UMT's PNC '11 theme release

9:31 PM / Comments (76) / by syazwaney

heloo guys.
PNC is tomorrow n im anxious as well as u guys are!
so as the chair for tomorrow there are several rules i like you guys to take note:

1. no flashy attire!
2. no cursing the opponent team
3. foul word will result in mark deduction
4. be on time
5. go breakfast before coming on to debate!

so heres the list of motion on whats gonna come out tomorrow

1. Environment
2. Sports
3. Social
4. Health
5. Entertainment
6. Politics

hehehe.. be prepared everyone!!
cant wait to see you guys debate!

truly,
waney ^^~

Royals 2010

4:47 PM / Comments (4) / by Azimi Azmin

Holy crap! I totally forgot that no one has blog anything about Royals 2010 that was held in December at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia in Parit Raja of Batu Pahat disctrict in Johor.

Ok, honestly, you may ask any of the debaters (I'm referring to just the English debating participants) who participated in the Royals, and they'll tell you what a surprise the event turned out. I mean seriously, the venue for the English debating took place in a housing community, which is actually one of the hostels for UTHM's students. So yes, the event literally took to the meaning with "This House" in the motion. However, the accommodation for the participants was satisfactory, and just like any Royals, sweet memories and challenging moments were created.

As the coach, I am glad that our Unrated Malicious Talkers were able to perform with the best they could. I'm also glad that they learned a lot that would further their skills not just for future debate events, but in sharpening their soft communication skills. Just because the Talkers didn't reach to the quarter-finals doesn't mean that they're not champion debaters. For the fact that they took the step to participate and took time & efforts to prepare themselves for the event, in my eyes, they are the champions. I was a student too (more like I was a Talker too), and I've always dealt with students who said that they would like to participate; but gives excuses that prevents them from going to the Royals. So to all the Talkers who stayed back in the campus, give yourself a good pat on the back. As for Hanitha, due to the circumstances, although you weren't able to join in the practise over in the hostel, you were still able to prove that you're still a good debater.

However, as to all of the Talkers, we have yet much needed improvements to develop our skills to reach further. Of the feedback that I received, all of the adjudicators mentioned how the points were not developed. So from here, I wish to apologize that I was obsessive to make sure you guys were able to debate with good points and linking them to your stance; which I left out the importance of highlighting the necessity to take up all of the points and present it as an overall package to overpower the points of the opposing teams. With that being said, I hope the new coach for you guys will do all that is necessary to enhance your skills. I'm truly honored that I have you guys to carry on the name of debating within the UMT campus.

Anyway, below are the list of our Talkers and their scores, and also the list of motions that were used in Royals 2010. Keep it up my Unrated Malicious Talkers!!

SPEAKER SCORES
JUNIOR (Total of 96 speakers)
(Speaker: Round1 + Round2 + Round3 + Round4 + Round5 = Total / Average [Rank])
KITTY: 73.00 + 72.00 + 75.00 + 72.00 + 73.50 = 365.50 / 73.10 [52]
SYAHMI: 71.00 + 72.00 + 74.00 + 69.00 + 72.00 = 358.00 / 71.60 [82]
FARAH: 72.00 + 71.00 + 0 + 0 + 70.50 = 213.50 / 71.17 [86]
HAFIZAH: 0 + 0 + 72.50 + 69.00 + 0 = 141.50 / 70.75 [92]

SENIOR (Total of 52 speakers)
(Speaker: Round1 + Round2 + Round3 + Round4 = Total / Average)
RAVISHA: 73.00 + 73.00 + 75.00 + 75.00 = 296.00 / 74.00 [25]
SIVA: 73.00 + 73.00 + 75.00 + 75.00 = 296.00 / 74.00 [26]
DURGA: 72.00 + 72.00 + 75.00 + 74.00 = 293.00 / 73.25 [32]
HANITHA: 72.00 + 73.00 + 71.00 + 73.50 = 289.50 / 72.38 [40]
AUFAR: 73.00 + 72.00 + 71.00 + 72.00 = 288.00 / 72.00 [42]
PURNIMA: 71.00 + 73.00 + 71.00 + 72.00 = 287.00 / 71.75 [43]

TEAM
Senior 1 15th out of 16 teams
Senior 2 12th out of 16 teams
Junior 1 24th out of 28 teams


MOTIONS
ROUND 1 (THEME: NUCLEAR)
1) THIS HOUSE WOULD PUT AN END TO THE NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION TREATY.
2) THIS HOUSE WOULD ENDORSE THE RIGHT TO NUCLEAR WEAPONS.
3) THAT UNITED STATES SHOULD UNILATERALLY ABANDON ITS' NUCLEAR WEAPONS.

