The Justice Ministry on April 30 submitted a proposal concerning criminal investigations and trials to a special panel of the Legislative Council, an advisory body for the justice minister. The proposal will serve as a basis for further discussions among the panel members.

But the proposal by the ministry, which serves as the secretariat for the council, allows investigators wide discretion to evade an obligation to electronically record the entire interrogations of criminal suspects and expands the range of investigative methods that authorities can utilize.

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