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Changes to criminal justice system a step in the right direction

Sweeping revisions to the criminal justice system were passed unanimously in Parliament yesterday, with each stage in the course of justice - investigation, trials and sentencing - seeing notable changes. The amendments came via two pieces of legislation, the Criminal Justice Reform Bill and the Evidence (Amendment) Bill, after lengthy consultations with multiple stakeholders.

MPs on both sides of the aisle commended the changes.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 20, 2018, with the headline 'Changes to criminal justice system a step in the right direction'. Print Edition | Subscribe