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Report: UTMARA Wins The Great Serdang Debate 2011

June 2, 2011

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              . Monday, May 30, 2011: UTMARA won against NUS at the grand finals of the Great Serdang Debate Championship 2011. The motion debated was┬áthat postcolonial states should not be members of organisations based on a common colonial heritage founded by their former colonial masters. From the FB note […]

English Premier League Champion, Is Europe’s Bridesmaid

May 31, 2011

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After watching Manchester United comprehensively outclassed (expectedly), driving back to Kuala Lumpur felt like what it would feel like if you had just washed your bottom with Evian and swam in a pool of a dozen pornstars. I looked back at those magical moments and had a revelation: What is more than the fact that […]

Champions League Final 2011: Old Men Will Win

May 25, 2011

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Written by Saiful Amin. I will be forty this year. I cannot win that many times anymore as I do not even compete that much. Old age takes away from us what we have inherited and gives us what we have earned.” A wise man must have said that. The man u boys were playing […]

Camp Nou Is My Church, The Players Are My Demi-God.

May 25, 2011

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Over the years I have argued that watching an English football team is painfully boring and stupid – borpid. Other than cricket, nothing could be as painful, not even feeding your toes to a lawnmower. And that is why I have graduated from the mind-numbing, coma-inducing English Premier League to the more vibrant and classy […]

Look, It’s Sam And The DLSU Adjudication Core Webinars – I’ve Found The Holy Grail

April 29, 2011

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So how do you cope when you’re asked to adjudicate a debate and has never done it ever before? Deciding who wins and coming up with the most effective oral feedback is nerve wrecking enough. How does anyone decide the rank of four teams and come around with the intellect to cook up with a […]

WUPID 2011 DCA: Ivan Evetovics – The Hungarian Barbarian

April 22, 2011

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This year, apart from the Chief Adjudicator (CA), we will be naming 3 local (Malaysian) Deputy Chief Adjudicators (DCA) and 4 non-Malaysian DCAs. And here’s the first of the three DCA from Malaysia … Ivan Evetovics: Ivan Evetovics The Hungarian Barbarian By Aizuddin Danian Ivan’s story as a debater is a truly inspiring one. After […]

WUPID Names The Chief Adjudicator For 2011

April 22, 2011

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Dr. Kamalan Jeevaratnam Debate broker and source of hope By Muhammad Yunus Zakariah I first met Kamalan when we were both debating for our university. He was doing veterinary science and I was doing mechanical engineering. For a while, we were a rat pack, hanging out, debating in a team together, going places. I remember […]