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The Solicitor General II of Malaysia

Datuk Siti Zainab binti Omar
Solicitor General II
Datuk Siti Zainab binti Omar
 
Duties and Function of Solicitor General II


The Solicitor General II’s office was created in 2007 to assist the Attorney General to carry out his duties under Clause (2) of Article 145 of the Federal Constitution which is to  advise the Yang di-Pertuan Agong or the Cabinet or any Minister upon such legal matters, and to perform such other duties of a legal character, as may from time to time be referred or assigned to him by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong or the Cabinet, and to discharge the functions conferred on him by or under the Federal Constitution or any other written law.

The Solicitor General II, like the Solicitor General is empowered under Section 40A of the Eleventh Schedule to the Federal Constitution to exercise the powers of the Attorney General unless expressly provided otherwise in any written law.

The Solicitor General II oversees and monitors the Advisory Sector in the Attorney General’s Chambers which consist of the Advisory Division, the International Affairs Division and the Research Division. The Solicitor General II is also responsible for the supervision and monitoring of the Legal Officers and Legal Assistants in the Advisory Sector who are based in the States or branches of the Attorney General's Chambers, in cadre service in the Ministry/ Department/ Government Agency, seconded to a Statutory Body or placed temporarily at any Government Agency.