Teams of new university debaters and schoolchildren packed the National Novice Debating Championship held last week. One hundred teams competed in the championship, with a Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) crowned as this years champion causing an upset for the favorites: International Islamic University – Kuantan Branch.
Each team is made up of three debaters. They come from all parts of the country. Debaters that has debated in an international debating tournament before is not eligible to compete at the championship.
The finalists rattled out arguments about Irans right to develop nuclear weapons. More stories and results at Mara Debates.