No. 58, Jalan 5/60 Off Jalan Gasing, 46000 Petaling Jaya
+603-7772 9880
info@midp.edu.my

Malaysian Institute for Debate & Public Speaking

Motivated by Passion

 
COACHING CHAMPIONS
 
Managed and coached the national team for World Schools Debating Championship (WSDC) in 2018 to rank 1st in the world. 
YOUTH EMPOWERMENT
 
Coached more than 10,000 students from public, private and international institutions across Malaysia.
EXPERIENCED HOST
 
Hosted 60 national  championships and brought the world’s largest debating competition to Malaysia.
FRUITFUL PARTNERSHIPs
 
Engaged with over 500 schools, universties, ministries, and government agencies, both locally and abroad.

Advancement of human capital through the development and promotion of leadership and soft skills in Malaysia

Recognised as the nation’s leading expert on debating and public speaking, MIDP is an educational institution which works on improving soft skills literacy and accessibility for various stakeholders through communication skills training, critical and creative thinking, as well as character building.

 
Training

We provide a wide range of training courses at our learning centre as well as personalised training for schools, universities as well as corporates.

 
Events

We host a series of nationwide workshops and competitions on debating, public speaking, drama and acting, storytelling, newscasting, as well as poetry slams.

 
Consultancy

We assist various stakeholders in the public and private sectors in conducting campaigns and high-impact programmes on education and youth empowerment.

 
Advocacy

We run non-profit initiatives to provide opportunity and accessibility towards leadership and soft skills training for underserved communities.

Corporate Training

The Malaysian Institute for Debate & Public Speaking (MIDP) is registered as a training provider by the

Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF). All of our corporate training courses are HRDF claimable.

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Flagship Events

With an average of 30 events every year, our nationwide workshops and competitions provide platforms up-and-coming speakers to gain exposure, while providing experienced speakers the opportunity to  spar and test their skills.

Schools Camp for Advanced Reasoning Skills (SCARS)

A series of debating and public speaking workshops hosted all over Malaysia designed to impart the relevant soft skills to students from various backgrounds and levels.

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Malaysia Oratory Games (MOG)

The one and only English oratory olympics in Malaysia featuring various competitions for various age groups such as presidential debate, public speaking, newscasting, acting, and poetry slam.

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Malaysia Women’s Open Debating Championship (MWODC)

A platform for female-identifying and queer debaters  to showcase their skills and abilities, in an effort to diversify the participation in the Malaysian debating scene.

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Malaysia National Storytelling Competition (MNSC)

National level competition for storytellers from various age groups  to express creative ideas and narratives while testing their presence and presentation skills.

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Malaysia Public Speaking Open (MPSO)

The first open public speaking competition for the Malaysian youths between the ages of 10 to 24 to display their with and charisma while discussing important topics impacting the world around them.

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Weekend of Knowledge Evolution (WOKE)

An advocacy initiative to bring to the forefront diverse voices of Malaysia to create awareness and discuss critical issues of our time, featuring a series of forums, keynote speeches, and public debates.

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Notable Partners & Clients

Over the years, MIDP is entrusted by various stakeholders, ranging from private corporations and start-ups all the way to ministries, government agencies and charitable organisations, to provide services as well as collaborations towards common goal and interest.

Team Members

These are the brilliant faces behind the day-to-day operations of MIDP. Get to know them!

Emellia Shariff

Chief Executive Officer

Albert Kamahlendra

Head of Events & Engagement

Azim Nadzari

Head of Training & Development

Lalitha Monisha

PR & Comms Officer

Vishal Sidhu

Procurement & Tech Officer

Nadiah Haque

Finance Officer

Wesley Wong

Business Ops Executive

Zara Nadhirah

Graphic Design Executive

News & Articles

Keep yourself updated with our latest articles!

Team Malaysia Creates Malaysian Debating History & Ranks First In The World

Kuala Lumpur, 28 July 2018 – The World Schools Debating Championship (WSDC) held in Zagreb, Croatia has successfully concluded and with it, our national team came home to Malaysia bearing[…] Read more

Malaysian National Intervarsity Debating Championship 2016 – Joint Press Release

JOINT PRESS RELEASE For immediate release ASIA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY AND THE MALAYSIAN INSTITUTE FOR DEBATE & PUBLIC SPEAKING CO-ORGANISE THIRD MALAYSIAN NATIONAL INTERVARSITY DEBATING CHAMPIONSHIP 200 Students from 17 universities[…] Read more

How Debates Can Teach Us Empathy

By Terence Aaron In the face of Hillary Clinton’s defeat, in the United States, a war of words has emerged on the liberal bench. Everyone around the world, even non-Americans[…] Read more

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