If it so pleases Your Ladyship, allow me to introduce the Petitioner, Lee Theng Ying.
The Petitioner was born in Alor Setar, Kedah, raised in Batu Pahat, Johor. Being the youngest out of three children to Dr. Lee and Mdm. Teoh, the Petitioner has outgoing characteristics and showed good leadership potential. The Petitioner was inspired by Mahatma Gandhi when she volunteered in Gandhi, King, Ikeda: A legacy of Building Peace Exhibition organised by Soka Gakkai Malaysia. During the course of volunteering, the petitioner learnt about the plight and suffering of the people who are not able to live in a peaceful environment, she thereby decided to read law so as to use her knowledge for the unprivileged.
The Petitioner embarked on a new journey with Multimedia University, where she completed her Bachelor of Law degree in 2013. Throughout her undergraduate years, she obtained scholarships to exchange in University of Cambridge, United Kingdom and Ball State University, United States. She also won the Lexis Nexis Award for being an outstanding student and Chee Siah Le Kee Human Rights Law Prize.
Following the conferment of her law degree, the Petitioner commenced her pupillage at Messrs Raja, Darryl & Loh in December 2013, reading in the chambers of Ms Chong Mei Mei.
The Petitioner had a keen interest in Human Rights Law and she exhibited her interests by taking up Legal Aid Dock Brief Programme where she mitigated for the unrepresented people. She has been invited by the US Embassy this year to participate in a town hall session with President Obama and youth leaders across ASEAN to discuss regional and global challenges. The Petitioner aspires to contribute to the humanities and she has decided to practice in Johor Bahru.
The Petitioner wishes to extend her deepest gratitude to the following people:-
- her family members for their unconditional love and unwavering support in chasing her dream. The Petitioner also wishes to thank in particular her parent for their support throughout all these years. The role that they had to play is not only being parent, but the chef, chauffeur, mentor, friend, bank and even the tour guide throughout the years. This day would not have materialised without their constant support, encouragement and motivation.
- her pupils mates, mentors and colleagues at Messrs Raja, Darryl & Loh for their guidance and tutelage; in particular Mr. Chew Phye Keat, Ms Joyce Teh and her pupil master Ms Chong Mei Mei and for their invaluable guidance and support.
- her teachers and lecturers for their teachings and guidance, charting a path towards a full-fledged advocate and solicitor.
- to her best friends Yea H, Joanne, Nicole, Sean for being the Petitioner’s wonder wall.
Last but not least, the Petitioner would like to share her favourite quote from her mentor “human life possesses a potential deeper than the great wide ocean and vaster than the sky, we may tend to give up and resign ourselves to present circumstances. But by breaking down these barriers in our minds, we can enjoy vibrant lives filled with powerful life force like the sun."
My Lady, I believe that the Petitioner is a fit and proper person to be admitted and enrolled as an Advocate and Solicitor.