Law ministry

Wan Junaidi: Government can revive dedicated justice ministry, but pros and cons need to be considered

PUTRAJAYA: A proposal for the re-establishment of a dedicated Justice Ministry will be presented to the Cabinet after the completion of a study on its establishment.

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

He said the study would also examine ways in which the Legal Affairs Division of the Prime Minister’s Department could function better and more efficiently.

“The establishment of a Ministry of Justice is now timely as there are many issues relating to the laws and regulations of the country that need to be addressed.

“This includes government transformation initiatives where amendments to laws are needed, and the task at hand is enormous,” he said after meeting with Legal Affairs Division staff on Friday (January 28).

Wan Junaidi said he was waiting for the right time to present the proposal to the prime minister and chief government secretary before presenting it to the cabinet.

“The process cannot be done in a short time as there are issues such as laws, administrative changes, manpower requirements and finances that need to be settled.

“But with the government’s aspiration for transformation and the people’s demands to be addressed today, it is only fitting that a dedicated justice ministry be established to handle these matters,” he said. he declares.

A former Ministry of Justice was disbanded in 1995 and became the Legal Affairs Division.