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Contemporary Ethics

In week 10, we continued our lecture on the Contemporary Ethical Issues for Part 2. During the lecture, Mr Faosiy had explained about the Death penalty, Insider Trading, Animal Rights, Same Sex-marriage and Internet Privacy. What is same sex-marriage?

Same sex-marriage known as gay or equal marriage with the same biological gender. Based on the information given by March 2013, there are about eleven countries who allows their people to marry with same sex. As example like Argentina, Belgium, South- Africa, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, Iceland, Denmark and Canada. All of this countries are flexible for marry between the same gender because they consider the LGBT group (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) have their own rights which they are looking for. However, there are some countries who still under on-going debate on this issues which most of them are not allow this same gender marriage. This is because of they are anti- same sex marriage where this kind of marriage is against the God’s plan. In every creation of God, every human being has their own partner with different gender between female and male, so the same gender relationship are totally against the divine command.

Some of the people says, the LGBT group is a kind of diseases where it can be influence and spread if we could not control it. Though, this problems should be overcome since they were born, where the parents should teach the right way of behaviour according to their gender. In addition, this issues also occurs because of the influence by the family members itself. As example, it clearly shown that in a family who has 4 siblings who are male and only one female, so this can influence the female to be dress like a male and grow up like the male personality and lead to lesbian. In answering to the question which How about your government? Are they legalised the same sex-marriage or not. As a Malaysian, everybody well known that Malaysia is one of the country which has the biggest population of Muslims, so this obviously explain that our government are not allow to have the same sex-marriage even though one time in history. This is because based on Islam, it is haram and illegal to do so which is against the Holy Quran.

What is Death Penalty? Death penalty or Capital punishment is a legal process whereby a person is put to death by the state as a punishment for a crime. The judicial decree that someone be punished in this manner is a death sentence, while the actual process of killing the person is an execution. As a question, how is the capital punishment going on in Malaysia?

Malaysia is one of the 58 countries in the world that still have the death penalty. While this is not an issue facing the electorate, it nevertheless remains an issue before the country, with the Government recently suggesting a reform of the death penalty law. Capital punishment in Malaysia is currently applicable in crimes such as murder, drug trafficking, terrorism, treason, and waging war against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. Only High Courts have the authority to sentence someone to death. Juvenile cases involving the death penalty are heard in High Courts instead of the juvenile court where other juvenile cases are heard. Appeals to the Court of Appeal and the Federal Court are automatic. The last resort for the convicted is to plead pardon for forgiveness. Pardons or clemency are granted by the Ruler or Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of the state where the crime is committed or the Yang di-Pertuan Agong if the crime is committed in the Federal Territories or when involving members of the armed forces. Death sentences are carried out by hanging as provided in Section 281 of the Criminal Procedure Code. Pregnant women and children may not be sentenced to death.

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