New law must rake in all corrupt figures
- 16 Jul 2017 at 04:20
- WRITER: EDITORIAL
The recent National Legislative Assembly (NLA) decision to approve a law on criminal procedures for holders of political positions has drawn mixed public reaction.
The draft law, seen as controversial by many for abolishing the statute of limitations for fugitive suspects and for granting power to the Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions to order a trial to proceed in absentia, sailed through the NLA meeting on Thursday, with 176 yes votes and three abstentions.
In effect, this means cases which have gone to the court before the enactment of this law, except the ones for which the court has already issued verdicts, can be retrospective.