ROUND 2 (THEME: MALAYSIA BOLEH!)
1) THIS HOUSE BELIEVES THAT MALAYSIA SHOULD RECOGNIZE THE STATUS OF ITS' POLITICAL REFUGEES.
2) THIS HOUSE WOULD NOT GIVE MANDATORY DEATH SENTENCE FOR ITS' DRUG TRAFFICKERS.
3) THIS HOUSE WOULD INCLUDE ALL ABOVE 18 IN THE POLITICAL PROCESS OF MALAYSIA.

ROUND 3 (THEME: SOCIAL NETWORK)
1) THIS HOUSE BELIEVES THAT FACEBOOK POLICIES SHOULD BE DECIDED BY VOTES AMONG FACEBOOK USERS.
2) THIS HOUSE WOULD REQUIRE USERS OF ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORKS TO DISCLOSE THEIR IDENTITY.
3) THIS HOUSE WOULD MAKE DATING WEBSITES COMPENSATE CHEATED SPOUSES.

ROUND 4 (THEME: ECONOMY)
1) THIS HOUSE BELIEVES THAT INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF) SHOULD NOT INTERVENE IN THE ECONOMIES OF COUNTRIES IT GIVES LOANS TO.
2) THIS HOUSE BELIEVES THAT FOOD AID WILL BRING MORE DESTRUCTION TO RECIPIENTS' ECONOMY.
3) THIS HOUSE BELIEVES THAT CONTINUED FINANCIAL LIBERALISATION WILL BRING MORE HARM THAN GOOF TO DEVELOPING ECONOMIES.

ROUND 5 (THEME: DEMOCRACY ELECTION AND TRANSPARENCY)
1) THISE HOUSE BELIEVES THAT ELECTION CAMPAIGNS SHOULD RUN ON AN EQUAL AND UNITED FUNDING PROVIED BY THE STATE.
2) THIS HOUSE WOULD MAKE AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC VIEWING THE TENDER PROCESS OF MAJOR PUBLIC CONTRACTS.
3) THIS HOUSE BELIEVES THAT ELECTION CANDIDATES SHOULD BE MADE TO SHARE THE SEAT OF A CONSTITUENCY IF THE WINNING MARGIN IS EXTREMELY SMALL.

QUARTER-FINALS JUNIOR (THEME: ASEAN)
1) THIS HOUSE BELIEVES THAT THE JUNTA SHOULD BE TRIED FOR POLITICAL AND OTHER EXTRA JUDICIAL KILLINGS.
2) THIS HOUSE BELIEVES THAT ASEAN BELONGS TO THE HISTORICAL ARCHIVES.
3) THIS HOUSE BELIEVES THAT INDONESIA SHOULD STOP EXPORTING ITS' MAIDS.

QUARTER-FINALS SENIOR (THEME: TERROR)
1) THIS HOUSE BELIEVES THAT THE WAR ON TERROR IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF GLOBAL TERRORISM.
2) THIS HOUSE BELIEVES THAT MILITARY EXPANSION IS NECESSARY FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
3) THIS HOUSE WOULD SUPPORT A EUROPEAN DEFENCE FORCE.

SEMI-FINALS JUNIOR & SENIOR (THEME: GREEN WORLD)
1) THIS HOUSE BELIEVES THAT IT'S UNFAIR TO BURDEN THIRD WORLD TO MAKE EMISSION REDUCTION.
2) THIS HOUSE BELIEVES THAT R.E.D.D. (REDUCED EMISSIONS FROM DEFORESTATION AND FOREST DEGRADATION) PROGRAM CRIMINALIZES THE PEOPLE WHO PROTECT AND RELY ON FORESTS.
3) THIS HOUSE BELIEVES THAT THE PURSUIT OF BIOFUEL WILL LEAVE MORE PEOPLE IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD WITHOUT FOOD.

