The Yayasan Bantuan Guaman Kebangsaan (National Legal Aid Foundation, “YBGK”) scheme is a comprehensive legal aid scheme that funds lawyers to do legal aid work in criminal matters.
Under this scheme, which began operating in April 2012, free legal assistance is provided to all Malaysians — irrespective of their financial means — at the police station, at remand hearings, and when they are charged in court.
The YBGK scheme has made access to legal representation and justice a reality for the several thousands of persons caught in the web of our criminal justice system.
For more information, please contact:
(1) Bar Council by email at email@example.com; or
(2) The Bar Council Legal Aid Centre in your state (please click here for contact details).