DOs, ADOs urged to enhance laws knowledge
State Secretary Datuk Sukarti Wakiman has urged District Officers (DOs) and Assistant District Officers (ADOs) to enhance their knowledge and understanding of existing laws. “This is vital to enable District Officers and Assistant District Officers to discharge their statutory duties as Second Class Magistrate, especially in handling remand proceedings” he said when closing a course on Remand Proceedings and Statutory Duties here yesterday. The course was jointly organised by the Rural Development Ministry, State Attorney-General’s Chambers and the Sabah Law Association (SLA). It was the first such course for District Officers and Assistant District Officers from across the State Sukarti, who was represented by Rural Development Ministry Permanent Secretary Datuk Ghulam Jelani, said such course should have been provided to District Officers and Assistant District Officers long time ago. Nevertheless, he said the course was timely in view of the increasing number of cases involving the application of remand order from the police and other enforcement bodies in the State. “At the same time, it is difficult to engage qualified speakers to update the DOs and ADOs on the laws on important issues,” said Sukarti, urging the officers to discharge their duties efflciently.