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    Dec 17, 2014

    S'pore to review bail framework

    SINGAPORE'S Ministry of Law has been asked to review the framework for granting bail.

    In a Facebook post yesterday, Law Minister K. Shanmugam said that he had asked the ministry to do so, in the light of the Sydney hostage situation on Monday.

    He said: "Understand that the killer was out on bail, while being accused of a serious crime, and had a history. Calls for a careful relook."

    In his Facebook post, Mr Shanmugam, who is also Minister for Foreign Affairs, added: "Our hearts and prayers go out to them (the two dead victims) and their loved ones. The world is now afflicted with this madness - deranged men running amok and using religion as an excuse to kill innocent people."