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Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim on support for young suspects during investigations

Singapore's justice system is designed to give "second chances", said Minister of State for Home Affairs Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim. He said this in reply to Parliamentary questions on Tuesday (Nov 2) relating to Justin Lee, a 17-year-old drug suspect who fell to his death three months after he was charged in court. He said the laws do not treat all drug abusers as criminals but focus on getting them to rehabilitate. "The young man could have had a far better future," he said. He said the authorities have been putting out this message "quite a lot" and will have to continue doing so. He also outlined the processes, protocols, guidance and support available. He said the Home Affairs Ministry will announce in the next few months whether it can extend the Appropriate Adult Scheme for Young Suspects to persons who are 16 and 17 years old. 

Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim on support for young suspects during investigations

02 Nov 2021 11:53am

Singapore's justice system is designed to give "second chances", said Minister of State for Home Affairs Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim. He said this in reply to Parliamentary questions on Tuesday (Nov 2) relating to Justin Lee, a 17-year-old drug suspect who fell to his death three months after he was charged in court. He said the laws do not treat all drug abusers as criminals but focus on getting them to rehabilitate. "The young man could have had a far better future," he said. He said the authorities have been putting out this message "quite a lot" and will have to continue doing so. He also outlined the processes, protocols, guidance and support available. He said the Home Affairs Ministry will announce in the next few months whether it can extend the Appropriate Adult Scheme for Young Suspects to persons who are 16 and 17 years old. 

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