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Be Compassionate, A-G Tells Commission Staff

Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has told staff of the Legal Aid Commission that they can shatter a person’s hopes and aspirations if they are not compassionate. He made the comment while
20 Jan 2019 10:37
Be Compassionate, A-G Tells Commission Staff
Corporate staff of the Legal Aid Commission with board members and the Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, at the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa at Natadola on January 19, 2019. Photo: Mereleki Nai

Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has told staff of the Legal Aid Commission that they can shatter a person’s hopes and aspirations if they are not compassionate.

He made the comment while delivering closing remarks at the Legal Aid Commission 8th Annual National Corporate Staff Training at the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa at Natadola yesterday.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said if they spoke to the people in a manner that was appropriate, it would further the cause of the Legal Aid Commission.

“If you do otherwise then, of course, you will bring the organisation to disrepute, but more importantly you can actually shatter the hopes and aspirations of that person walking through the door.”

He said the Legal Aid Commission had the largest network of legal services across Fiji, including the number of opportunities to deliver a type of service that no other law firm could provide.

“Funding has increased exponentially by the Government in the past few years, in excess of $5million has been allocated to Legal Aid Commission now,” he said.

“Primarily the reason Legal Aid Commissions are actually set up throughout the world, in countries that do have them, is to give people access to legal services, legal advice, legal options they would not otherwise have because they do not necessarily have the right resources or the right amount of resources.”

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum added that the role of the Legal Aid Commission was critical in offering services on a daily basis.

“All in all, you are playing a very pivotal role in respect of carrying out Government’s objectives,” he said.

“We simply facilitate the funding, you have the board that sets the direction and in light of the Fijian Constitution, you are then supposed to offer those services on a daily basis.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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