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Raj Joshua Thomas on Criminal Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill

Giving false information to public servants like police officers could lead to “misuse” or “inefficient" use of their powers - this distinction is covered under different sections of the Penal Code, said NMP Raj Joshua Thomas in Parliament on Monday (Sep 13). He asked if changes in a Bill up for debate would lead to an overlap, and to a suspect possibly being charged with a more serious offence instead of a lesser offence with lower penalties. He also sought a review of whether the identities of people accused of sexual crimes should be made public until they have been convicted and exhausted all avenues of appeal.

Raj Joshua Thomas on Criminal Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill

13 Sep 2021 01:53pm

Giving false information to public servants like police officers could lead to “misuse” or “inefficient" use of their powers - this distinction is covered under different sections of the Penal Code, said NMP Raj Joshua Thomas in Parliament on Monday (Sep 13). He asked if changes in a Bill up for debate would lead to an overlap, and to a suspect possibly being charged with a more serious offence instead of a lesser offence with lower penalties. He also sought a review of whether the identities of people accused of sexual crimes should be made public until they have been convicted and exhausted all avenues of appeal.

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