(Tribute for Allahyarham Zainuddin bin Embong at Reference Proceeding held at High Court Johor Bahru on 4 Feb 2015)
Allahyarham Haji Zainuddin bin Embong was born in Johor Bahru on the 25th day of November 1958. At the time of his demise he was 56 years of age. He obtained his LLB(Hons) from the Universiti of Malaya in 1983 and was admitted to the Malaysian Bar on the 28th day of November 1987. Before starting his career at the Bar he was an Assistant Parliamentary Draftsman cum Federal Counsel for almost a year at the Attorney General’s Chambers. He was also an academician when he joined the Law Faculty of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia as a tutor for a period of two years from 1982 to 1984. He had a complete and wide range of experience as a Parliamentary Draftman and also as an academician before embarking into the world of legal practice as a member of the distinguised Malaysia Bar. His wide range exposure has widen his horizon of experience and his ability of viewing legal matters from a totally different perspective that might escape the attention of others.
Allahyarham Haji Zainuddin started his legal career at the Bar as a Legal Assistant at Messrs Ariff & Co and thereafter at Messrs Khaled Mutang Chan & Lim. Before his demise he was the Managing Partner of Messrs Khaled & Zainuddin which specializing in Corporate & Conveyancing and various other Commercial transaction. Being the Senior Partner of the firm he was equally impressive in Litigation arena especially with regards to Banking and Land matters.
He had special attachment to the Johore Bar specifically and the Malaysian Bar generally. He was regarded as a great reference by the Junior members of the Johor Bar and was very keen to lend a helping hand whenever any assistance was needed of him. To the senior and learned members of the Johor Bar and the Malaysian Bar as a whole he was well respected for his humble and kind gesture and was never hesitant in sharing his vast experience at the Bar for 27 years.
His demise was deeply felt by his wife Zaleha Muslan, two sons Mohamad Aiman and Mohamad Azim and two daughters Nur Suraya Hani and Nur Aliah Najiah and also his immediate family members. He also left behind his 84 year old mother whom he loved so much. His mother Datin Hajjah Zainun Hj Ab Rahman the widow of the late Dato’ Hj. Embong bin Yahya our former Deputy Information Minister while still bereaving the lost of her beloved son is very grateful to Allah The Almighty that her beloved son was taken to rest in peace in the best soil ever of the Holy City of Makkah and at, the best time ever during his final Umrah trip.
His wife and children together with the members of his immediate family would like to take this very opportunity to thank all members of the Johor Bar especially and the Malaysian Bar generally and those who had known Allahyarham Haji Zainuddin Bin Embong for being his wonderful counterpart and assistance during his lifetime.
Ismail bin Mohd Tahir