PETALING JAYA: To mark his first year in office tomorrow, Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali has introduced a new slogan for the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) – Steadfast in Upholding Justice.
The slogan, which now graces the entrance of the AGC in Putrajaya, departs from the old slogan which was “United in Transforming the AGC.”
In a latest release by the AGC, it said the new slogan was synonymous with the jurisprudence within the legal fraternity in upholding the law “without fear or favour.”
In addition, one of the key policies Apandi put in place shortly after assuming office was the imposition of a rapid response timeline.
“The AG has set a standard timeline of 14 days to attend to any task in accordance with the Client’s Charter.
“With the imposition of this, productivity has increased,” the AGC said.
Apandi has also “humanised” the AGC by implementing an open-door concept.
All officers can walk in and consult him personally on any issue.
“Reintroduction of human relationships among officers has fostered closer interaction, a cordial atmosphere and better working environment which help to boost productivity,” it added.
For the first time, every division in AGC held a Hari Raya gathering to strengthen ties amongst themselves.
According to inside source, the AG has achieved a personal KPI of 99.27% in his first six months in office.
Apandi, 66, took office on July 27 last year, replacing Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail.
He read law at the University of London and upon graduate, served in various capacities including as a deputy public prosecutor and magistrate.
He was appointed a judicial commissioner in 2003, and was confirmed as a High Court judge in 2007.
On April 14, 2010, he was appointed a Court of Appeal judge and three years later, elevated to the Federal Court.