National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang is again defending the use of States of Public Emergency as a crime fighting tool.

He says the sole intention of the use of the SOEs is to save lives.

He says rushing to change is not the issue.

According to Dr Chang, he has not received any complaints about the work of the tribunals established under the States of Public Emergency.

Horace Chang, Minister of National Security.

A fresh round of States of Emergency were declared last week in St. James and Clarendon.