Admission to the Malaysian Bar (Long Call) Speech
Name: DING MING SHU
Date: December 2, 2011
Admission Speech of Mr DING MING SHU 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, DING MING SHU and my learned friends representing the Attorney General, The Bar Council and the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee have already been introduced earlier.
Ms Deepinder Kaur will represent the Selangor bar instead of the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee .
If it so pleases Your Lordship, may I say a few words to introduce the Petitioner, DING MING SHU.
My Lord, the Petitioner was born in Perak to Mr. Michael Ding Yung Hua and the late Madam Aik Sew Yik. The Petitioners’ parents were both dedicated teachers by profession.
My Lord, perhaps I should mention that Your Petitioner was a miracle baby. The doctors said that Mr Mrs Ding, should not be able to conceive this child. So he is the only child.
His story reminds me of the ‘Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchette.
The Petitioner received his early education in ACS, Sitiawan.
Fishing is his hobby, I ask if he has found his mermaid, he said with a confident of course, he told me, it pays to have patience, his sweetheart is a fellow lawyer too.
The Petitioner later read law at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth in the United Kingdom, a small coastal town in Wales where there are more sheeps than homo sapiens.
The Petitioner subsequently completed the Certificate in Legal Practice. The Petitioner then read and completed his pupilage in the chambers of Messrs Yap & Company under the guidance of his Master, Mr. Johnston Yap.
The Petitioner takes this opportunity to thank his family members, and friends, for taking the time off their busy schedules to be present here today.
Above all, the Petitioner would like to convey his utmost gratitude to his parents as well as his stepmother for their unwavering love and support throughout the years, to ensure that the Petitioner had and will have the best in life. The Petitioner would not be where he is today if not for their undying love, understanding and sacrifices.
The Petitioner would also like to convey his heartfelt appreciation to his master, Mr Johnston Yap for his invaluable guidance, patience and advice. The Petitioner must thank his superiors and colleagues for creating an enjoyable working environment, in Yap & Company, in particular, the Petitioner would like record his gratitude to Ms. Pang Sy Fung and Mr. David Yap
Further, The Petitioner would also like to record his gratitude to to the Partners and colleagues at Messrs HL Lee & Co whom he had the opportunity to work with during his four months’ attachment at the firm.
Last but not least, the Petitioner would like to thank all his dedicated teachers, lecturers and tutors who has bestowed invaluable knowledge to him throughout his studies.
My Lord, I verily believe that all cause papers are in order and that the Petitioner is a fit and proper person. 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 Johnston Yap, tenders his apologies for not being able to robe your Petitioner with Your Lordship’s leave, may I seek leave to robe Your Petitioner.
Much obliged, My Lord