Union Attorney-General U Tun Tun Oo met with Rakhine State law officers at the State Advocate General’s office on 22 December and attended the opening of the new Maungtaw District law office on 23 December.
During his meeting with law officers on 22 December, the Union Attorney-General said it is the duty of law officers to adhere to judicial standards to ensure lawsuits and prosecutions are conducted fairly, and to protect the legal rights of the people. He said law officers must state the complete facts when giving advice before the filing of a lawsuit and they must make sure the evidence presented is both sufficient and relevant enough to open a case. He asked law officers to avoid corruption and act in line with the law officer’s code of conduct.
The State Advocate General, directors-general, and law officers and staff from the state advocate general’s office and the Sittway District attended the meeting.
The Union Attorney-General attended the opening ceremony of the new Maungtaw District law office on 23 December. The UAG delivered a speech and then formally opened the law office together with the Rakhine State Chief Minister and officials by cutting the ceremonial ribbons and sprinkling scented water.
In his speech, the UAG said the nation is elevating its pride in its civil servants by constructing new office buildings and expanding staff residences. He thanked the state government and relevant officials for utilizing the Ks 90.005 million in capital allotted by the Rakhine State Government for the 2017-2018 fiscal year to construct the new law office.
The UAG said 24 law offices and 13 staff residences have been constructed as of 2018 and added it is the duty of the staff to maintain the buildings. He also congratulated the law officers in Maungtaw District for collaborating with the Township Administration Office to quickly and efficiently handle lawsuits during the terrorist attacks in the district.
The Rakhine State Chief Minister, U Nyi Pu, the State’s Finance, Taxation, Planning and, Economic Minister, U Kyaw Aye Thein, the State Minister for Development Affairs, U Win Myint, the State Chief Justice and State Advocate General, and law officers from the state, district, and township levels attended the opening ceremony of the new law office.
—MNA (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)