Before Her Ladyship Madam Justice
Dato’ Nik Hasmat Binti Nik Mohamad
April 19, 2017
If it pleases you My Lady
Alex Chang Huey Wah, appear for Your humble Petitioner, Tee You Wen and my learned friends representing the Attorney General and The Bar Council have already been introduced earlier;
However my learn friend Mr Arit Zain will appear for the Selangor Bar Committee for this petition.
Before I move the honourable court for the usual Orders, allow me a few minutes to say a word or two about the second last Petitioner for this session.
Your petitioner was listed as the last petitioner in this session but due to some wardrobe malfunction earlier in the list, he advanced one space thus making him slightly more senior in the roll.
Your Petitioner is the youngest of three children of Mr. Tee Ching Han and Madam Chua Swee Kee. Unfortunately Mr Tee is unable to attend the ceremony today I crave leave for Madam Chua to be recognised.
Your Petitioner was born and raised in Perak where he received his secondary education from the Methodist English School and was subsequently conferred a Bachelor of Laws, with honours from the Multimedia University. Thereafter, Your Petitioner began his pupillage in Messrs GH Tee & Co under the tutelage of my learned friend Mr Rajentharan.
Allow me to tell a short story from the Methodist English School. Most of us lawyers cannot ADD two and two together of course there are the exceptional few. Mathematics was bad enough, your young petitioner attempted ADDITIONAL MATHEMATICS as a challenge to his analytical mind. Your Petitioner admits that it was a very difficult feat. When his Additional Mathematics results were released, his Mathematics teacher ran to him and nervously asked,
“How was it?”
“I did not fail you sir.”
Your young petitioner said confidently while holding back the tears in his eyes.
From that day on, Mathematics was out of the way and LAW is the order of the day.
According to Your Petitioner, “A law is valuable not because it is law, but because there is right in it…”
Quoting the words of Henry Ward Beecher.
It is Your Petitioner’s humble wish is that he can speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. During his childhood, he already found out that legal fees were tremendously high and it was only a privileged few who could afford to consult a lawyer.
My Lady I must say this young man started business research from a tender age.
During his pupillage, Your Petitioner was assigned to Tenaganita for his legal aid duty. He had the opportunity to help the migrants and foreign workers. He was so moved that some of them did not receive their wages and that he could assist them by negotiating with their employer with very good results. The great sense of fulfillment spurred him forward in becoming a charitable lawyer.
Now Your Petitioner’s dream is to have his own legal firm so that he would have the opportunity to render pro bono services for the underprivileged.
A very noble cause My Lady…
Your Petitioner seizes this opportunity to record his appreciation to his parents and two caring sisters. It has been Your Petitioner’s humble hope is that his parents are proud of his achievement to be the first lawyer in the family. Your Petitioner would also like to extend his gratitude to all his friends. They have always stood by him in difficult times.
Further, Your Petitioner would also like to convey her heartfelt appreciation to his master, Mr Rajentharan for taking his time to guide him on the “dos” and “dons” as a legal practitioner.
Your Petitioner also expresses his gratitude to all his colleagues in Messrs GH Tee & Co. They showed him the meaning of team work by showering him assistance and support.
Your Petitioner is a fit and proper person to be admitted and enrolled as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. I believe that Your Petitioner’s papers are in order and the relevant bodies have no objections. Wherefore I humbly pray that Your Petitioner be admitted and enrolled as an Advocate and Solicitor of High Court of Malaya. I am obliged.
I crave leave to invite my learned friend, Mr.Rajentharan, Your Petitioner’s pupil master to robe Your Petitioner.
We are obliged.