Petitioner: Lee Ai Yin
Petition No.: WA-18-1749-11/2017
Date: September 21, 2018 (Friday)
Court: The Appellate and Special Powers Division Court 2
Judge: Her Ladyship Datuk Hajjah Azizah binti Haji Nawawi
If it pleases you, My Lady, I appear for Your Humble Petitioner, My Learned Friend Madam Ainul Suhaina Abdul Razak a senior federal counsel is appearing for Chambers and for this Petition I am most grateful that Miss Sarguna Kumaari will appear for both the Bar and the State Bar.
Your Petitioner, Lee Ai Yin hails from a small town called Ayer Tawar in Perak. I have met quite a few young lawyers from this peaceful town, which took its name from the beautiful Sungai Ayer Tawar.
She is the youngest of the five daughters of her parents, Mr. Lee Ting Yun and Madam Chan Choon Len.
I crave leave for her proud parents to be introduced.
Your Petitioner read laws at the National University of Malaysia (UKM), and upon graduation read in the chambers of Messrs Kwong & Hwang under the tutelage of my learned friend, Miss PC Chew who is also present today.
Since she was a little girl, having her parents and her three sisters working as teachers, your Petitioner was overwhelmed by quotes such as:
“A good teacher is like a candle- it consumes itself to light the way the way for others…”
After her pupillage under the tutelage of Miss Chew, Your Petitioner believes that being a lawyer will also light the way for the others by the correct application of the law.
Your Petitioner wishes to express her gratitude to the Almighty God for all the blessings in her life.
Secondly to record her appreciation towards her parents, Mr Lee Ting Yun and Madam Chan Choon Len for being the anchor of her life.
Being the youngest child in the family, your Petitioner was never short of anything.
While she was growing up, your Petitioner remembers the days when her father, a very learned retired teacher brought her to the library every week in order to instil the habit of reading in her. The library days, she calls it, was a period which she brought back books from mysteries to histories…
Your Petitioner’s mother taught her to accept failures and encouraged her to do better next time.
Your Petitioner would like to record her appreciation towards her pupil mistress, Miss PC Chew.
Your Petitioner’s nine months of pupillage under the wings of Miss Chew has been a most rewarding one. From drafting correspondence to pleadings in court, Miss Chew has been pertinent to guide your Petitioner to be a fit and proper person and to be passionate in her profession.
And of course My Lady, Your Petitioner will Not forget everyone in Messrs Kwong & Hwang for their kindness and assistance that made the tough times a fairytale.
As the saying goes, “no man is an island”. Your Petitioner would like to seize this opportunity to thank all her friends, who have always been there for her through rain and sunshine. Your Petitioner also wishes to extend her heartfelt gratitude to all her friends who took time off to be with her today.
Your Petitioner is motivated by the following quote.
“If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you. – Fred Devito”
Your petitioner’s journey here has been full of challenges, the Order which I will pray for in a moment, with leave of Your Ladyship will change her life forever.
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, Miss PC Chew, Your Petitioner’s pupil mistress to robe your Petitioner.
Much obliged, My Lady.
Alex Chang Esq.