13 Feb '18, 8am

Lee Kuan Yew an advocate of Criminal Law Temporary Provisions Act for 40 years

It must be realised that if you abolish the powers of arrest and detention and insist on trial in open court in accordance with the strict laws of evidence of a criminal trial, then law and order becomes without the slightest exaggeration utterly impossible, because whilst you may still nominally have law and order, the wherewithal to enforce it would have disappeared. The choice in many of these cases is either to go through the motions of a trial and let a guilty man off to continue his damage to society or to keep him confined without trial.

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2018/02/criminal-law-temporary-prov...

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