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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 record-breaking news. Team Malaysia this year was represented by Kishen Sivabalan (18, KYUEM), Kuberan Hansrajh Kumaresan (16, Nobel International School), Joshua George Varughese (18, MCKL),…
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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 and colleges compete in third iteration of championship Kuala Lumpur, 27 November 2016 – Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) and the Malaysian…
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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 were looking for cracks in the Clinton campaign to see what broke the bone. On one side, we have a group of people calling Clinton’s…
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If You Ever Feel Like Quitting Debates, Read This

By Terence Aaron ABP and WUDC are approaching and trainers in active debate clubs are in full swing. By now, teams for the BP season are determined and they’re busy thinking of cute names for their teams in future inter-varsities. For high school debaters, the struggle is too real. It’s the end of the year…
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AICHR Youth Debate 2016

Malaysian Institute for Debate & Public Speaking (MIDP) is proud to announce a collaboration with the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) Malaysia and University Malaya in hosting the AICHR Youth Debate on Human Rights, from the 22nd – 23rd September 2016. This year’s will be the third edition of Youth Debates on Human…
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YB Khairy Jamaluddin: Debate Is The Way Forward

Debate Is The Way Forward by YB Khairy Jamaluddin The youth of today are tomorrow’s leaders. It is our responsibility to provide them with the opportunities to grow and to become the best they can be. My name is Khairy Jamaluddin and I believe the culture of debate is the way forward. Lets talk about what happens…
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Malaysia making history, again!

Breaking the ceiling by Terence Aaron There are moments in history where you’ll ask the people around you where were they when it happened. These moments don’t come often. On the 20th of July, 2016, that happened to Malaysia. These moments didn’t happen in a vacuum. They happen because of the hard work of individuals passionate…
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Strengthening the Debate Culture

Second Sphere by Saifuddin Abdullah Malaysia’s debating culture reached another milestone when we successfully hosted the 35th World Universities Debating Championship 2015 (Worlds 2015) from Dec 28 to Jan 3. Worlds is the most prestigious debating competition, and it is every debater’s dream to become the champion. Worlds 2015 saw the participation of 774 debaters,…
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