Name of Petitioner: San Peggy
Petition No.: WA-18-1586-10/2016
Long Call Date: 30 October 2017
Admission Speech of Ms. SAN PEGGY 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, MISS SAN PEGGY.
My learned friends representing the relevant bodies have already been introduced earlier, however, for this petition, Miss Chrysandy Lai Zhiu Khiok will represent the Selangor Bar Committee.
[My learned friends representing the Attorney General’s Chambers Mohd Izham Mohd Masuki Esq. has already been introduced earlier, for this petition Miss Chrysandy Lai Zhiu Khiok will represent the Bar Council and Selangor Bar Committee.]
If it so pleases Your Lordship, before I move the court for usual Orders, allow me a few minutes to briefly introduce Your Petitioner to Your Lordship and all concerned.
Your Petitioner’s path crossed that of mine when she came to my chambers as an attachment student. She will be remembered as one of the few outstanding students of mine, a rare gem that is intelligent, diligent, humble, courteous and honourable.
Your Petitioner was born in Kuala Lumpur and she is the middle child among 4 others of her proud parents, Mr Raymond San & Madam Yeong Lian Heong.
Mr and Mrs San, and a special guest of Your Petitioner, the most eligible bachelor in the eyes of Your Petitioner Mr Neo Cheng Ze are here to witness these solemn proceedings.
I humbly crave leave for them to be introduced.
My Lord, Your Petitioner, read laws at the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. Thereafter, your Petitioner obtained her Certificate in Legal Practice and commenced her pupillage, reading in the chambers of my learned friend Datuk Ben Chan Chong Choon at Messrs. Mah-Kamariyah & Philip Koh.
many of the Chinese in this country are from Canton Province, or in Chinese, “Guang Dong Province” from Mainland China. Traditionally, many Chinese families will keep an ancestral logbook, documenting the glories of their descendants. The San Family is from the “Guangxi Province” a neighbour of Guang Dong Province.
Your Petitioner was Nurtured and groomed under the hands of her parents, Your Petitioner alongside with her 4 other siblings is the first family of professionals, that is 3 doctors and 2 lawyers from the ancestral roots of the San Family.
Your Petitioner takes this opportunity to thank her 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 her profound gratitude to her parents for their unwavering love and support throughout the years, to ensure that the Petitioner had and will have the best in life. Your Petitioner would not be where she is today if not for their undying love, understanding and sacrifices.
The Petitioner would also like to thank her siblings who have always been there to support her, through thick and thin.
My Lord, Your Petitioner told me that there were probably more thick than thin.
The Petitioner would also like to convey her heartfelt appreciation to her Pupil master, Datuk Ben Chan Chong Choon for his invaluable guidance, patience and advice. The Petitioner must thank her superiors and colleagues for creating an enjoyable working environment, in Messrs. Mah-Kamariyah & Philip Koh.
My Lord, if I may, practice at the Bar is a rewarding and an unparalleled experience.
As a lawyer, Your Petitioner would meet people from diverse backgrounds and have the opportunity to affect their lives. She will be able to leave a lasting and indelible impression on them if she holds true to the values, standards and professionalism expected of a lawyer and a member of the Malaysian Bar.
A former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States of America, Mr Justice Cardozo, once said
“The Advocate has been received to that ancient fellowship for something more than private gain. He becomes an officer of the Court and like the Court itself he becomes an instrument or agency to advance the ends of justice.”
I would commend these wise words to the Petitioner.
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 relevant bodies have no objections.
Wherefore, My Lord, I humbly pray that the Petitioner be admitted and enrolled as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya.
My Lord, I must add that the Order that Your Lordship is going to make in a short while will be an especially meaningful Order, as today is also Your Petitioner’s birthday. Your Petitioner wishes to extend special thanks to her mother Mrs San on her birthday.
(Relevant parties will say no objections and Judge will give order)
Much obliged, My Lord.
My Lord, unfortunately Datuk Ben Chan, the Pupil Master of Your Petitioner is not able to join us today. I therefore crave leave from Your Lordship to robe your Petitioner.
Much obliged, My Lord.