Results of the National Health Science Debates, held in the International Medical University, KL, Malaysia, from the 14th – 16th Jan, 2011.
ROUND ONE: THBT THE POPE SHOULD WEAR A CONDOM.
ROUND TWO: THBT BABY HATCHES ARE BAD.
ROUND THREE: THW COMPEL ALL DOCTORS TO REPORT SUSPECTED CASES OF CHILD ABUSE TO THE AUTHORITIES.
ROUND FOUR: THW ALLOW CITIZENS TO SELL THEIR OWN ORGANS.
ROUND FIVE: THW PUNISH PARENTS FOR THEIR OBESE CHILDREN.
SEMI-FINALS: THW OFFER ABORTION ON DEMAND.
GRAND FINALS: THW RID THE MEDICAL PROFESSION OF THE BOMOH AND THE BIDAN.
(Note: “Bomoh”: A Traditional male Malay healer, usually well-respected in the community for his religious understanding and piety, who uses spiritual and traditional healing practices and may also be employed to exorcise evil spirits, lay ghosts to rest and find lost or stolen property.
“Bidan”: A village midwife, usually employing massage, traditional medicines and herbal remedies in her treatment of everything from childbirth and post-partum depression to sprained ankles and migraine)
The Grand Finals featured:
OG UCTI 1 who finished 4th
OO UiTM 2 who finished 2nd
CG IMU 2, who finished 1st, and…
CO UM 1. Who finished 3rd.
Congratulations to International Medical University for winning the championships – the only team of student doctors advancing to the final.
A cash prize was also awarded to the top three adjudicators, based on feedback from the debaters during the first four preliminary rounds.
First: Timothy (UCTI)
Second: Alexxx (MMU)
Third: Noel Meldan (KBM Malacca)