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COMMENT | MPs should support amendments that help child witnesses

COMMENT | Amendments to the Evidence of Child Witness Act 2007 are being tabled in the Dewan Rakyat this week. I am delighted that the amendments offer more support and rights to child witnesses in Malaysia.

Revising the law is essential for improving the safeguards and welfare of child witnesses in legal proceedings. This update is key to aligning our legislation with international norms and practices grounded in evidence-based practices.

Such changes will ensure that the judiciary can consider the most reliable and complete evidence provided by children.

I would like to thank Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law and Institutional Reform) Azalina Othman Said for initiating and leading the charge for these vital amendments.

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