KUCHING, July 16 (Bernama) -- Consumers in Sarawak can now get free legal
aid for cases concerning consumer interest brought to the High Court.
Advocates Association of Sarawak president Khairil Azmi Mohd Hasbie said the
free service was offered to consumers who won their cases at the Consumer Claims
Tribunal but had the cases brought to the high court by the losing party for
"We encourage lawyers who are our members to take the cases as part of their
corporate social responsibility," he said after the signing of a memorandum of
understanding between the association, Bank Rakyat and the Domestic
Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism Ministry to start the free aid service.
Further information on the service can be obtained at the ministry''s
offices in the state.