Civil servants must ensure that every duty and responsibility entrusted is carried out meticulously without delay, which includes considering any 'Legal Implication' of the decisions made while carrying out their duties. In the special address during the Opening of the Law Seminar 1442 hijrah/ 2020 yesterday morning, the Minister at the Prime Minister's Office stressed, that in drafting and implementing strategic plans, it is natural for all Ministries and government agencies to always be reminded to highlight legal matters such as in ensuring any plans are in accordance to the law from the aspect of principles and also its implementation and to ensure the existing laws can tackle the issues raised. Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud, added, this can certainly be made a success if every ministry has civil servants with the experience and knowledge in legal matters even though not to the expert level.
Yang Berhormat said that the importance of knowledge, skills and competency in legal matters is more clearly seen with the emergence of the 4th Industrial Revolution and Digital Economy whereby the world today is becoming more complex and moves as quickly as possible, thus it is vital for seminars such as these to be held to ensure that government officers will fully benefit from the current development trends towards achieving Wawasan Brunei 2035. In this regard, efforts currently carried out to place law officers at several ministries have been successful in helping the ministries address legal issues faced daily.
The two day seminar, yesterday and Saturday, 21st of November includes 10 briefing sessions and covers legal topics such as Law Making Process, Law Revision and Translation Process, Crimes Related to Government Officers such as Corruption and Offences as a Civil Servant, Contracts, Government Debt Recovery Process and International Agreements Process such as Memorandum of Understanding, MoU and Treaty which will be presented by officers from the Attorney General's Chambers. Jointly conducted by the Security, enforcement and Law Section, Prime Minister's Office and Attorney General's Chambers, the seminar is participated by officers from ministries and government agencies. Also present was Yang Berhormat Awang Haji Ahmad bin Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Bakti Di-Raja Dato Laila Utama Awang Haji Isa, Attorney General.
Source: Radio Television Brunei