We welcome Kee Shu Min as the latest addition to our team of advocates.
She has been in service of the Malaysian government since 2019, first with the Attorney General’s Chambers as a Deputy Public Prosecutor working on civil and criminal money laundering matters and then as Deputy Public Prosecutor and Federal Counsel advising the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Cost of Living (formerly known as the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs).
Shu Min oversaw complex investigations and prosecuted high-value cases involving serious offences under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing, and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001. The cases also involved court actions to seize and forfeit proceeds and assets from those illegal activities.
Further, on behalf of the Ministry, Shu Min regularly handled investigations and led prosecutions regarding the infringement of trade practices, including those related to intellectual property, copyright, trademark, profiteering, and consumer protection. She assumed responsibility for the judicial enforcement of laws such as the Control of Supplies Act 1961, Copyright Act 1987, Direct Sales and Anti-Pyramid Scheme Act 1993, Franchise Act 1998, Consumer Protection Act 1999, Trade Descriptions Act 2011, Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2011, Trademarks Act 2019, and Geographical Indications Act 2022.
Beyond law enforcement through the courts, Shu Min advised the Ministry on a range of policy questions, conducted feasibility studies on policy proposals, and drafted amendments to laws. She also wrote opinions on legal issues under the Ministry’s scope.
Shu Min was called to the Bar at the High Court of Malaya in 2017 and began her career at a reputable criminal defence law firm. Prior to that, she worked on company and secretarial matters in the legal department of a major retail, hotel, and property development company.
Edmund Bon, Head of Chambers (Civil), shares the firm’s enthusiasm for the move:
Shu Min’s formative years at the Bar and subsequent foray into government to serve the nation have provided her with the required grounding and exposure placing her well beyond her years of experience. The immense time and resource pressures that government legal counsel have to work under have further shaped her skills to offer both advisory services and litigation representation to clients needing such support on a fast turnaround basis. We believe she has the right mindset and can leverage her legal toolkit to benefit our clients.
Shu Min is looking forward to this new challenge:
I am excited about this new milestone in my career and hope that I will be able to live up to expectations. I am steadfast in pursuing legal excellence and eager to spend more time contributing to human rights initiatives that can benefit Malaysians. I feel honoured to be a part of AmerBON and will work well to meet the challenges that come my way!