Polytechnic Merlimau in Melaka is organizing a debate competition this coming August and would like to extend their warm invitation to the Malaysian debating community.
On a personal basis, I view this effort commendable and an opportunity to see competitive university debating grow to places outside the Klang Valley. With your support, this tournament shall continue and become better throughout the years and most importantly, become the catalyst that would spread the activity south-bound.
H & G will be assisting the organizers and we hope to see familiar faces registering and competing in the event. The motions will be released two week in advance and will be published in this weblog (keep coming back for updates). The details of the tournament are below:
Title of event: National Inter-College English Debate 2009
Dates: 10 – 13 August 2009
Venue / Host: Polytechnic Merlimau, Melaka
Theme: One Malaysia
Format: Asian Parliamentary
Registration fee: RM100 per team (3 debaters + 1 adjudicator)
Team cap: 30 teams
Institition cap: 2 teams (n1 rule applied)
Prizes: 1st place – RM1,000-00, trophy and certificates
2nd place – RM700-00, trophy and certificates
Best Speaker – Trophy and certificate
For further enquiries and/or if you require an official invitation letter from the organizers, please do not hesitate to contact Miss Fathilah Begum Binti Mohamed Maidin (017-5690614).