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.

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