Although the government’s effort to modernize criminal justice legislation deserves praise, there is plenty of caution that needs to be taken when making radical changes.

The ongoing efforts to decriminalize illegal economic activity may cause more problems than it potentially solves.

Lawyers and prosecutors fear that the law takes away some of the few restrictions that corrupt officials have had so far. Once these deterrents are removed, the fear is that they will cheat and steal fearlessly, knowing that jail is not a threat for abuse of office and other corrupt practices.

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