Brave Woman Snippets: featuring Mrs B.H. Oon

Lim Beng Hong was the first female lawyer to be called to the English Bar in 1926.
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Mrs BH Oon was born in 1898, her name is Lim Beng Hong but prefers to be addressed as Mrs BH Oon.


First Malayan female lawyer to be called to the English Bar - She schooled at ST George’s Girl’s School in Penang and became the first Malayan, ethnic-Chinese woman Barrister in Penang as well as the first female lawyer in Malaya. She was the first female lawyer to be called to the English Bar in 1926.