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Giving courts an objective picture

Longstanding calls from criminal lawyers for police interviews with suspects to be recorded on video have finally been answered.

A legislative framework for the video recording of police interviews was approved by Parliament on Monday, along with wide-ranging changes to the Criminal Procedure Code.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 22, 2018, with the headline 'Giving courts an objective picture'. Print Edition | Subscribe