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Royals 2012 Results

The Royal Malaysian Inter-varsity Debate Competition (Royals) 2012 came to a close yesterday. Congratulations to UT Mara for winning both Senior and Junior categories.

The results and motions from the tournament are as follows

Senior Category
IIUM (Gov) v UTMARA (Opp)
 
- Final Motion: THBT serving civil servants and politicians-in-office should
not be awarded honorific titles
 
- Champion: University Teknologi Mara (UTMARA).
- The team: Mai Mokhsein, Aina Salleh, Shafiq Bazari, Esmael
 
- Runners Up: Intl. Islamic Uni. Malaysia (IIUM)
- The team: Sarah Shahriman, Syed Saddiq, Arinah Najwa, Senad Hardovic
 
- Best speaker final: Shafiq Bazari
 
Junior Category
IIUM (Gov) v UTMARA (Opp)
 
- Final Motion: TH would limit the terms of all Members of Parliament to only
two terms in office.
 
- Champion: University Teknologi Mara (UTMARA).
- The team: Mifzal, Emelia, Muayyad, Addina
 
- Runners Up: Intl. Islamic Uni. Malaysia (IIUM)
- The team: Zim Ahmadi, Jaber, Audi
 
- Best Speaker Final: Mifzal
 
Tournament Top 10 Best Speakers Senior Category
1. Mai Mokhsein (UiTM)
2. Aina Salleh (UiTM)
3. Arinah Najwa (IIUM)
4. Syed Saddiq (IIUM)
5. Mohd Shafiq (UiTM)
* 6. Sarah Shahriman (IIUM)
* 6. Jiradevi Veerasiman (UM)
8. Lavania (UM)
9. Jeremy Chong (UKM)
9. Avinash (UM)
 
Tournament Top 10 Best Speakers Junior Category
1. Zim Ahmadi (IIUM)
2. Daniel (UPM)
3. Muayad (UiTM)
* 4. Mifzal (UiTM)
* 4. Audi Ali (IIUM)
6. Sabrina (UPM)
7. Jaber (IIUM)
* 8. Emelia (UiTM)
* 8. Areej (UPM)
10. Albert (UNIMAS)
 
Motions
Round 1: Society
1. THBT we should not give money to beggars
2. THBT the State should impose a strict curfew on minors
3. THW impose traffic fines based on a percentage of the offender’s income
 
Round 2: Flora and fauna
1. THBT First World Countries Must Accept Environmental Refugees
2. THW recognize animal land rights in development project
3. THBT climate conferences are a waste of time
 
Round 3: Science and technology
1. THBT it is time to stop space exploration
2. THW forbid the pursuit of self-learning artificial intelligence
3. THBT intellectual property laws are obsolete in the digital age
 
Round 4: Economics and labour
1. THW rather support 12 Ramli Burgers stands than one Burger King
2. THW disallow workers in essential sectors from striking
3. THW nationalise all banks
 
Break Rounds
Junior Quarterfinals: The Middle East
1. THBT the international community should leave Syria alone
2. THW demand the immediate transfer of power from Egypt’s ruling military
council to a civilian authority
3. THW Enforce a nuclear free Middle East
 
Senior Quarterfinals: Iran
1. THBT Obama has been “too soft” on Iran
2. THS the European Union’s embargo on Iranian oil
3. THBT the international community should leave Iran alone
 
Junior Semifinals: Gender and sexuality
1. THW no longer recognize being called a homosexual as a valid ground to
sue for defamation
2. THW recognise a third gender
3. THBT in conservative societies, special schools should be set up for
LGBT students
 
Senior Semifinals: Politics
1. THS the Obama administration’s move that requires insurance companies to
absorb the costs of contraceptive healthcare
2. THBT the Justice and Development Party, not the army, are the biggest
threat to Turkish democracy
3. THW not allow corporations to make political contributions
 
Junior Grand Finals: Malaysia
1. TH would limit terms of all Members of Parliament to only two terms in
office.
 
Senior Grand finals: Malaysia
1. THBT serving civil servants and politicians-in-office should not be
awarded honorific titles
2. THW replace moral classes with religious classes for non-Muslims in
public schools
3. THW grant the right to vote only to residing Malaysians
 
Congratulations to all competitors. On behalf of the Adjudication Core (CA- Dr Chandran (UM), DCAs - Tariq Maketab (UiTM), Ian Howell (USM), Dr Yasmin (USM), we thank all debaters, adjudicators, runners, organisers and those involved directly or indirectly with the
tournament.
 
The CA team
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