Similar cases in the past have often resulted in disagreement from people regarding the use of the death penalty, but any passing of laws should take public opinion into account, said Wang.
"This is too unfair for the child. There is no way anybody who cares about children could accept anything like this," said Wang. "I hope the Legislature can soon add this to the review agenda."
New Power Party (NPP) Legislator Freddy Lim, who previously advocated against capital punishment, said to local media that he felt great sadness and anger about the murder, but also that a nation's criminal system must be assessed with care.
Society is now overwhelmed with rage and grief, so it will be better to discuss the issue at a later time, emphasised Lim.
Also, the Child Welfare League urged the government to force mental illness patients that refuse to seek treatment to receive medical help, in order to prevent "ticking time bombs from existing in communities."