L-R: Alvin Tan and Robin Teo of the WUPID – NUS team.
The National University of Singapore (NUS) has planted itself on the Asian debating circuit once again by winning both the Putra Asian British Parliamentary Debating Championship and the Bar Council Human Rights Debate 2010. Their journey have not been easy, especially when pitted against seasoned debaters like Praba Ganesan, Suthen Thomas (Tate), Faisal Moideen (Mac) and Iqbal Hafiedz. They showed good confidence, good debating and they did not lose that confidence throughout the entire tournament. They were fighting for their lives and they must be glad that it’s all over with them ending on top.
NUS’ concern now is the upcoming World Universities Peace Invitational Debate (WUPID). This tournament is a lot different as competitors would consist of current and former Worlds champions and finalist – Cambridge, Sydney and Monash. Other Asian giants that did not turn up at both the tournaments NUS won would also be present – Ateneo De Manila and Nanyang Technological University. But no one is actually doing particularly well either. And if NUS can do well over Bar Council Human Rights Debate, they probably have a better chance.
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