MahWengKwai & Associates is proud to announce that our Consultant, Dato’ Mah Weng Kwai, has been appointed as a member of the Protem Committee for the AIAC Court of Arbitration.

According to the announcement by the Legal Affairs Division of the Prime Minister’s Department, the formation of this committee is a key initiative towards enhancing the Asian International Arbitration Centre (Malaysia) (AIAC). This follows the signing of the Supplementary Agreement to the Host Country Agreement on 20 February 2024 between the Malaysian Government and the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO).

The committee, chaired by Dato’ Mary Lim Thiam Suan, includes distinguished legal experts worldwide and aims to establish the mechanisms, protocols, and operational framework for the AIAC Court of Arbitration. The chairperson and committee members are appointed by the Hon. Dato’ Sri Azalina Othman Said, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law and Institutional Reform), Malaysia, and include:

  • Datuk Dr. Prasad Sandosham Abraham (Malaysia)
  • Justice K.S.P. Radhakrishnan (India)
  • Dato’ Seri Mohd Hishamudin bin Md Yunus (Malaysia)
  • Professor Karuiki Muigua (Africa)
  • Professor Steven P. Finizio (United Kingdom)
  • Mr. Juan Fernánde-Armesto (Spain)
  • Mr. Zeyad Khoshaim (Saudi Arabia)
  • Mr. Chan Leng Sun, SC (Singapore)
  • Ms. Kamilah Kasim (Malaysia)
  • Ms. Shanti Abraham (Malaysia)
  • Dr. Christopher To (Hong Kong SAR)
  • Dr. Can Eken (United Kingdom)
  • Mr. Ng Jern-Fei, KC (Singapore)
  • Mr. Kumar a/l Thangaraju (Malaysia)
  • Mr. Jonathan Lim (United Kingdom)

Dato’ Mah Weng Kwai, a former High Court and retired Court of Appeal judge, is an AIAC arbitrator and mediator. His experience as an arbitrator spans commercial and construction disputes and includes disputes in the technology, telecommunications and marine sectors.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Dato’ Mah Weng Kwai on this significant appointment and look forward to the establishment of the AIAC Court of Arbitration.


Note: This article does not constitute legal advice to any specific case. The facts and circumstances of each and every case will differ and therefore will require specific legal advice. Feel free to contact us for complimentary legal consultation.