FOR the second year in a row, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) has emerged champion of the 11th Mandarin Debate Competition for institutes of higher education.
The university was represented by Teh Siao Jing, Hew Kok Hong, Tay Fui Fang, Chai Yuk Ping, Lim Khai Han, Low Chin Lin and Woon Wen Xin, who beat the team from Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP). The topic was “In improving standards of our country’s judiciary system, politicians and judiciary officers should play a more significant role”.
The UPM students received a cash prize of RM3,000, trophies and certificates. Best debater Fui Fang will represent Malaysia at the International Mandarin Debate in 2010. The Bachelor of Science student said her achievement was a victory for everyone involved in the UPM Mandarin Unit Debate Club.
Organised by Universiti Malaya in collaboration with Sin Chew Daily, the competition attracted 20 teams from local and private higher education institutions participated in the competition. Deputy Information Minister, Datuk Tan Lian Hoe, presented the prizes.