FINALS JUNIOR (THEME: LAW)
1) THIS HOUSE BELIEVES THAT LYNCHING CAN BE JUSTIFIED.
2) THIS HOUSEBELIEVES THAT JUDICIAL CANNING HAS NO PLACE IN MODERN SOCEITY.
3) THIS HOUSE BELIEVES THAT IN THE AGE OF THE INTERNET, CENSORSHIP IS AN OUTDATED POLICY.

FINALS SENIOR (THEME: PUBLIC TRANSPORT SAFETY)
1) THIS HOUSE WILL NATIONALIZE ALL BUS EXPRESSES.
2) THIS HOUSE BELIEVES THAT ANY DRIVER WHO CAUSES DEATH ON THE ROAD SHOULD HAVE A LIFE BAN ON DRIVING PUBLIC TRANSPORT.
3) THIS HOUSE WILL REDUCE THE HIGHWAY SPEED LIMIT TO 80 KILOMETERS PER HOUR AND STRICTLY ENFORCE IT.

How debate can be applied after education

4:35 PM / Comments (3) / by Azimi Azmin

Most students over in UMT always think that to be an English debater, one must need the following: i) speaks fluent english; ii) be smart and know a lot; and iii) sacrifice the semester break. These stereotypical thinking is very disappointing that I wish students would have a better understanding on this. So without further a due, let me rebutt to these assumptions.

It's true that one needs to speak English when it comes to debating, but hey, who said that you need to have excellent English to be in the team? Anyone can debate, and it doesn't matter what level of English the person has, what's important is that one is given the platform to practice in their English communication. I've met with students (whether during my studies or during training) who approached to me and asked if I could help in improving their English. I remember how this one guy who joined the debate club because he couldn't find anyone who could talk English with him in his course. There was even a student who said that she came to join the debate club because not only she wanted to improve her English, but also to empower self confidence in public speaking. So to those who wants to make themselves to be a better speaker, to be more influential to get your ideas to be shared with others, then don't look far because the Unrated Malicious Talkers are here. Do listen to the following radio interview in Business FM 89.9 with Iqbal Hafiedz of Malaysian Institute of Debate and Public Speaking (MIDP), which he discusses on debating scene in Malaysia and how debating can benefits the student (of any education level) in their communication skills.
Malaysian Institute of Debate and Public Speaking



On to the second point, on the subject of 'knowing a lot'. Of course ya need to know stuffs if you're going to debate, but at the same time, one can learn to bluff. Heck, I used to bluff with the information I had back when I was debating for UMT. This is very common in debates because not everyone knows everything; however, we all know something that together as a team, we can stand as strong as Wikipedia. Plus, as the saying goes, 2 heads are always better than 1. So just because you feel that you don't know about something, it doesn't mean you don't know about anything at all. Below is another podcast featured in BFM 89.9 that shows an example of what debate is like. The motion is "This House Defends Wikileaks", which features Dr. Omar Sallehudin (a very prominent figure in debating in the Asian region) and Muhammad Faiz Arshad of Khazanah Nasional who is a debate alumni of UiTM Shah Alam. Enjoy!
Debate: Fundamental Liberties versus National Security


My last rebuttal is on the fact about sacrificing own time during the semester break. Honestly, how much longer do one needs to be spoon fed by the parents or older adults. Wait a sec, university students are adults; but at the same time, do they act as one? Yes they may reach or pass the age of voting (which is 21 years old), but do they behave in a sense that they can accept responsibilities, be accountable, and understand to let go any such comfort for future benefit. In UMT, debating doesn't come in the form of lecture or one of the co-curriculum activities; but rather, debating exist as a group of friends who just happen to enjoy each other's company in hanging out. Of course there are times when one must sacrifice their semester break for any activities, but hey, that's real life. For some, weekends is the only time they get to enjoy their 'break' from work, and no such month long break. Yes, it is appropriate to visit the family back home, but it doesn't have to be more than a few weeks. The whole 'manja' attitude has to be dropped, and let to be more independent. In the following video, Zoe Weil, the co-founder and President of the Institute for Humane Education (IHE), discusses on how the world needs 'solutionaries' rather just students who grows up to be taught. Then she talked about how she witnessed a debate and suggests how the debate competition should become an event where debaters would argue on which mechanism will work best and then apply it to the status quo (which does sounds a lot like what Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) is currently doing.
TEDxDirigo - Zoe Weil - THE WORLD BECOMES WHAT YOU TEACH


