DISCUSSION ON ROADSHOW AND AWARENESS PROGRAMME BETWEEN THE LEGAL AID DEPARTMENT AND THE ROYAL MALAYSIA POLICE
On 2 February 2018, the Legal Aid Department (LAD) attended a discussion with the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) at the RMP Headquarters in Bukit Aman. The discussion was chaired by the Honourable CP Dato’ Sri Wan Ahmad Najmuddin bin Mohd, Director of the Criminal Investigation Division, RMP. Representatives from the Sexual, Women and Child Investigation Division (D11) and Legal Division, RMP also attended the discussion. Meanwhile, representatives from LAD comprise of Director of LAD, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur (FTKL), Director of LAD, Selangor, Director of Mediation (Syariah) LAD and officer from LAD, FTKL.
The discussion was requested by LAD to express LAD’s intention to organise a roadshow and awareness programme on the recent amendments to the Legal Aid (Amendment) Act 2017 particularly on the inclusion of the legal companion as part of LAD’s service. As part of LAD’s roadshow and awareness programme, LAD has expressed its intention to conduct a briefing on legal companion to all the police officers particularly those who deal with sexual offences against children.
After the discussion, LAD had the opportunity to visit the Children Interview Centre.