Law ministry

Dedicated justice ministry could be reinstated, proposal under consideration, says Wan Junaidi

PUTRAJAYA (January 28): It is proposed to re-establish a dedicated Ministry of Justice with the Legal Affairs Division (BHEUU) as the central organization to ensure that matters related to changes in the law are implemented more effectively.

Minister of Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said a draft proposal is ready but further study of the pros and cons is needed.

In 1957 there was a Ministry of Law under the Ministry of the Interior before it became the Ministry of Justice in 1959. It was called the Ministry of Law again in 1992 before being disbanded on 8 May 1995 and later known as the Ministry of Justice. BHEUU placed under the supervision of the Prime Minister.

Speaking to the media after BHEU’s monthly meeting here on Friday (January 28), Wan Junaidi said the Ministry of Justice’s recovery plan is justified as there are now nearly 20 agencies under BHEU, in addition to have to support the government. aspirations and transformations.

“The government has several business to settle in Parliament and at the same time if we look at the transformation that we are putting in place, the government cannot run away from amendments to bills, regulations and many others,” he said. -he declares.

Wan Junaidi will present the proposal to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob and Chief Cabinet Secretary Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali to seek agreement in principle before presenting the proposal to Cabinet.

When asked to comment on Malaysia’s position in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2021, Wan Junaidi said the country’s position in the index could be improved after legal action is taken. against those involved in corruption.

He said the country’s position in the CPI was linked to widespread corruption.

“If there are many cases of corruption in a country, but no one raises the issue, it will not be known and the perception will be different. But in our country, people say that there is corruption even for non-corrupt things. It is increasing, however, I am not saying that corruption does not exist,” he said.

He also said that prosecuting those involved in corruption could also increase the perception that corrupt activities are “endemic”.

“But Insya-Allah, if the perception increases due to the actions of the MACC (Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission) and the police, I am fully confident that at some point this (the position of the Malaysia in the CPI) will improve,” he noted.

Malaysia was ranked 62nd in the 2021 CPI published by Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M), down from 57th in 2020 and 51st in 2019.