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Meet our prestigious instructors of Malaysia Law Institution who are experienced professionals from different aspects. Find out how they can help you!

SIM WEN YEE
Lead Instructor

Sim Wen Yee

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Josephine Poh

KC LAU
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KC Lau

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Joshua Loong

FUNG CHUN PING BERNARD
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Bernard Fung

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Puan Amna Fazillah Binti Ismail

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Elsa Law

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Yue-En Chong

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Julian Seng

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Ching Chee Pun

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KF Wong

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En Mohd Irwan Bin Abu Zahar

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Puan Masdayana Md Setamam

Ms Sim Wen Yee

– Founder and Senior Partner of Messrs Sim & Rahman, Advocates & Solicitors

– Lead Trainer of Malaysia Law Institution

Ms. Sim Wen Yee is the Founder and Senior Partner of Messrs Sim & Rahman, Advocates & Solicitors, a firm started on December 1st, 2014. She specialises in Wills, the Grant of PROBATE (GP), Letter Administration (LA), Estate Administration, Property & Company Law, with more than 10 years of experience.

 

Her portfolio includes:

  • Founder of Messrs Sim & Rahman
  • President of Worldwide Lawyer League Asia Pacific
  • EXCO Kebangsaan & Legal Advisor and Counsel for Country Consumer Action Board (MTPN)
  • EXCO & Legal Advisor of Breast Cancer Association
  • Vice President for the Asia Entrepreneur Chamber of Commerce
  • LEAD Trainer in Succession Law in Malaysia Law Institution
  • President of International Top Will Trustee Body

Currently, Sim & Rahman has two branches located in Setia Alam, Shah Alam, Selangor Malaysia (HQ), and Plaza Arkadia Desa Park City, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Her legal firm has expanded not only in Malaysia but also has partners who are also lawyers in countries such as Singapore, Canada, Australia, and China. Her firm is a full-service Legal Firm and has been awarded the Consumer Choice Award in the year 2020-2021.

 

Ms. Sim has been invited as a speaker and trainer by many corporations, banks, associations, radio stations, universities, international schools, and many more. Up to date, she has been appointed as the lead trainer to educate Malaysians and students on the importance of Financial Literacy, where she works closely with universities.

Ms Josephine Poh

– Director, Key Accounts at Tricor Singapore

Background

Josephine began the early years of her career working in, and thereafter managing the corporate secretarial department of a full-serviced law firm in Singapore. Her strong interest in finding the best solutions for her clients led her to the trust industry where she has spent 10 years and counting in private trust companies and bank trust companies such as Citi and Deutsche Bank in Singapore, serving ultra high net worth individuals and families globally. 

Experience

Client servicing has always been Josephine’s strong suit, having spent years honing her trust knowledge and skills to leading teams to meet and exceed client’s expectations. She has worked with tax advisors, lawyers, bankers and other trusted advisors of clients to deliver the best fit solutions for clients, their businesses and their families.


Presently, in her role as Key Accounts Director, she collaborates with her Tricor Group colleagues and partners particularly in the ASEAN countries, to support her key clients. Whether in their business growth and expansion, from start up to IPO and beyond, to the clients’ private wealth structuring, from private
family trusts, charitable vehicles, employee share options and ownership schemes, to family office advisory services.

Josephine speaks English, Mandarin and the Hokkien dialect.

 

Accreditations

STEP Trust and Estate Practitioner

WMI Foundation Certificate for Family Office Advisors

KC Lau

Founder of KCLAU.COM

KC Lau, a graduate of Registered Financial Planner, has made substantial contributions to financial education through his six published books, including notable titles like “Top Money Tips for Malaysians” and “Money Smart.” He also co-created numerous online financial courses, such as the Bursa Method and Dividend Vault, and has been a regular columnist for various magazines. Further extending his influence, Lau has hosted over 562 online seminars and published more than 1396 articles, solidifying his position as a key figure in promoting financial literacy.

 

Mr Joshua Loong

– Founder of TRIGEN Succession Advisory SB

– Private Wealth Advisor

– Certified Financial Planner of FPAM (Financial Planning Association Malaysia)

– CMSLR holder of Securities Commission

– FAR holder of Bank Negara

Joshua Loong is a Private Wealth Advisor with over a decade of experience in the financial services industry since 2009. He holds the CMSLR from the Securities Commission and FAR from Bank Negara. As a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) under the Financial Planning Association of Malaysia, he has extensive knowledge in personal financial planning and estate planning. Joshua is also a seasoned speaker, having conducted over 50 seminars on financial and succession planning in Malaysia and Singapore in the past 4 years. He has coached and trained over 250 estate planners to date.

