25 Nov '11, 5am

(TODAY) Section of law that can discredit sex assault victim to be repealed: Shanmugam

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. Mr Shanmugam announced this during his speech at the official launch of AWARE's Sexual Assault Befrienders Service. AWARE made a submission to repeal section 157(d) of the Evidence Act, saying it made it possible to discredit an alleged sexual assault victim through her sexual history. Section 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 The group took issue with the term "generally immoral character", saying it was based on an outdated concept that only "chaste" women should be afforded legal protection. The group believes the moral or immoral behaviour of a woman in general has no logical link to her credibility or to whether she...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC111125-0000122/Se...

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