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'Reverse burden of proof in cases of death in custody'

Koh Jun Lin  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Teoh Lee Lan, the sister of Teoh Beng Hock, has called for the burden of proof to be reversed in cases of custodial death.

This would mean that in future cases of death-in-custody, the prosecution would not need to prove beyond reasonable doubt that an accused is responsible for the death, in order to secure a conviction against the accused.

Instead, the officers in charge of the detainee would have to explain the death and prove that no foul play had taken place...

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