SOOK: Chief Justice of Sabah and Sarawak
, Tan Sri Richard Malanjum
, was satisfied with the encouraging turnout to the mobile court programme at Kg Kuit Lanas, Sook, Saturday.
"It is very good.
The reception seems to be very encouraging," he
, however, hoped more people would arrive because there are so many services offered in the event, such as late birth certificate registration, JPN matters, Land and Survey issues, medical as well as dental treatment.
"On top of that, free food and beverages are given to visitors who we understand come from quite a distance from here, and there are a lot of items from the supermarket like food and clothing to be given to the people for free," he
said the food and drinks are sponsored by the Justices of the Peace Council of Sabah
(Majaps) as well as the supermarkets in Kota Kinabalu.
Although the free services to the people are not the biggest organised compared to that held in Pensiangan and Pagalungan previously, it is an event which is participated by the most doctors compared to the first two, Malanjum
In regards to the court's role in the programme, Malanjum
said about 14 officers participated in the service and they handled matters especially with regards to late registration.
said the idea to organise such a beneficial event is based on their personal experiences growing up living in the village.
"As villagers, we know the problem faced.
We all came from the villages so we know what the difficulties and challenges are, like how difficult it is for them to be going to town," he