Singapore Island Country Club
13 August 2006
On the morning of Sunday, 13 August 2006, the ASEAN Law Association (ALA) Golf Chapter held its annual golf tournament at the prestigious Singapore Island Country Club in Singapore. The tournament saw a total of 121 participants, with 84 foreign participants from five other ASEAN countries as well as 37 local participants from Singapore. The Guest-of-Honour for the Golf Tournament was Prof S Jayakumar, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister, Co-ordinating Minister for National Security and Minister for Law.
On the evening prior to the tournament, all local and foreign participants were invited to a sumptuous Welcome Dinner at the Orchard Parade Hotel hosted by the Honourable Attorney-General Chao Hick Tin, the current President of the ASEAN Law Association. The Guest-of-Honour at the Welcome Dinner was the Honourable Chief Justice Chan Sek Keong of Singapore, who welcomed the guests with a humorous and thought-provoking speech. Foreign ASEAN participants in the inaugural ALA Judicial Cooperation Programme on 12 August 2006 were also invited to attend the Welcome Dinner.
Foreign and local dignitaries that attended the Welcome Dinner and Golf Tournament included the Honourable Chief Justice Artemio V Panganiban of the Philippines, Attorney-General Dato Seri Paduka Hj Kifrawi Bin Dato Paduka Hj Kifli (Chairman ALA Brunei Darussalam), Vice-Chief Justice Mrs Marianna Sutadi of Indonesia, Federal Court Justice Dato’ Haji Hashim bin Dato’ Haji Yusoff (Chairman ALA Malaysia), Presiding Justice Charus Paungmanee of the Supreme Court of Thailand, Mr Chelva R Rajah SC (Chairman ALA Singapore), ALA Golf Captain Justice Dato’ James Foong of the Malaysian Court of Appeal, Atty Salvador C Medialdea (Secretary-General of the Golf Chapter) and ALA Secretary-General Mr Charles Lim. The Welcome Dinner was graced by the presence of two past ALA Presidents, retired Chief Justice Tun Mohamed Dzaiddin Hj Abdullah of Malaysia and Mr TPB Menon of Singapore, and past ALA Secretary General, Atty Avelino V Cruz of Philippines.
The tournament itself was blessed with excellent weather, as the participants took on the beautiful and challenging New Course in a competition under a modified System 36 Stableford format. Tun Mohamed Dzaiddin emerged the winner of the Senior Division with 36 stableford points, while Judge Toh Han Li from Singapore won the Junior Division with his 38 stableford points. Datuk Eugene Campos of Malaysia won the best gross prize with a gross score of 79 on the par 72 course. Host Singapore eventually emerged the team champion, and won the Tun Dzaiddin Challenge Trophy from Malaysia who had previously won the team title at all the past ALA Golf Tournaments.
Photographs of tournament