Mr Bernard Fung

– Co-founder of Chapter 3 Consultancy Pte Ltd
– Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
– Associate Estate Planning Practitioner (AEPP)
– IBF Qualified in Private Banking & Wealth Management (The Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore)
– Legacy Planning for HNW Individuals (NTU Wealth Management Institute)

Bernard Fung is a practising Estate and Succession Practitioner with PreceptsGroup International with 16 years experience in the financial advisory field. He is the co-founder of Chapter 3 Consultancy Pte Ltd, an holistic estate planning firm that offers personalised services to pass down values and legacies beyond just legal and monetary aspects.

With a client-centric approach, Bernard engages in-depth discussions with his clients to guide them through crucial considerations pertaining to asset distribution. Through a combination of will, trust and various financial instruments, he helps his clients to minimise the leakages and maximise their inheritance. The end result is a holistic and effective distribution that avoids costly mistakes and prevents family disharmony.

Bernard’s expertise and experience have earned him numerous invitations to hold seminars and talks, where he educates the audiences on the importance of holistic estate planning. He is especially passionate about helping families with vulnerable members such as parents with special needs children. Bernard believes that estate planning is not a taboo topic to be avoided but the ultimate love letter to be handled with respect.

 

Puan Amna Fazillah Binti Ismail

Chief Business Officer of as-Salihin Trustee Berhad

Amna Fazillah Binti Ismail is the Chief Business Officer of as-Salihin Trustee Berhad. Amna  holds a Syariah (law) degree from University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. Her areas of study were Islamic Law of Inheritance, Islamic Legal System, Islamic Law of Family, Law of Property, Law of Contract, Probate and the Law of Succession, Usul al Fiqh, Qawaid Fiqh, Fiqh Muamalat and Evidence and Procedure of Syariah Court. She is a licensed Syariah lawyer in Melaka, Negeri Sembilan and Wilayah Persekutuan. During her practice, she was involved with marriage and divorce matters including matrimonial assets claims and Faraid certification application.  

 

She has 18 years experience in Islamic Estate Planning. She joined as-Salihin Trustee Berhad in 2004 and was involved in business and product development, consultation in matters of inheritance issues, involvement in legal documents prepared by as-Salihin Trustee Berhad and also administration of Muslim’s Trust and Estate with properties in Malaysia and abroad. She also conducts seminars and training on Faraid and Islamic Estate Planning.

Ms Elsa Law

Founder of Elsa Law & Co. Solicitors

Ms. Elsa Law is a lawyer with more than 25 years’ experience and she founded Elsa Law & Co. Solicitors 17 years ago, specializing in commercial and family law. She was in-house counsel to the Kowloon Canton Railway Corporation (now MTR) where she dealt with a myriad of legal contracts; and Ryoden (Holdings) Limited (now Mitsubishi) where she handled settlement of numerous injury and death claims. She has been a speaker/trainer for a number of companies and organization on various topic including will writing, enduring power of attorney, probate and trust.

She was the past president for the Worldwide Independent Lawyers League and is currently a board member of the Women Entrepreneurs Network. Her firm has been twice gold and one time silver winner of the Best Legal Advice of the
Expat Living Readers’ Choice Award, as well as being ranked the 3rd Best Employment Lawyers in Hong Kong by the Happyhongkonger.


She is a problem solver, a believer in dealing with legal matters in a collaborative,
holistic approach leading to enriching the lives of others. Though her company is local, they service a multitude of clients locally and overseas.

Mr Yue-En Chong

Founder of Bethel Chambers LLC

Yue-En Chong TEP is the founder of Bethel Chambers LLC, a Singapore boutique private client and family law firm that has helped hundreds of Singapore and international clients in the areas of Cross-Border Probate and Letters of Administration, Administration of International Estates, Estate and Mental Incapacity Planning for the Global Citizen who has assets in multiple jurisdictions, Cross-Border Adoption and Divorce amongst many legal matters. Bethel Chambers LLC has also assisted Private clients in providing advisory for Singapore Tax Law matters and can assist in Immigration matters and Family Office set ups.  

 

Yue-En is highly qualified having his LLB (Bachelor of Laws) from the National University of Singapore (2nd Upper Honours), a LLM (Distinction) specialising in Social Care Law from Cardiff University, UK and a Master of Counselling from Monash University, Australia. He also has a Diploma (Distinction) in International Trust Management from STEP.

 

On the leadership front, in Singapore, Yue-En actively volunteers in the Singapore Law Society as the Vice-Chairman of the Probate Practice and Succession Planning Committee since 2020. On the global stage, Yue-En is also the Chairman for STEP’s Mental Capacity Global Steering Committee since 2023 leading an international team of Trust and Mental Capacity experts from Europe, Oceania and Asia. 

 

Yue-En is a regular speaker to charities, groups, educational and medical institutions on various issues concerning Estate Planning, Wills and the Mental Capacity Act.

