“The obsession with such inhumane methods of punishment on the part of Deputy Mentri Besar Datuk Mohd Amar Abdullah is disappointing.
“Like many other proponents of human rights, I have been campaigning for the end or reduced usage of cruel punishments such as the death penalty and judicial caning,” Liew said in a statement.
He was responding to a report that Mohd Amar, who is the chairman of Kelantan’s hudud law technical committee, said he would suggest to the panel to use such a guillotine, which would not need a surgeon to operate.
Mohd Amar said the guillotine was fast, effective and needed only one person to pull the lever, two others to hold down the offender and a doctor to ensure the punished person does not drastically suffer from the punishment. The judge who meted out the sentence must also be present.