Name: KOH SUAN SUAN
Petition No.: 18-432-11
Date: April 20, 2012
Admission Speech of Miss Koh Suan Suan as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya
BEFORE TUAN ABANG ISKANDAR BIN ABANG HASHIM (RKKK 1)
If it pleases you My Lord Alex Chang Huey Wah, appear for your humble petitioner Koh Suan Suan.
The relevant bodies have already been introduced.
My Lord, allow me a few minutes to introduce your Petitioner, Koh Suan Suan to all concerned.
Your Petitioner is from a small town called Sitiawan, Perak and she has two brothers and she is the only daughter of her proud parents Mr. Koh Liong Hock and Madam Ding Geok Lian.
It was never your Petitioner’s dream to become a lawyer and the reason she decided to study law is also not a noble one. It is just simply her humble wish in getting involved in something she called “grandeur”, something that she imagined her parents will say “wow”. It was only during the second year of pursuing law degree in INTI International College that she started to develop a keen interest in law. It was the subject called Equity and Trust taught by Ms. Sharlini where the Petitioner learnt that law can be very tricky and exciting. My Lord, for rest of the day after I met her, I must admit that I wondered why Equity and Trust, I thought it should have been Mrs May Donoghue and the half decomposed snail that excited her…
She was quick to admit that she was never a clever student, but MLF Kwong Esq. her master wd strenuously disagree. She told me to earn a LLB Honours from the University of Hull she had sleepless nights, tears, trials and tribulations. Building on the LLB, she pursued an LLM in International Laws in the same University in 2008.
Apart from laws, My Lord I has to coax her to tell us her hobby. Your Petitioners has a very special hobby. After she got tired of collecting stamps, she went on a watches appreciation spree. She likes “See through” watches in particular the complicated movements of the tourbillon, the cogs and wheels inside the watches.
Prior to reading in the chambers of Mr Kwong, had the privilege to be attached to Siew & Partners under the guidance of Ms. Yvonne Siew and M/s SB Teh & Ho under the guidance of Ms. Teh Seng Bian She told me that she learnt a lot from them that no textbook can teach.
Thereafter your Petitioner began her pupillage in Messrs Azman Davidson & Co under the tutelage of her Master and my very good friend Mr. Paul Kum Wah Kwong.
On this special day, your Petitioner wishes to express her gratitude and appreciation to her beloved parents, Mr. Koh Liong Hock and Madam Ding Geok Lian who are present today and her brothers, Koh Young Seng and Koh Yong Cheng for their love, affection and encouragement given unconditionally at all times.
The Petitioner would also like to thank the lawyers, lawyers- to-be and staff of Messrs Azman Davidson & Co particularly Mr. Paul Kum Wah Kwong, for their invaluable guidance and support during her pupilage, which paved the way for the Petitioner to begin her career in law.
The Petitioner would also like to thank all the lecturers that taught her. Not to forget her friends that suffered together with her the late nights, well, My Lord, she assured me that not all late nights were spent at the library, as I understand now My Lord the word “Library” has taken a branch new
meaning in KL. She wants me to mention these Library mates Lim Ching Ching, Karen Oh Siew Boon, Leong Yit Chia, Hee E Yin and Ching Man San. I note here My Lord that all her library mates are young ladies.
Last but not least, the Petitioner wishes to thank her boyfriend, colleagues and friends who are here today in this Court.
I verily believe that Your Petitioner’s papers are in order, she is a Fit and proper person to be admitted and enrolled, and the relevant bodies have no objections.
Wherefore I humbly pray that Petitioner be admitted and enrolled as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. I am obliged.
I seek leave from this Honourable Court to invite me learned friend, Paul Kwong Esq, Your Petitioner’s pupil master to robe Your Petitioner.
We are obliged.