If it pleases you, My Lord, I appear for Your Humble Petitioner, My Learned Friend Madam Shahmin ABU Bakar SFC is appearing for Chambers and for this Petition I am most grateful that Miss Harleen Kaur will appear for both the Bar and the State Bar.
Your Petitioner, Heng Yi Cheer fondly known to her friends as Anna
was born in Subang Jaya, and grew up in Penang.
Your Petitioner is the second child of her parents, Mr. Heng Swee Heong and Madam Lua Yoke Mooi. I crave leave for her parents to be introduced.
My Lord, an interesting side note about
your petitioner. She learnt to play the piano since she was three.
Her parents thought that she would grow up to earn her living with her fingers on the piano keyboard. They thought she would become a concert pianist one day.
Well, Your petitioner is currently earning her living with her fingers on the keyboard too, albeit on the computer keyboard.
Your petitioner read laws at the University of Warwick under a scholarship and graduated in the year 2016, with second class in the upper division. She then completed the Bar Professional Training Course in London, and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2017 as a member of the Honorary Society of the Middle Temple. Your Petitioner returned to Malaysia and began her pupillage at Messrs Wong & Partners under my learned friend her pupil master, Mr. Munir Mydin bin Abdul Aziz.
During her pupillage, your Petitioner was given the opportunity to explore various practice areas within the firm, which gave your Petitioner invaluable insight into the legal practice. Your Petitioner recalls that she used to think that the area of corporate and commercial law was a mundane one.
However, the exciting files, interesting clientele and excellent learning experience in the firm served to ignite her interest in the areas of Mergers and Acquisitions, and Financial Services.
I am happy to note that Your Petitioner was offered to join the Corporate and Commercial Practice Group in the firm following the completion of her pupillage, for which your Petitioner is grateful.
I am very confident that this marks a promising start to her legal career.
On this special day, your Petitioner would like to seek the leave of this Honourable Court to express her deepest gratitude and heartfelt appreciation to the people who have been instrumental in the Petitioner’s journey in pursuing her legal career.
First and foremost, Your Petitioner would like to thank God for His blessings. Your Petitioner also expresses her utmost gratitude to her parents, Mr. Heng Swee Heong and Mdm. Lua Yoke Mooi. Her parents’ guidance and upbringing have shaped her into the person and lawyer that she is today.
Your Petitioner would also like to thank her grandmother, Mdm. Chik Sow Yeng, who is also present today.
Though her grandmother’s memory has faded with age, whenever the Petitioner returned to Malaysia during her Summer holidays when she was studying abroad, her grandmother would never forget to remind the Petitioner to study hard, work diligently and become a great lawyer. The Petitioner hopes that her grandmother is proud to see her granddaughter finally becoming a lawyer today.
Your Petitioner also thanks her sisters, Asher and Anthea, and her relatives for their never ending care and support.
Your Petitioner wishes to take this opportunity to thank her pupil master, Mr. Munir Mydin bin Abdul Aziz for his tutelage and guidance throughout her pupillage. She aspires to be as brilliant, sharp and successful a lawyer as her pupil master one day.
Your Petitioner wishes to thank her colleagues at Messrs Wong & Partners for making her pupillage experience a memorable one. Special thanks goes to her fellow pupils, especially Amanda Cham, Christy Chua, Chan Pui Ping and Ng Shu Wain, whom have been through the many dance practices and long nights with the Petitioner.
She records her appreciation to everyone who has kindly made time to witness and share this important and memorable occasion with Your Petitioner.
This quote My Lord, motivates Your Petitioner.
“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain.”
Your Petitioner knows that the legal profession is a challenging one. However, Your Petitioner believes that by staying humble and hustling hard, and with the support of her learned friends, her legal career will be a successful and rewarding one.
I believe that your Petitioner is a fit and proper person to be admitted and enrolled as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya, and that the papers are in order.
I also believe that my learned friends from the relevant bodies have no objections to this Petition. I therefore I humbly pray for an order in terms.
I crave leave from this Honorable to invite my learned friend, Mr. Munir Mydin Bin Abdul Aziz, Your Petitioner’s pupil master to robe your Petitioner.
Much obliged, My Lord.
Alex Chang Esq.