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UiTM law student is Asia’s top debater

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A final year law student from Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) has emerged as the top debater at the recent United Asian Debating Championship (UADC) held in Singapore.


Maizura Mokhsein, 23, was also the first Malaysian to receive the honour in the prestigious competition.


Mohhsein beat 350 other participants from universities across Asia at the Nanyang Technology University in Singapore.


The competition ran for nine whole days and proved to be very intense.


“It feels great. It felt even better when I saw how happy my friends were when I received the trophy. Having competitors and the people that I admire come up and say congratulations was the best part of it all,” she said.


The championship is Asia’s largest and most prestigious tournament. It runs in the Asian Parliamentary format which pitches teams of three against each other. It also provides the definitive ranking for all debaters in the continent.


This year, the championship drew 120 teams.


Maizura scored top marks in all eight preliminary rounds. She has won 13 national trophies in her six years taking part in debates and is a familiar face in international debate competitions.


The Malaysian contingent did the country proud when UiTM reached the grand final of the tournament – the first Malaysian team to do so.


The team comprised third year law student Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, second year economics student Mubarrat Wassay and second year law student Ameera Natasha Moore.


Universiti Teknologi Mara is Malaysia’s premier institution of higher learning, offering over 300 academic programmes. Whether you’re interested in law, medical science or business, UiTM will give you the all-important headstart.




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