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Legal Aid (Amendment) Act 2017 [Act A1548]

Legal Aid (Amendment) Act 2017 [Act A1548] come into operation on 1 December 2017.

Quantum leap for the legal aid services!

  • More people to qualify for the service
  • Introduction of a distinctive service ; i.e “Legal Companion”

Legal Aid (Amendment) Bill 2017.

As part of the Malaysian Government’s initiatives to transform its legal aid services, the Dewan Negara of the Parliament of Malaysia has recently approved the Legal Aid (Amendment) Bill 2017. One of the objectives of the Bill is to revise the means test to introduce a more practical approach to determine a person’s eligibility for legal aid. In this respect, the amendment is expected to streamline the grant of legal aid service to low income earners who are under the Government’s special aid programs such as BR1M.

Another important amendment is the introduction of a legal companion service. Once enforceable, this service will be available to all children who are victims of criminal offences. Among the functions of a legal companion are to advice the guardian of a child victim on legal matters and to accompany the child in any court proceeding and, with the leave of the court, to speak on his behalf. In short, a legal compaion will protect the legal interest of a child and to act as his comforter especially during court proceedings.

LAD Live Broadcast in Selamat Pagi Malaysia Segment

 

No Date Topics
1

10/7/2017

Things to Know Before Buying Properties

2

17/7/2017

Laws Relating to the Adoption of Children in Sabah & Sarawak 

3

24/7/2017

Laws Relating to the Adoption of Children in Peninsular

4

31/7/2017

Claims Relating to Road Accidents
5

7/8/2017

Issues Relating to Estates, Probate and Letter of Administration Part I

6

14/8/2017

Issues Relating to Estates, Probate and Letter of Administration Part II

7

28/8/2017

Rights And Obligations Under The Hire Purchase Act 1967 Part I

8

4/9/2017

Rights And Obligations Under The Hire Purchase Act 1967 Part II

9

11/9/2017

Rights And Obligations Under The Hire Purchase Act 1967 Part III

10

18/9/2017

Rights Relating to Tenancy Part I

11

25/9/2017

Rights Relating to Tenancy Part II

12

2/10/2017

Rights Relating to Tenancy Part III

13

9/10/2017

Defamation Laws Part I

14

16/10/2017

Defamation Laws Part II

15

23/10/2017

Labour Law Part I

16

30/10/2017

Labour Law Part II

17

6/11/2017

Know Your Rights When Arrested by The Police

18

13/11/2017

Rights of the Accused Under Criminal Law

19

20/11/2017

Small Claim Procedure in Court

20

27/11/2017

Legal Aid (Amendment) Act 2017

21

04/12/2017

Legal Aid (Amendment) Act 2017

20

11/12/2017

Domestic Violence Crime

21

18/12/2017

Common Offences in Immigration & Passport Law

New Officers and Staff in September 2017

No Name Position
Branch

1

Mazlina binti Hussain

Syariah Officer LS48

JBG Headquarters

2

Nurshuhadah binti Mohd Sharif

Administration and Diplomatic Officer M44

JBG Headquarters

3

Wan Adam Al-Baqir bin Mohd Nordin

Syariah Officer LS44

JBG Negeri Johor

4

Akmal bin Baharuddin

Legal Officer L44

JBG Kuala Lumpur

5

Mohd Rifaudin bin Abd Wahab

Syariah Officer LS41

 JBG Pahang

6

Marina binti Abdul Rahmad

Syariah Officer LS41

JBG Ibu Pejabat

7

Siti Aisyah binti Khairuddin

Legal Officer L41

JBG Ibu Pejabat

8

Muhammad Farhan bin Abdul Rahim

Legal Assistant Officer L29

JBG Taiping

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