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SG justice in the spotlight

The story of Ms Parti Liyani, an Indonesian domestic worker falsely accused of stealing by her employer, riled up Singaporeans this month.

At the heart of the controversy is the fact that she had to go all the way to the High Court to clear her name, as her accuser is a prominent public figure whose position weighed heavily on the initial proceedings.

Singaporeans were asked to share their views on this case and on its implications for Singapore’s justice system.

For 75% of respondents, the incident uncovers major flaws in the system. For 40% of them, no specific party can bear responsibility – all parties involved are to blame.

When asked if Singapore’s justice system is in need of a wider review in light of how this case was managed, close to one in two Singaporeans (48%) believe the whole criminal justice system does need to be fixed.