30 Sep '11, 11pm

Ministry of Law proposes changes to Evidence Act

SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Law (Minlaw) is proposing amendments to the Evidence Act to allow, among other things, computer output evidence to be treated just like all other forms of evidence. MinLaw - which began a one-month public consultation yesterday - is also proposing to broaden the use of expert opinion evidence beyond five areas of specialised knowledge - foreign law, science or art, handwriting or finger impressions - to include evidence on scientific, technical or other specialised knowledge. These proposals have been described by lawyers as "progressive and timely", given the advent of technology and the rising complexity of cases. Director of Drew & Napier Wendell Wong said: "The rules of evidence in our courts must continue to remain relevant and evolve as we embrace technology in our everyday lives, and especially with the increasing complexity of cases bein...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC111001-0000210/Mi...

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