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8th Event of the Attorney General’s Chambers of Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, and Singapore

The Attorney General of Brunei Darussalam, Yang Berhormat Datin Seri Paduka Hajah Hayati binti POKSDSP Haji Mohd Salleh, led a delegation from the Attorney General’s Chambers of Brunei Darussalam to the 8th Event of the Attorney General’s Chambers of Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia and Singapore which was hosted by the Attorney General’s Chambers of Malaysia. Delegates from the Attorney General’s Chambers of Malaysia was led by the Attorney General, Hon. Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Haji Mohamed Apandi bin Haji Ali whereas the Attorney General’s Chambers of Singapore was led by the Attorney General, Hon. Mr. Lucien Wong, SC.

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During the Officiating Ceremony of the 8th Event, the Hon. Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Hj Mohamed Apandi, the Attorney General of Malaysia recognised the strong cooperation and ties among the three Attorney General’s Chambers.  He further acknowledged the similarities that exist among the three Attorney General’s Chambers and the common objectives that are shared amongst them.  He added that in the context of the world today where issues faced are beyond the traditional and conventional legal issues, legal officers need not only be equipped with the necessary knowledge, but also be kept abreast of the latest developments of the law and other potential areas that require legal and regulatory intervention. To excel as legal advisers, they must be aware and give cognisance to the legal issues being deliberated in other jurisdictions as well as in other international forums.

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The Hon. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, YBhg. Dato’ Sri Azalina Dato’ Othman Said, delivered the keynote address for the Officiating Event.  She recognised the importance of the three Attorney General’s Chambers’ to continue to build on the rapport that they have nurtured for so many years in furthering their greater tri-nation agenda.  The gathering of officers from the three Attorney General’s Chambers serves as an important forum for the exchange of knowledge in law and practice, particularly in areas which the participating countries have common interests and to provide a platform for interaction and networking among the officers at different levels of experience and of diverse areas of expertise.  YBhg. Dato’ Sri Azalina further added that the fact that this Event is the 8th Event is testament to the relationship which has developed not just among the Attorney General’s Chambers of Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia and Singapore, but also to the 3 countries’ tight diplomatic relations.

 

The Event heard from speakers from all of the 3 Attorney Generals’ Chambers who deliberated on topics of mutual legal interest, relating to legislative drafting, international trade and the prosecution approaches to the social media.  In addition to the presentation of papers the Attorney Generals for the 3 countries and their respective delegation also took part in a bonding sessions organised by the host country.  These sessions involved team-building activities, which is meant to enhance further the relationships between the 3 AGCs.

 

The gathering of Attorney General’s Chambers of Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia and Singapore began in 2006 is held every 2 years.  The close relationship among the 3 AGCs have benefited officers by enabling them to participate in attachment programs, workshops and in-house training organised by the respective AGCs.

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