Voters urge PAP MP Louis Ng to speak out against detention without trial in Parliament

Voters urge PAP MP Louis Ng to speak out against detention without trial in Parliament

The Independent·2018-01-30 23:10

Voters are urging ruling party parliamentarian Louis Ng to speak out against detention without trial under the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act (CLTPA), which will be up for debate in Parliament. Ng is scheduled to speak on the proposed extension of the CLTPA when Parliament convenes next month.

Under the CLTPA, suspected criminals can be detained without trial if the authorities deem their detentions necessary in the interests of “public safety, peace and good order”. Such detentions without trial will be reviewed annually.

The Act itself lapses every five years unless it is renewed. It was last renewed in October 2013, which was the 13th time the Act was extended since it was introduced in 1955. Parliament will debate on whether the Act should be extended for the 14th time, for another 5-year-term, soon.

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