Handbook to help witnesses in criminal cases

SINGAPORE - Witnesses in criminal cases will get help from a new handbook that explains how the trial process works.

The book, Giving evidence in court, will be provided to witnesses and their family after interviews with prosecutors.

It is among several initiatives from the Attorney General's chambers (AGC) to raise public awareness of its work and Singapore's criminal justice system in general.

"This book seeks to... (explain) the process, so witnesses before going to court will have an idea and be mentally prepared for the experience," The straits Times quoted Attorney-General steven chong as saying yesterday.

The book will also be given out for free at a public exhibition at the National library at Victoria street.

The event focuses on youth crime and the role of the public prosecutor in enhancing the rule of law. it is an initiative under the AGc's first annual Public Prosecution outreach Programme.

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