Founded in 1966, LAWASIA is the Law Association for Asia and the Pacific and was initiated at an inaugural conference held in Australia, with attendance of representatives from Australia, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka (then Ceylon), Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam (then South Vietnam).

Its Council is comprised of organisational membership from more than 30 countries of the Asia Pacific region and beyond, with individual members in more than 50 countries throughout the world. The LAWASIA Council consists of presidents or other office-bearers of the peak legal bodies of each member country. The LAWASIA president, vice presidents and executive committee members are elected by the Council from amongst its members.

The 26th LAWASIA Conference was held in Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre, Singapore from the 27-30 October 2013. The theme for the Conference was aptly called Beyond The Law; Beyond The Call of Duty, Beyond Boundaries”.

The Partners of MWKA, Mr Raymond Mah and Mr Lim Jo Yan together with Ms Lum Ying Mei, our Chief Operating Officer attended the Conference this year. MWKA’s Managing Partner, Mr Raymond Mah also participated as a moot court judge in the LAWASIA Moot Competition 2013. MWKA was a Sponsor Partner to the Malaysia National Rounds of the 8th LAWASIA International Moot Competition 2013.

The Winners of the 8th LAWASIA International Moot Competition, Malaysia National Rounds are as follows:

(a)    The Spirit of LAWASIA Team Award

  • Multimedia University

(b)   The Mah Weng Kwai Challenge Trophy for Best Mooter

  • Ms Brenda Chan Qing Wen of Taylor’s University

(c)    The LAWASIA Malaysian Bar Challenge Trophy

  • Winner: Advance Tertiary College
  • First Runner Up: Advance Tertiary College
  • Second Runner Up: Taylor’s University

The 26th LAWASIA Conference has given us memories to cherish and invaluable experience to bring back with us. Not forgetting the opportunity to meet and mingle with the other participants. We are glad to have had the opportunity to be part of the Conference and the Moot Competition.