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KUCHING, Oct 8: The state’s judiciary department will get four new 4-wheel-drive (4WD) vehicles to facilitate their mobile court services.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law) Datuk Liew Vui Keong said this was one of the requests forwarded to him when he visited Kuching Court Complex today.
“The mobile courts need extra transportation to cover various places in Sarawak. As we all know, this is a very big state, and the road structure is not very good. So, I have approved their request for them,” he announced.
He added that with this, the mobile courts would be able to solve more cases.
The mobile court services were introduced by then Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Tan Sri Richard Malanjum in 2007. Under this initiative, legal officers are sent to the rural areas to allow people in remote areas access to legal services.
Liew also praised Sarawak’s e-court system, which he labelled as ‘fantastic achievements’, especially for Kuching.
“Not only has the system saved so much cost and time, but it is also a success story because there are not many backlog cases anymore. If you compare to before, there are just about 20 to 30 cases left, and this is a fantastic achievement for Kuching court to reach to this standard,” he said. — DayakDaily