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18-07-2004, 10:01 AM
was wondering if malaysia has one? is there an age limit for them to choose? how do they choose speakers?
18-07-2004, 05:23 PM
class/team > school > district, etc. > division (I dunno wht its called in Peninsular M'sia) > State > National > International > ???
I think M'sia has one.
Our dear Singaporean neighbours has quite a rep for winning internationally. Ours however..err..no news.
18-07-2004, 06:18 PM
There's one article about Debate written by Hafidz Ismail for ReMag.:
his Recom nickname is poen (you can look through the members list)
Hafidz is one of the candidates of Malaysian Debating Team.
He's almost being selected to represent Malaysia. But the debate was cancelled and he lost his chance. the rest of the story was written in his article in ReMag.
The last time I heard is, he's now representing Univ. of Minnesota's debating team. You can contact him for more details.
18-07-2004, 07:01 PM
This is my 2nd time reading his article,the author really has the flow with words.
from the article..
In a debate-specific context, secondary education at Sekolah Datuk Abdul Razak (SDAR), a premier boarding school in Seremban, was priceless to me. I was invited to join the debate team although I was only a first-former, and went on to bloom into an avid debater. I grew up during the days of great debaters that came from perennial debating kings and queens like the Royal Military College (RMC), Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK), Sekolah Tun Fatimah (STF), Tunku Kurshiah College (TKC - SDAR's biggest rival and arch nemesis) and of course, SDAR. The likes of Wira Budiman Azizan (ex-SDAR, last I heard, he was reading law at UM) and Suhaida Adura (ex-TKC, I heard she is currently in Princeton) were not only legendary, but they were also able to impress everybody (not just me) with their flashy eloquence, dazzling remarks and a distinguished style that is the hallmark of a perfect debater.
well,sekolah sains teluk intan was the winner of national debate for boarding schools in da year 1998.and that year the nation's best debater came from the same school too.He is now studying somewhere at germany.a simple prove that you dont need to come from "famous" boarding schools to be prodigies with words.
I did join the debate team last time.really enjoyed it,one of those memories etched neatly on my brains,especially when we beat the MRSM.a real huge moment to my unknown school. :)
someone from my school won the 1999's piala perdana menteri for orator or something.he's now the president of UM's students.
joining debates make you comfortable with words.plus,most leaders whether good or bad out there grow mostly from the debaters' benches.
in this sense,i agree,malaysia should sent a team to international debate.winning or losing is another story.
19-07-2004, 07:24 PM
anybody heard about mooting? Bond Uni recently had a state level competition in Sabah which I participated in and won best speaker (funny, they gave away three of those -_-). It was a really interesting experience, and exposing Form 5 students to law sounds like a pretty good thing too.
i heard next year they're going to make it national.
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