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Advisory Division

Head of Advisory Division
Datuk Siti Zainab binti Omar
Deputy Head of Advisory Division (Municipal) I
Deputy Head of Advisory Division (Municipal) II
Datuk Amirudin bin Abd Rahman
Rafidah binti Omar
Director of Syariah Section
Dr. Arik Sanusi bin Yeop Johari
 
Previously this Division was part of the Advisory and International Division. Following the restructuring of the Division on 1 June 2003, this Division was divided into two separate divisions namely the Advisory Division and the International Affairs Division.
 
Vision
To become a Division which is competent in providing high quality legal advice to the Government in accordance with the Federal Constitution and the Laws of Malaysia.
 
Mision
To be a Division which-
  • is recognized for its efficiency, professionalism and responsive in providing legal advice; and
  • is competent in wise decision making by taking into account the public interest, justice and continuous benefit to the nation.
 
Objective
To provide quality and professional legal advice in accordance with the Federal Constitution and the laws of Malaysia to the Government within the stipulated time.
Function
Municipal Section
  • Provide legal advice on all areas of law, other than international laws and Islamic laws, in respect of matters referred to it by the Government.
  • Assist in the interpretation of laws as and when required by the Government.
  • Draft or vet legal documents such as legal notices, agreements and memorandum of understanding to which the Government is a party to ensure that the interest of the Government is protected.
  • Conduct research or studies on legal matters as and when required by the Government.
  • Provide advice on matters in which the Government intends to regulate and prepare draft bills on such matters, if any, to reflect the policy decisions as may be made by the Government and submit the draft bills to the Parliamentary Draftsman for approval.
  • Participate in contract negotiations in respect of Government projects in particular privatization and ICT projects.
  • Attend meetings upon the invitation of Government agencies, and to provide legal advice on matters discussed to ensure that any policy decision made by the Government is in accordance with the law.
  • Participate in knowledge sharing or training sessions in legal matters by providing legal expertise, to both the Government and non government agencies.
 
Syariah Section
  • Provide legal advice from the perspective of Islamic law in respect of matters referred to it by the Government.
  • Provide comments from the perspective of Islamic law on legal documents such as conventions, muamalat contracts and proposed legislation referred to it by the Government.
  • Conduct studies on Federal laws to determine whether the implementation of the laws would be in conflict with Islamic laws and to propose any amendment or reform, if necessary, to the laws to bring it in line with Islamic laws.
  • Provide assistance in legal research on Islamic laws, to the Civil and Prosecution Divisions of the Attorney General's Chambers (including the Syarie Prosecutors in the States).
  • Attend meetings upon the invitation of the Government agencies, and to provide legal advice from the Islamic laws perspective to the Government agencies.
  • Participate in knowledge sharing or training sessions on Islamic laws by providing legal expertise, to both the Government and non government agencies.
 
Client’s Charter
We are committed to ––
  • provide quality and professional legal advice to the Government in accordance with the Federal Constitution and the laws of Malaysia within fourteen (14) working days from the date of receipt of complete documents and information;
  • provide comments of the Attorney General’s Chambers (Ulasan) on Cabinet Memoranda referred by the Ministries/Departments within fourteen (14) working days;
  • draft and vet bills, subsidiary legislations and legal documents such as privatization agreements, contract documents, legal instruments and memoranda of understanding within fourteen (14) working days from the date of receipt of complete documents and information; and
  • conduct legal research within three (3) months from the date of research conducted.

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