Testimony is an important method of proof of evidence used in courts. The purpose of this paper is to examine previous studies and research related to testimony by children involved in sexual offences in courts. The focus of this paper would be on the provisions of laws relating to evidence given by a child as an accused and victim; and the procedures applicable in Malaysia based on the three existing courts i.e. Shariah Courts compared with Courts for Children and Courts for Sexual Offences Against Children i.e. to explore relevant issues on its admissibility for further review and reform. The outcome from this study will ascertain whether the current laws are adequate to protect the rights of child during trial.
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