Admission to the Malaysian Bar (Long Call) Speech
Name: KENNETH WONG KUOK WENG
Date: September 23, 2011
Admission Speech of Mr Kenneth Wong Kuok Weng as Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaya.
If it pleases you My Lord,
Alex Chang, appear for Your Humble Petitioner Kenneth Wong, and my learned friends representing the relevant bodies have been introduced earlier.
Your Petitioner, Kenneth Wong Kuok Weng is the eldest boy of Mr and Mrs Wong Siew Wah. He graduated from the Cardiff University, Wales. Great country scene, the best place to study. Kenneth told me that in Wales, people do not talk about animal rights…. there are 10 million sheep and 3 million people.
The petitioner loves futsal and football, therefore Your Petitioner and I have one thing in common. Beckham, we both like the Beckhams. He likes David, I like Victoria.
My Lord, one more detail about Cardiff this tall handsome young man made it to the cover of the Cardiff University International Students Propectus…. I found it rather strange when confessed to me that he Plays only the guitar and no other instruments.
Your Petitioner then proceeded to take the Bar Vocational Course and was called to the English Bar at the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn. Upon returning from the United Kingdom, Your Petitioner commenced and completed his pupillage in the prestigious chambers of my learned and old friend Wong Kian Kheong Esq
Your Petitioner would like to express his heartfelt gratitude to his parents and family for their continuous support, for without which, he would never have reached this milestone in his life. He would like to also thank in particular, his mother Ms Tan Lee Koon and his uncle my learned and old friend Kingston Tan Esq, who are both advocates and solicitors for inspiring him at the early age to read law.
Your Petitioner told me that he will start his legal career in the firm of M/s Hailey Hassan and Tan, having known and worked with Kingston Tan Esq, my old friend, I am sure he will soon become a fine litigator.
There is one other reason why Your Petitioner wanted to do law. He used to be told off by almost all his teachers from primary school right up to college for being talkative. So he thought, since I am guilty as hell for being talkative, why not talk and be paid at the same time? ML his wishes came true today.
Your Petitioner would also like to thank his Pupil Master, Wong Kian Kheong Esq for his guidance and patience throughout the 9 months of pupillage. He is grateful to his Pupil Master for giving him so much court exposure and the rare golden opportunity to watch and assist one of the finest litigators in action. Wong Esq shown him, to be a good advocate and solicitor, one must have the utmost dedication and love for the law.
Finally, Your Petitioner would like to thank his former colleagues, Dock Brief mates and friends for making the 9 month, however arduous, a truly enjoyable experience and would also like to express his gratitude to them for being able to avail themselves this morning to witness this meaningful occasion.
(i) Your Petitioner is a fit and proper person to be admitted and enrolled as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya.
(ii) all papers are in order
(iii) no objections from the three bodies
to pray that Your Petitioner be admitted and enrolled as an Advocate and Solicitor
My Lord, I crave leave for Your Petitioner’s mother, Ms Tan Lee Koon, an advocate and solicitor of the HC Malaya, to robe him.