THE Attorney General, Datin Seri Paduka Hajah Hayati binti Pehin Orang Kaya Shahbandar Dato Seri Paduka Haji Mohd Salleh, accompanied by the Assistant Solicitor General, Awang Haji Mohd Yusree bin Haji Junaidi and two legal counsel, Pengiran Hajah Ena Suraya binti Pengiran Haji Mohammad and Dayangku Didi-Nuraza binti Pengiran Abdul Latiff from the Attorney General’s Chambers, met with nearly 50 Brunei Law students as part of their working visit to the United Kingdom.
The meet-and-greet session was held on Saturday, February 21 in Brunei Hall, London and was also attended by the High Commissioner of Brunei Darussalam to the United Kingdom, Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin and the Director of Studies at the Brunei Student Unit, Awang Ali Hamdani bin Haji Mohd Diah.
The main objective of the session was for the Attorney General to personally meet with the students and encourage them to apply to the Chambers after completing their studies in the UK.
The Attorney General emphasised on the need to maintain a positive mentality in studying Law.
Having started her career in the Chambers, she shared with the students that it is the best place to start off a career in law.
The Chambers serves as a ground to hone skills required of a lawyer and gives an exposure to different aspects of the law including prosecution, legislative drafting and advising government ministries and departments on legal matters.
Pengiran Hajah Ena Suraya and Dayangku Didi-Nuraza shared their experiences as legal counsel under the International Affairs Division and Criminal Justice Division respectively. Hajah Nadia Davina binti PD Haji Abas, a counsel under the Civil Division who is pursuing her LLM in London, also shed some light on the scope of work of the Civil Division.
Awang Haji Mohd Yusree briefed the students on the implementation of Syariah Law in Brunei Darussalam.
He said that Islam is the moral compass of the country and that being an Islamic state is not merely a label.
He lauded His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam’s determination as a true Islamic leader to implement Syariah lawfully despite many criticisms and assured the students that the legislation will be implemented justly with respect for the rule of law.
At the end of the session, the students were given the opportunity to pose questions to the Attorney General and her officers.
The session was organised with the assistance of the Brunei Student Unit in London.