In conclusion, you don't need to be all good in 'speaking' or be a bookworm who knows all to be a good debater, and yes, one must accept and be mature to understand that one can't afford to sit back and rest in the comfort of the homes for too long, especially when being an university student. Not to mention, we always have fun during the times we stayed back for the training. Don't believe me? Ya may ask any of the Unrated Malicious Talkers that stayed back in December.

Happy Holidays!!

6:31 AM / Comments (8) / by Azimi Azmin

To all of my sweet loving Unrated Malicious Talkers, each and every one of you have certainly made my December truly sweet.

As the Royals 2010 is approaching close, I wish to take this opportunity to let you all know that I do see the potential in all of you to become great debaters.

Let's work hard, aim high, and at the same time, enjoy what life has to offer!

Happy Holidays to all of you! ^_^



MDO IS ON D GO!!

5:52 PM / Comments (5) / by syazwaney



ive contacted MDO's 2011 converner 2 ask 4 a letter
its Asian Parliamentary format

team caps r 100 only!!!
they r under Melaka debating society so i expect it 2 be GOOD!!

details are as follows:

Date of the event : 4th to 8th March 2011
Debate Format : Asian Parliamentary Format
Tournament Cap : 100 teams
Registration fees : RM 370.00/ person for Local universities/organizations
: USD 135.00/ person for International
universities/organizations.

which is inclusive of:
*Rego
*Accommodation for 5 days / 4 nights in a 3 star hotel,
*Food throughout the tournament (Breakfast, Lunch, Tea, Dinner)
*Grand Final Dinner.
*Break Night party
*Transportation between debate and social venues.


dearest debaters..

hehehehe..

> sounds fun aint it!!!
> take the chance guys!!!


Lots of luv n hate! <3
cheers,
wani~

public speaking competition!

5:34 PM / Comments (12) / by syazwaney

Salam/ Greetings dear db8r!!!,

i got great announcement 4 u!

> as the title shown, there will be a public speaking competition going 4 MERDEKA @ UNIMAP-perlis @ 4-6 OCT! by all means, i need representative 4 our university!! 4 those who would like to attend to this matter n actually interested, plz say aye! hahah.. no lah... plz inform me ASAP> im telling u now! so ur audition will be on 1st oct! be prepared!!!

> the theme is Independence, surprise me, excite me n be creative!! im expecting a lot from ur guys...

> here is the list of term n regulation
- no foul languages
- no sensitive issues
- topic r based on current issue

> how i judge
- i look for content,
- accuracy n data logicality good elaboration.
- appropriate tone,
- compelling presentation
- modesty in personalities (brag out n ill kill u!!)
- read fm notes, ill cut ur mark 2 half
- foul words n ur marks will b deducted!
- standard language plz!( no y'all, dudes, babes)

im c-ing u guys back on 1st oct i guess? c ya soon!! if got changes dun wory, i surely will tell

p/s: good luck Daavena 2 who gonna present UMT in a public competition in UKM!! were rooting 4 u!! <3~

- 1st year students, PUBLIC SPEAKING WEEK will start @ 22 OCT so the registration started oredi yesterday!! u MUST participate n debate competition is there 2!! all for 1st years!!! grab this chances!!!- debate id according 2 ur academic club! (HIMMAT, KKK, FOOD SC.. etc..) more info log into DEMI page okeh.. n i shall tell u d details l8r! ^^~

cheers n lots of luv,
waney <3

Exam Fever.

10:41 PM / Comments (2) / by syazwaney


helooo!! after a while i write again!! im still waiting for the teams that enter PNC 2010 to actually send me their group picture!! by the way, examination is getting near and i know that were all freaked out!! hehe.. take this stime for some last minute studying everyone!! revise well, eat well, sleep well. Healthy body= healthy mind.
good luck for exam!!

cheers- with luv- waney!^^~