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Murali Pillai on Criminal Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill

Whether a sexual predator can be caned or not should be determined by medical fitness, not the cut-off age, said MP Murali Pillai in Parliament on Monday (Sep 13). He urged the House to ensure that caning provisions being passed as punishment for serious sexual offences continue to be "fit for purpose". He also said public interest may be better served by raising the grounds of defence for those who argue against punishment on unsoundness of mind.   

Murali Pillai on Criminal Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill

13 Sep 2021 01:34pm

Whether a sexual predator can be caned or not should be determined by medical fitness, not the cut-off age, said MP Murali Pillai in Parliament on Monday (Sep 13). He urged the House to ensure that caning provisions being passed as punishment for serious sexual offences continue to be "fit for purpose". He also said public interest may be better served by raising the grounds of defence for those who argue against punishment on unsoundness of mind. 
 

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