Admission to the Malaysian Bar (Long Call) Speech
Name: TAN ENG KEAT
Petition No.: 18-1369-10
Date: December 2, 2011
Admission Speech of Mr TAN ENG KEAT as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya
If it pleases you, My Lord
I, ALEX CHANG HUEY WAH, appear for the Petitioner, TAN ENG KEAT and my learned friends representing the Attorney General, The Bar Council and the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee have already been introduced earlier.
The Petitioner, Tan Eng Keat, the second son of Mr. & Mrs Tan Chun King
The Petitioner early education in La Salle Klang. Thereafter, the Petitioner read law in the Multimedia University, Malacca. Upon completing his degree, the Petitioner commenced his pupilage in the chambers of Mr. Kumar Kanagasingam of Messrs. Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
I asked what was the ambition of the Petitioner when he was little?
To be a good soldier, because soldiers are the ones who run into a building on fire when everybody else is running in the opposite direction. Therefore unlike many young people, He was therefore slightly disappointed not to be selected to be in National Service Training.
Actually he wanted to the Bruce Willies of Malaysia to star in Die Hard 5.
On this very special occasion, the Petitioner seeks the leave of this Honourable Court to express his gratitude and appreciation to the following people who had truly made a difference to the Petitioner’s life:-
To the most important people in his life, his father, Mr. Tan Chun King, and mother Madam Tee Swee Keok whose unconditional love, care and trust had shaped the Petitioner into the person he Is today. ‘I am very blessed and proud to be your son.’ he says. YP seeks leave to say a few words in Mandarin, ‘Xie Xie Ni’, to his parents who are here today.
To his brother and sister, Mr. Tan Eng Seen, and Miss Tan Rong Miin, the Petitioner would like to thank them for always being there to guide him and sharing their life experiences with him. Their guidance played a role in helping the Petitioner make better and wiser decisions.
To his pupil master, Mr. Kumar Kanagasingam, whose flair and skills as a litigator never fail to inspire the Petitioner, to Miss Gaithri, who has been a mentor and a friend.
The most exciting part of the 9 months was that he had an opportunity to assist, Mr. Kumar Kanagasingam and Miss Gaithri in a 28 days section 181 (Companies Act) trial where a new precedent was set. Usually, in a s 181 petition, it is the majority that will buy out the minority, now the minority can also buy out the majority.
To his current immediate superior, Mr. Mong Chung Seng for having faith and trust in him to accept him into his team at M/s Lee Hishammuddin.
To all the partners, senior associates, associates, the wonderful and ever cheerful pupils, especially Mr. Mak Hon Pan, Miss Josephine Chin, Miss Bella Chu, of Messrs Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill, the Petitioner would like to thank them for their contributions and constant assistance rendered during the Petitione’s ‘learning curve’ as a pupil for the entire 9 months.
To Miss Wong Jing En, who has always come around when the Petitioner needed the most support and encouragement. To all his high school buddies, and his university friends, the Petitioner would like to record his gratitude for their love, encouragement and friendship.
Lastly, the Petitioner appreciates his well wishers who are present this morning to share and witness this very special and joyful occasion.
My Lord, I verily believe that all cause papers are in order and that the Petitioner is a fit and proper person, to be admitted and enrolled as an advocate & solicitor of this Honourable Court. I also believe that the Attorney General, the Bar Council and the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee on behalf of the Selangor Bar Committee has no objections.
Therefore, My Lord, I humbly pray for an Order in Terms.
(Relevant parties will say no objections and Judge will give order)
Much obliged, My Lord
My Lord, Mr Kumar, tenders his apologies for not being able to be present to robe your Petitioner with Your Lordship’s leave, may I seek leave to robe Your Petitioner.
Much obliged, My Lord