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Opening of the Legal Year 2024


A well-functioning justice system is important for society, not just in terms of economic growth, but also for the community as a whole. Speaking at the Opening of the Legal Year 2024, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court said the system includes a criminal justice system that deters people from committing crimes, and is one that helps businesses move forward and function with more stability. The ceremony took place at the Supreme Court in the Capital, 1st February morning. 

In his address, Yang Amat Arif Dato Seri Paduka Steven Chong spoke about the need for rules governing conduct in relation to fees, and the professional duty to provide clients with information on fees. 

Meanwhile, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Ahmad bin Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Bakti Di-Raja Dato Laila Utama Haji Awang Isa, the Attorney General, in his speech emphasised the pivotal role played by the Attorney General's Chambers in supporting the efforts of the Government to ensure peace and stability, as well as social security. The tradition of Opening the Legal Year underscores the central role of the Judiciary in the administration of justice. Also present was Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Bakti Di-Raja Dato Laila Utama Haji Awang Isa bin Pehin Datu Perdana Manteri Dato Laila Utama Haji Awang Ibrahim, Special Advisor to His Majesty and Minister at Prime Minister's Office.

News courtesy of Radio Television Brunei
​Photo courtesy of InfoFoto​