We are excited and grateful to have been featured in an article title “The Good Guys: Asian Firms Prioritising the Greater Good” by Asia Business Law Journal.
MahWengKwai & Associates is among ten Malaysian law firms whose works have been higlighted in the report authored by Vandana Chatlani. Our efforts that are noted by the Journal include:
Diversity and Inclusion: Individuals of different races, religions and genders are hired, with team members representing diverse backgrounds and heritage
Improving work-life balance: Employees can select flexible work hours and working parents are supported by setting up a childcare centre at the firm’s premises
Pro bono works: NGOs receive legal support through TrustLaw co-ordinated by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. In 2022, the firm provided pro bono assistance to Fugee, a non-profit organisation that provides education to child refugees in Malaysia
Community services: In 2021, lawyers secured a landmark citizenship appeal for a child who was abandoned at birth and whose biological parents were unknown
Our managing partner, Raymond Mah, is also featured in the article. Raymond says, “Our team members come from varied backgrounds and heritages, including Chinese, Malay, Indian, Bidayuh, Iban, and more.” This inclusive approach is a cornerstone of our ethos, promoting the value of various perspectives in our legal practice.
One remarkable aspect of our diversity is the multitude of languages spoken within our team. As Raymond points out, “The number of different languages spoken – English, Malay, Mandarin, Tamil, Cantonese, Hindi, Hokkien, Hakka, and Punjabi – by our staff is a testament to the rich diversity at the firm’s workplace.” This linguistic diversity not only enhances communication but also underscores our global mindset.
At MWKA, we firmly believe that a diverse workforce is a powerful driver of innovation and success. As we continue this journey, our leadership remains dedicated to promoting equality and celebrating the uniqueness of each individual contributing to our vibrant legal family.
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