NATIONAL RELEASE OF ASEAN LEGAL INFORMATION PORTAL
Asean Legal Information Centre (ASEAN LIC), Faculty of Law, University of Malaya (UM) organised the ASEAN LIP Event of 2018. The ceremony was held on 16 April 2018 at the Tun Mohamed Suffian Auditorium.
The ceremony was officiated by Chief Justice of Malaysia, The Honourable Tun Raus Sharif and also present was Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, President of the Alumni Association of Universiti Malaya's Law Faculty (PARFUM).
The event featured the official release of Asean Legal Information Portal (Asean LIP) in Malaysia, the only-of-its-kind initiative in the region and also the release of the beta version of the Malaysian Judgments Portal (“the Portal”). The Portal, a definitive step towards promoting transparency, access to justice and Rule of Law in Malaysia, will carry neutral citations for Malaysian judgments for the first time.
By aggregating and publishing up-to-date legal information from authentic sources from across Southeast Asia, Asean LIP aims to:
- support effective doing of business, particularly cross-border trade and commerce, with and within the Region;
- encourage legal research and scholarship, comparative legal thought, and harmonization of laws;
- assist Southeast Asian countries and their agencies to effectively publicize legal information, help them educate their people on rights and responsibilities, and thus contribute to the promotion of Rule of Law and Access to Justice throughout the Region; and
- empower legal, tax and other professionals to keep their respective outputs current, relevant and value-effective.
The event also witnessed the signing of MOU between the Office of Chief Registrar of the Federal Court of Malaysia and ASEAN LIC, UM. The MoU was signed by the Vice-Chancellor of UM, Datuk Ir. (Dr.) Abdul Rahim Hashim and the Chief Registrar of the Federal Court of Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Latifah Hj Mohd Tahar.
For more information on Asean LIP, please visit http://www.aseanlip.com/about.