25 Nov '11, 3am

MinLaw plans to repeal Section 157(d) of Evidence Act

SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Law plans to repeal Section 157(d) of the Evidence Act, says Minister for Foreign Affairs and Law, Mr K Shanmugam. Speaking at the official launch of AWARE's Sexual Assault Befrienders Service on Friday, Mr Shanmugam said he will make a recommendation for the section to be repealed. The Sexual Assault Befrienders Service (SABS) is the first support service for survivors of sexual assault in Singapore. It comprises a dedicated Helpline, counselling, legal counselling and Befriending services. AWARE made a submission to repeal section 157(d) of the Evidence Act in October this year, saying it made it possible to discredit an alleged sexual assault victim through her sexual history. Section 157(d) states that "when a man is prosecuted for rape or an attempt to ravish, it may be shown that the prosecutrix was of generally immoral character". The grou...

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