Ministry of Higher Education’s Invitational National Debate 2010 (MIND 2010)

Posted on July 5, 2010

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Riding on the success of last year’s KLIUC’s Invitational Debate (KIND’09), this year, the aim is to get private and public universities and university colleges involved in this event. This will make it the pre-eminent debate tournament among tertiary level educational institutions in Malaysia.

This year, KLIUC is hosting the Ministry of Higher Education’s Invitational National Debate 2010 (MIND 2010). We are trying to get twenty public and private institutions to send one team each to the debate which will be held from the 24 September to 26 September 2010.

Organised and hosted by:
Kuala Lumpur Infrastructure University College (KLIUC) will host the “Ministry of Higher Education’s Invitational National Debate 2010 (MIND 2010)” from 24th until 26th September 2010.

The list of Adjudicator Core for MIND 2010:

MUHAMMAD ABDUL LATIF
HOD of Speech and Interpersonal Communication Enhancement Department of the student development devision

IQBAL HAFIEDZ
Secretariat of Madum
the brain behind the Malaysian Institute of Debate and Public Speaking

AZRUL IZZAM
Ex-debater of UIA

Objectives:
The prestigious and intellectually demanding debating tournament is an annual event conducted to not only provide an academic platform for participants to discuss important and contentious issues confronted in today’s society but to also provide an opportunity for local and international students to improve their oratory, negotiating, decision making and innovative and critical thought while enhancing ties between participating private and public universities and university colleges.

Participants:
KLIUC expects approximately twenty competing teams from public and private Universities and University Colleges from across Malaysia.

Debate Style:
The debate will follow the British Parliamentary Style where four teams will be split into two categories; Government and Opposition, with four fractions- Opening Government (first faction), Opening Opposition (second faction), Closing Government (third faction) and Closing Opposition (fourth faction). All teams will compete on a round robin basis. Preliminary, semi-finals and Final rounds will be held on KLIUC’s campus grounds.

Debate Tentative:

24th September 2010
6.00 p.m Registration and briefing for all participating teams and adjudicators
7.00 p.m Maghreb prayers
7.30 p.m Dinner

25th September 2010
8.00 a.m Roll call and draw
8.15 a.m Round robin
12.30 p.m Lunch and prayers
2.00 p.m Roll call and draw
2.15 p.m Round robin
7.00 p.m Maghreb prayers
7.30 p.m Grand Gala Dinner

26th September 2010
8.00 a.m Roll call and draw
8.15 a.m Quarter Final and Semi Final
1.00 p.m Lunch and prayers
6.30 p.m Dinner and Maghreb prayers
8.00 p.m Grand Finals

Participating fees:
Each participating team is required to pay RM200.00 for administrative charges, accommodation, meals and the Grand Gala Dinner– officiated by Y.B Dato’ Seri Mohamed Khaled Bin Nordin( Minister of Higher Education).

for more info or to contact us please check out out website

http://sites.google.com/a/kliuc.edu.my/mind2010/

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