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PUTRAJAYA: It is timely for the Attorney-General's Chambers to update itself on the salient changes pertaining to the general election laws and procedures, AG Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail said.
In his speech at the opening of the 2013 Legal Year here, he said that the changes aimed to ensure the forthcoming election would be conducted in a transparent and fair manner, reflecting some of the recommendations by the Special Select Committee on electoral reform.
"They also seek to address, among others, persistent allegations such as multiple voting by registered electors, as well as lack of transparency and manipulation of absent voters," he said.
Among the matters which the AG Chambers should keep up with included the introduction of indelible ink, categories of persons who qualify as 'postal voters' and timeline for the withdrawal of candidatures, he said.
Touching on the National Legal Aid Foundation, Abdul Gani said that the government had committed an additional funding of RM20mil for 2013 as testament of its importance as a public interest project.
He said the sum was a four-fold increase from the initial RM5mil provided in 2011 and RM10mil in 2012.
As at Oct 31 last year, the services rendered by the 788 Foundation panel lawyers nationwide had assisted 40,483 individuals from remand to hearings, he said.
"It is most noteworthy that some of the legal aid lawyers have rendered their services voluntarily, without filing claims for payments, as they regard it as a social responsibility," he said.
Abdul Gani also noted that the Chambers "Home Offices" project, which was launched as a six-month pilot phase on Oct 1 last year, had 36 high- performing officers working from home at present.
They were leveraging on the Chambers' ICT innovations such as the Integrated Legal Management System (ILMS), Task Management System (TMS) and AGC Platform for E-Learning (A-PEL) applications, he said. - Bernama
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