MANILA -- Officials said Malaysia's pardons board has commuted to life imprisonment the death sentence on a Filipino woman convicted of smuggling five kilograms (11 pounds) of cocaine at Kuala Lumpur's airport.
The Philippine Embassy in the Malaysian capital said Tuesday the pardons board of the central state of Selangor on June 15 commuted Jacqueline Quiamno's sentence in response to clemency requests from the embassy and her family.
Quiamno was arrested in 2005 and convicted in 2010. The guilty verdict was affirmed by the Federal Court in July 2013.
The news comes as the fate of another Filipino woman on death row in Indonesia for illegal drugs remains unclear. Her execution on April 29 was postponed after appeals by the Philippines to allow her to testify against her arrested illegal recruiters. (AP)