'Do more to help those at risk of suicide'

Many laud move to decriminalise attempted suicide but say this is only the first step

CRIMINAL LAWYER AMOLAT SINGH, who has welcomed the decision to repeal the law.
CRIMINAL LAWYER AMOLAT SINGH, who has welcomed the decision to repeal the law.

Many have welcomed the move to decriminalise attempted suicide although they still saw it as only the first step in the right direction.

Abetment of attempted suicide continues to be an offence under the Criminal Law Reform Bill proposed in Parliament on Monday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 13, 2019, with the headline ''Do more to help those at risk of suicide''. Subscribe