Daily Archives: 2016-02-03

AWARE statement on the rights of minors in criminal investigations

Statement by Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE) We are deeply saddened by the death of Benjamin Lim. We offer our best wishes and condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time. While we cannot ultimately know why this young boy ended his life, the case raises troubling questions about the treatment of minors who come …

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The police could show more compassion and finesse in dealing with teenagers

By Yoong Siew Wah The tragic suicide of a 14-year-old teenager Benjamin Lim has struck a raw nerve among Singaporeans about questionable police methods of interrogation of teenagers. The manner in which Benjamin Lim was hauled from his school by five burly plainclothes police officers for a suspected molestation offence for interrogation could not but cause consternation to the public …

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