Mr Julian Seng

Founder of Alpine Advisory Sdn Bhd

In the intricate realm of financial management, Julian Seng stands as a paragon of expertise and dedication.

As the esteemed founder of Alpine Advisory Sdn Bhd, Julian has carved a niche for himself, navigating the complex currents of personal, family, and business finances with unparalleled finesse. A financial planner by profession, Julian’s mission transcends mere advisory roles.

He is a guide, assisting clients to sidestep fiscal pitfalls and ensuring they embark on a path marked by sound financial decisions. But what truly sets Julian apart is his unwavering commitment to his clients’ success. Serving not just as a planner but also a consultant and coach, he ensures that every financial strategy devised is implemented to its fullest potential.

To Julian, securing one’s future isn’t just about devising a plan—it’s about cultivating a mindset. He believes in the power of continuous education, emphasizing that a secure retirement and reduced financial stress are fruits borne from the tree of financial knowledge and lifelong learning.

Ching Chee Pun

Founder of Finsource Group

Ching is a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) of the Financial Planning Association of Malaysia, a licensed financial planner of the Securities Commission Malaysia. 

He is also a Vice President in Branding Association of Malaysia (BAM) and Deputy President of Malaysia Speaker Association (MSA). Ching has over 15 years of experience in the areas of auditing, tax planning, financial accounting, corporate financial planning, business advisory, education and corporate training. He was previously practicing in Deloitte Kassim Chan for 5 years. 

Ching features regularly in Malaysia Radio FM & various publishes to provide views and comments on current economy & financial markets. He is an author for 2 books and is also a well-known public speaker for different corporate & financial related topics in the SME sector.

KF Wong

Senior Analyst of QuantePhi Sdn Bhd

KF Wong is a seasoned professional in the financial services industry, blending banking, corporate finance, and financial services assurance expertise. They have engaged extensively with C-suite executives on multi-billion M&A projects, strategic initiatives, and investor relations, ensuring a focus on sustainable, long-term shareholder value. Early in their career, Wong achieved dual qualifications as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA), showcasing a strong foundation for their contributions to finance.

En Mohd Irwan Bin Abu Zahar

Central Region Manager of as-Salihin Trustee Berhad

Mohd Irwan Bin Abu Zahar holds a law degree and Syariah degree (LLB & LLB_S) from International Islamic University Malaysia. His areas of study were Islamic Law of Property, Probate and the Law of Succession, Islamic Legal System, Civil and Criminal Law, Public International Law, Transactions in Islamic Law, Quranic Ayat and Hadith on Law, Usul al Fiqh and Evidence and Procedure of Syariah Court. 

Other than his current job, he has experienced in conducting public talks and Islamic Estate Planning. His job experience includes preparing legal documentation of Islamic Will and Trust, administration of Muslim’s estate, and also conducting training for Islamic Estate Planner since 2008. His area of expertise includes Islamic Law of Inheritance and other Islamic instruments pertaining to estate planning. 

He was the Head of Department of Legal & Documentation (for Financial Institutions) until 2020 and then continued acting as the Head of Department of Business Support until 2022. From November 2022 until now he acts as the Central Region Manager of as-Salihin Trustee Berhad.  He also acts as the Secretary for Board of Syariah Advisors.  

Puan Masdayana Md Setamam

CEO/Principal Officer of Bank Islam Trust Company (Labuan) Ltd

Masdayana Md Setamam has 18 years of experience in the Labuan Trust Company, Islamic Banking and financial industry, spearheading strategic operations, international business expansion, business turnaround toward sustainable profitable growth and more. Her expertise covers wealth management planning, foundation establishment, charitable initiatives, trust formation, Labuan company incorporation and a wide range of products and services offered within Labuan’s International Business Financial Centre.


She is also well-versed in strategic planning, sales, marketing, cash flow management, regulatory compliance, product development, risk management and relationship management, coupled with a vast network of high-net-worth clients.

She currently holds the position of Chief Executive Officer/Principal Officer at Bank Islam Trust Company (Labuan) Ltd and other key roles at Bank Islam Group companies, such as Director of Labuan Offshore Business at Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad and Head of BIMB Offshore Company Management Services, a subsidiary of Bank Islam Trust.


Masdayana has a robust educational background, including a Bachelor of International Business from the University of Malaysia Sabah, a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Strategic Management from the University of Technology Malaysia and Cambridge Islamic Finance Structuring Master Programme from Cambridge Institute of Islamic Finance. 


She is also a Certified Trust Officer license from the Labuan Financial Services Authority and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering & Counter Financing of Terrorism Compliance Officer from the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers. Currently, Masdayana is pursuing a PhD in Management with a focus on Islamic Bank Brand Personalities at the University of Technology Malaysia.