Kok Liang Chew (Woodard 1979 - 1982)
Kok claims that he did not do very well academically or sports wise in Ellesmere. He also says however that compared to what he was previously, Ellesmere instilled a sense of discipline and a can do attitude in him which have lasted a lifetime.
He obtained a BSc Econ in Economics & Law from Aberystwyth University. At university, Kok represented Aberystwyth in fencing and they came in as quarter finalist twice during the British Inter University fencing competitions. He also represented the University of Wales (All Colleges) in the Western Europe Universities & Colleges fencing competition.
Kok qualified as a Barrister at Inner Temple and practised for a year in London. He returned to Malaysia to qualify as an Advocate & Solicitor before setting up his own legal practice. Along the way, he collected a LLM and two post graduate diplomas in Arbitration law and Islamic law. In between running his practice, he joined the Territorial Army of Malaysia and went jungle bashing which was a great excuse getting away from the desk. His final rank was that of Major and he helped to set up Territorial Army societies in tertiary institutions to encourage students to join the TA.
He later left to work as a lawyer in Oman. Currently, he is working in Abu Dhabi but is planning to move to work in Singapore later. Kok is married with two kids aged 12 and 14. After visiting Ellesmere last year, his daughter now wants to go to Ellesmere - like father like daughter.
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