New law will be amended if needed: PM Oli

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Aug 17, 2018-

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said the government is ready to amend the new law if there are any major weaknesses in it.

Speaking at a programme ogranised by the Ministry of Law in Singh Dubar on Friday, PM Oli clarified that the government is ready to correct the mistakes in the Criminal Code and Criminal Procedures Code that came into effect from Friday (August 17).

“This law is for us, this is for establishing the system. The government and we are ready to correct the mistakes,” he said, adding, “There is no reason to be in dilemma or in illusion while implementing the law.”

“The law can be amended if it is against the interests of general public or deprives the people of their rights,” he further said.

He floated this opinion after people from various quarters of life criticised the government’s new Criminal Code and Criminal Procedures Code.

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“We all have to face difficulties before starting a new work in a new place. People will get accustomed to it after some time,” said PM Oli. He expressed his belief that the new law will be implemented easily and naturally.

Saying that the new law was promulgated after six to seven years of serious discussions, PM Oli said that the recent debate on the new law is meaningless.

“The transformed Parliament in the second Constituent Assembly concluded the issue after the first Constituent Assembly failed to resolve it,” said PM Oli, while recalling the past.

“This code was brought after a series of discussions by a task force in Parliament, I don’t know why this code has been criticised now,” he wondered.

PM Oli, who is also the co-chairman of Nepal Communist Party, expressed his belief that good governance would be established in the society after the implementation of the new law.

“This law has special significance. Political system of the country has not only been changed. Constitution was changed, rights were changed,” he said, “This code will help to establish good governance in society.”

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Published: 17-08-2018 17:00

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