The Johore Bar is saddened to record the passing away of one of its senior members the late Mr Lau Koh Kong of Kulai, Johor on the 11th of August 2014. The funeral took place in Kulai on the 15th August 2014.

The late lawyer was a Barrister-at-Law of the Hon. Society of the Lincoln’s Inn, London and was admitted and enrolled as an Advocate & Solicitor States of Malaya on the 8th of June 1984. In the Johor Bar seniority list he was No. 116.

In the early years lawyers in Johor practiced mainly in the big towns, like the capital city of Johor Bahru and in Muar, Batu Pahat, Segamat and Kluang. The late Mr Lau was one of the early pioneers to start out in the outlying district of Kulai about 30km from the city of Johor Bahru. In hiw own quiet way he was a trend-setter. He practiced under the name and style of Lau Koh Kong & Associates in Kulai.

It appears that the late lawyer comes from a family of lawyers. A brother Datuk Wira Lau Hop Bing was one of His Majesty’s Judges in the Court of Appeal. His eldest child Ms Lau Seow Mui and son Lau Kei Jin are both members of the Bar having graduated in laws from the University of Manchester and later on successfully obtained the CLP and practice in the father’s firm.

The late lawyer leaves behind his widow Madam Chai Chu Lam and 4 children. The Johor Bar offers its deepest condolences to the family of the late Mr Lau Koh Kong. In consolation a useful reminder to the bereaved is that good memories are the most precious of all our personal treasures. We have to learn to nurture and cherish them and they will remain with us till time shall be no more.

US President George Bush is reputed to have said:

“Grief and tragedy are only for a time.

Goodness, remembrance and love have no end.”

May the late Mr Lau Koh Kong rest in peace.

S. Balarajah

Johore Bar

18-8-2014

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