbai terror attack, and Afzal Guru, found guilty in Parliament attack, have been awarded death sentences. Over a dozen mercy petitions, including that of Afzal Guru, are pending with the government.

“If you analyse many of those who were given death penalty really deserved it in the cases imposed (on them),” Mr Balakrishnan said.

K.G. Balakrishnan Konakuppakatil Gopinathan Balakrishnan (Malayalam: കൊനകുപ്പക്കാട്ടില്‍ ഗോപിനാഥന്‍ ബാലകൃഷ്ണന്‍, b. 12 May 1945) known as K. G. Balakrishnan, was the thirty-seventh Chief Justice of India.

"It cannot exceed 30 days. As from tomorrow the sentence could be carried out at any time. The appeals court has issued its verdict. What we have decided today is compulsory."


Judge Arif Shaheen one of the nine Iraqi appeal judges in the Saddam Hussein trial.

Wednesday 4 July 2012 - Chief Justice Ahmed Faiz Hussain has stressed that the death penalty is not something new to the Maldives and can be enforced within the current legal system.

Speaking to reporters after the minute of silence observed by members of the judiciary and lawyers in memory of lawyer Ahmed Najeeb who was stabbed to death last Sunday, Faiz detailed that according to the statistics of the last decade; more than ten people had been sentenced to death.

As the Maldives’ judicial system is meshed with Islamic Shariah, implementing the death penalty was possible even in the present legal system.

“The justice system in the Maldives is shaped in a way that following a court verdict, the sentence or the punishment is enforced by a separate entity. The result of a verdict can only been seen if the sentences are enforced. This doesn’t apply only to the death penalty,” Chief Justice added.

While most murder cases have been delayed, three hearings on Najeeb’s case have already taken place on the same day the case had been forwarded to the Prosecutor General’s office upon completion of the investigation.

Chief Justice admitted that the case in question had been different and noted that the investigation had received the full cooperation of all relevant authorities. He also highlighted that the process of forwarding the case to the PG’s office had been smooth and without any glitches.

He explained that several reasons were behind the alarming rise in criminal offences. He detailed that the only solution is to strengthen the constitution, the justice system and to complete the much needed laws to the judicial system.

“Once the constitution came into effect, there are some important tools needed for the Judiciary for it to function effectively. Parliament members are currently working on bills such the criminal procedural act, penal code and evidence act. When these Bills are ratified the justice system would be more complete and the crime rate would be curbed,” Faiz detailed.

“The Maldives judicial system is constructed in a manner whereby another body is responsible to enforce the punishment once it is decided by the court,” Faiz explained. “Not only in murder cases, but if all court verdicts on all crimes are properly enforced,  we will see the [positive] outcomes of these verdicts,” the Supreme court judge noted.

Ahmed Faiz was born H. dh. Vaikaradhoo to Island Chief (Katheeb) Hussain Ali and Fathimath Yusuf. He is the second eldest one in the Family. Spent most of his time studying in Pakistan. After several of years of his services in Government, in year 2010 President Mohamed Nasheed appointed him as Chief Justice of newly established permanent supreme court with the approval of parliament, according to reformed constitution.
“Criticism from outside is expected, but Indonesian courts will only adhere to the laws applied in this country, and that includes the death penalty. The judges will not budge, we will not be affected by public opinion or the media.” 

Yasa said that, rather than interfering in Indonesia's justice system, Australia should educate its citizens about the strict drug laws in neighbouring countries, before allowing them to travel abroad.

I Wayan Yasa Abadhi Denpasar District Court judge and spokesman I Wayan Yasa Abadhi