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Research Divison

  • 1. What is the role of the Research Division with regards to a prisoner’s appeal for pardon?
    The Research Division prepares and delivers the written opinion of the Attorney-General to the Pardons Board constituted under the Federal Constitution for the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya and the respective Pardons Board constituted for each State.
  • 2. What are the roles of the Research Division of Attorney General Chambers (AGC)?
    The Division’s roles are: • To provide research services to the AGC and the Government of Malaysia (GOM) in accordance with domestic and international laws and also taking into consideration the policies of the GOM; • To provide legal opinion on matters of conflict arising from the Federal and State Constitutions; • To provide legal opinion on the conduct of elections; • To prepare and deliver the written opinion of the Attorney-General to the Pardons Board constituted under the Federal Constitution for the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya and the respective Pardons Board constituted for each State; • To establish a database constituting legal materials e.g. of opinions regarding Constitutional matters prepared by the AGC; • To facilitate legal knowledge management; • To plan, implement, monitor and improve certain AGC training programs including training program for newly appointed legal officers; and • To provide effective public relations service for the AGC.