In line with the Workers' Party's concern with justice and the rule of law since the Party's foundation in 1957, the Party will be holding a public forum on the topic: "Amendments to the Penal Code – Why We Should Be Concerned". The details are as follows:
The forum will cover some key concerns about the draft Bill such as the proposed changes to punishments and sentencing options, provisions regarding sexual crime and aspects omitted by the draft Bill. Views from the public are also sought so as to give comprehensive input for debate about crime issues and for decision-making.
• Ms Sylvia Lim, Chairman, Workers' Party and Non-Constituency Member of Parliament. Ms Lim has law enforcement and criminal defence experience, and now teaches and writes about law and procedure.
• Mr Thomas Koshy, a lawyer in private practice of 10 years' standing with experience in criminal litigation.
Who should attend:
All citizens concerned about criminal justice and having a balanced approach towards law and order.