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Hearsay Reforms - Simplicity in Statute, Pragmatism in Practice?

Chin Tet Yung

(2014) 26 SAcLJ 398

This article examines the new hearsay scheme introduced in 2012, discussing the rules as well as the principles and policies underlying them. It argues that the hearsay scheme, while bringing welcome changes, leaves many problems unresolved, and adds new problems, especially in the form of widely phrased discretions and indeterminate rules.