Su Nge Nge Kyaw
No 89, Jln Mulia 1/4, Taman Mulia, Contact : 012-9405626
Bukit Antarabangsa, Ampang, Email : firstname.lastname@example.org/
68000, Selangor , Malaysia
Date of Birth: 30.6.1988
Malaysian Permanent Resident
City of birth: Mandalay
of residence : Malaysia
Marital Status: Single
I was born in 1988 in Burma. At the age of five, I migrated with my parents to Malaysia. I underwent my primary and secondary education in Fairview International School, Kuala Lumpur. I passed my GCE O Level with outstanding performances in English Language, English Literature, Geography and History and was also president of the Fairview School Art Club. I was prefect for both the primary and secondary years and was also the Secretary for the Sports House Venus. I garnered successive distinctions in English Language for the New South Wales English Competitions held annually in the Secondary years. Having studied in Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyah of Laws in the International Islamic University of Malaysia, Gombak , I graduated with L.L.B (Honours), 2nd Class Upper, in October 2011.
I have experience in handling people from all walks of life. I formerly worked as a teacher at Brillington Language Centre, took counselling as a co-curricular course in IIUM, handled abused domestic workers, refugees and migrant workers in Tenaganita as part of my Legal Aid Training. I have also done charity work and orchestrated personal campaigns to help collect funding and basic amenities for the Rohingya Community in Malaysia. Therefore, I have a good grasp of the techniques used to pacify distressed persons and pinpoint underlying problems.
I also have experience in analyzing and addressing root causes of problems and handling extensive legal documentation, along with experience in research on points of law and application of the said points to legal issues.
I have also had the privilege of determining refugee statuses of asylum seekers in UNHCR Malaysia starting from September 2013 to date, according to the 19511 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and 1967 Protocol.
I wish to hone my legal skills in the field of human rights where I think it’s most needed and plan to contribute to society by balancing out the disparity in resources, rights and education between the privileged and the needy; and raise awareness about injustices being committed by those in power against the powerless and voiceless.
1995 to 2005 Fairview International School, Kuala Lumpur
In top 5 positions throughout all classes from Junior 1 to Junior 4.
2 Distinctions(for each year) in the University of New South Wales International English Competition for Schools
Award of exemplary leadership as a Prefect from 2002-2005
Secretary of Prefectorial Board
Secretary of Sports House Venus
Annual Athletic Meet( Sprinting 100m, 200m, 400m):Gold, Silver, Bronze
Member of culinary, mural and needlework club
President of Arts & Craft Club
May 2005 Fairview International School, Kuala Lumpur
GCE O’ Level :
English Language ( A)*
English Literature (A)*
Computer Programming( B)
Malay Language (B)
* Received Best Performance Awards ( Graduating Class of 2005, May)
2006 to 2007, International Islamic University Malaysia Matriculation Centre
Dean’s List Year 2006-2007
2008- 2011, International Islamic University, Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyah of Laws, Gombak
Extra Curricular Activities
UITM Novice Debate 09’, Top Ten Teams
Mock Trial Scriptwriter
3 month Internship at the Regional Arbitration Centre of Kuala Lumpur
Took counselling as a co curricular credited subject and passed with A.
Was in TailoRAG- Legal Article Writing Club
Was in Mooting and Debate Classes ad competitions
Archery, Swimming and Futsal( Sports)
2011 Graduated with CGPA 3.00, Qualification: LLB( Honours), 2nd Class Upper
Masters (LLM) in Univerity of Malaya – August 2013 to Current
Mixed Mode Coursework and 40,000 word thesis
2013/2014 Semester 1 – International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (A-)
– Alternative Dispute Resolution (A-)
– International Environmental Law (A-)
2014 Semester 2 (currently undergoing)
September 2013 to current
UNHCR Malaysia Refugee Status Determination Senior Protection Assistant GL5 (UNOPS) contract)
- Under Anna Pelosi, RSD (Unit Head)
- Interviewing Asylum seekers to assess whether they have a claim under the Convention Grounds
(Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and 1967 Protocol)
- Adjudicating Refugee claims according to UNHCR mandate RSD procedures
- Producing detailed assessments of adjudicated refugee claims
- Experience in handling vulnerable persons of concern (rape, sexual and gender based violence
- Knowledge and experience in handling asylum seekers from Asia West – Sri Lankan, Pakistan,
Iranian and Afghanistan
- Experience in giving rejection counselling (to failed asylum seekers)
- Research and compilation of relevant country of origin information
- Underwent Extensive Refugee Status Determination Training ( March 2014) in Bangkok
September 2012 to December 2013 (UNOPS contract)
UNHCR Malaysia Resettlement Assistant GL4 (UNOPS)
Under Michael Wells, RST (Unit Head)
Scheduling P2 Interviews
Conducting Resettlement Counselling Interviews (with a focus on Myanmar Muslims)
Replying to RST queries through email
Assisting Supervisor in scheduling and the tasks associated with it
Experience in doing monthly P1 and P2 resettlement submissions to USA
Experience in handling specific country missions (i.e New Zealand)
2007 to 2011
Worked part time as an English Teacher at Brillington Language Centre teaching students aged 5 to 22
Worked part time at MIHAS (The Malaysian International Halal Showcase)
Interned at the Regional Centre for Arbitration, Kuala Lumpur – attended confidential arbitration case briefs with Director Mr Sundra Rajoo ( 3 months)
September 2011 t0 June 2012
Pupillage at the law firm Raja, Darryl & Loh (9 months), specialized in the Banking and litigation Sector
Legal Aid Training at Tenaganita (NGO for trafficked and abused migrant workers)
Experience in representing unrepresented migrant workers with no documents.
