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Advisory Division

Head of Advisory Division
To' Puan Azian binti Mohd Aziz
Deputy Head of Advisory Division I
Deputy Head of Advisory Division II
Datuk Amirudin bin Abd Rahman
Rafidah binti Omar
 
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
  • 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.
 
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.