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Top 5 At 5: Amending The Evidence Of Child Witness Act

Goh Siu Lin, Child Rights advocate

10-Jul-24 17:00

Top 5 At 5: Amending The Evidence Of Child Witness Act

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3. A shock win by the French left-wing coalition has triggered a hung parliament, for the first time in France’s history. Dr Benjamin Barton, assistant professor at the School of Politics, History and International Relations at the University of Nottingham Malaysia, shares his thoughts on the outcome of the election.

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1. Our top story: We reflect on the proposed amendments to the Evidence of Child Witness Act that has been tabled in Parliament, with child rights advocate Goh Siu Lin.

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Produced by: Juliet Jacobs, Lim Sue Ann, Alena Nadia, Sudais Ferhard, Alia Zefri

Presented by: Lee Chwi Lynn, Sharaad Kuttan

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