Bailing out migrant workers arrested even though they have valid UNHCR documents.
Experience in counselling and documentation
Dealing with embassy protocols
Experience in handling cases under the ATIP Act (Anti Trafficking in Persons Act), CPC (Criminal Procedure Code).
Experience in handling unpaid wages cases, labour and employment law
Experience in going to Industrial Court
Experience in handling sexual harassment and abuse cases
Fluent in English, Malay and Burmese ( Myanmar)
Legal Analysis, Legal Research and Application Skills
Representing undocumented persons in court
Writing (Essays, Articles, Journals, Columns, Opinions, Case and Book Reviews)
Good communication and people skills
Drafting detailed Refugee Status Determination Assessments according to the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and 1967 Protocol
Outdoor sports – Climbing, Hiking, Mountaineering
Art & Music
International Human Rights & Humanitarian Law
Passionate about human rights
Questioning and curious
Natural tendency to challenge status quo
Strong adherence to ethics and universal principles
Personal Ambition/ Personality in a nutshell
My personality can best be described by the fact that I believe strongly in justice and equality for all mankind irrespective of creed, race, gender, social disposition and so forth. Since a very young age my father had instilled in me the core values of humanity and principles which I hold as my central belief system. The bottom line is that I’ve always been able to empathize and fight for the underdogs in any situation as I believe that justice and fairness makes no discrimination. However, at the same time I do have one foot stuck in the door of reality with the simple knowledge that the life of this world is not meant to support a Utopian fantasy. However, that does not mean that we, as human beings should stop striving to bring out the best of humanity. This is because there is a very fine line between what makes us animals and what makes us humans and I believe that all of us were born with the right and potential to be human in the best way possible.
Therefore it is the responsibility of those with a voice in this life to balance the huge gap of inequality between themselves and the voiceless and desperate. Hence it follows that any attempt -whether ill informed, ignorant or purposeful – to debase the light of humanity and a person’s rights should be nipped in the bud. As Prophet Muhammad said – “Even as the fingers of the two hands are equal, so are human beings equal to one another. No one has any right, nor any preference to claim over another” and as Gautama Buddha said, “ Light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your path” – it is clear to me that firstly, we are humans only to the extent that we help other people transcend their humanity; that is, in ensuring they get the same basic rights as everyone else. Secondly, it is evident that even universal mores of conduct warn against creating class differences as no man is superior to another in terms of fundamental rights.
I believe that the only way to realize the best of my potential in my time here is to help such oppressed, used, abused and powerless peoples who have been denied their fundamental right(s) to realize their full potential as human beings. Things that come easily to some of us like security, sustenance and love; these are universal rights that everyone in the world should be entitled to amongst many others. The breach and denial of such universal values and rights results in a tear in the fabric of humanity that cannot be reconciled nor healed except by us speaking up and doing something about these breaches and denials. Because ultimately that tear in the fabric of humanity is not an individualistic injury- it is one which will maim the collective soul of the world and when that happens it will affect each and everyone of us and take away our common discerning factor: humanity.
Objective of seeking job
I hope to be able to preserve whatever is left of this once lovely fabric of humanity, and what better way to help my own people who are facing persecution by the Burmese Government than by speaking up and utilizing my legal and inherent analytical and writing skills to help the oppressed and voiceless in any which way that am capable of.