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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​LEGAL ADVISOR'S OFFICE

The post of legal advisor of the ministry is created pursuants to Article 145 (2) of the Federal Constitution ​which states:-


“Attorney-General


Article 145.(1) ...


(2) It shall be the duty of the Attorney General to advise the Yang di-Pertuan Agong or the Cabinet or any Minister upon such legal matters, and to perform such other duties of a legal character, as may from time to time be referred or assigned to him by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong or the Cabinet, and to discharge the functions conferred on him by or under this Constitution or any other written law.”.



The legal advisor serving in the ministry is a special representative of the Attorney General whose general function is to advise the ministry on legal matters. Therefore, the presence of the legal advisor of the ministry is to perform the duties under the Constitution as expressly stated under Article 145 (2) of the Federal Constitution.​​



  • To provide quality legal advice to the Ministry and its departments, agencies and divisions within fourteen (14) working days from the date of receipt of complete documents and information;
  • To draft and review any existing substantive or subsidiary legislation within 40 days after all legal and policy issues are resolved;
  • To vet contract/agreement documents belonging to departments/divisions and agencies under the Ministry within fourteen (14) working days from receipt of complete documents and information;
  • ​To peruse and provide direction on investigation papers relating to the offences under the legislations within the jurisdiction of the Ministry within fourteen (14) working days from the date of referral;
  • To represent the Government of Malaysia and the Ministry in civil litigation matters on the date, time and place as directed by the Attorney General.
  • To provide legal advice on all areas of law other than Islamic laws;
  • To assist in the interpretation of laws as and when requested by the Ministry;
  • To draft or vet legal documents/instruments such as legal notices, agreements and memorandum of understanding to which the Government is a party to ensure that the interest of the Government is protected;
  • To conduct research or studies on legal matters related to the Ministry as and when required by the Ministry;
  • To participate in contract negotiations in respect of the Government projects involving the Ministry;
  • To attend meetings and advise the Ministry on any arising legal issues;
  • To provide legal advise during any parliamentary session.
  • To advise the Ministry of Transport and its agencies on legal matters.
  • To handle legal matters that is referred by Ministry of Transport from time to time.​
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