By ZT, CV, 1st Year 1st Sem.
Tronoh, 26 July: After going through all kinds of trials and tribulations, UTP Malay Debate Team made it to the final round and later, emerged as champion of the Pertandingan Debat Perpaduan Antara Institusi Pengajian Tinggi (IPT) 2011 for the first time.
The event was officiated by YB Tan Sri Dr. Koh Tsu Koon, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department.With the objectives of enhancing the students’ knowledge on national unity and upholding the idea of patriotism among students.
Debat Perpaduan has been held for 7 years with its renowned reputation all around Malaysia. The main organiser of this competition is Jabatan Perpaduan Negara dan Integrasi Nasional. Other co-organisers include the Ministry of Higher Education, Majlis Debat Universiti-Universiti Malaysia (MADUM) and Perak State government. A total of 34 debate teams from various institutions of higher education took part in the event. UTP was en-trusted as host of this competition.
Preliminary rounds, quarter finals and semi-final of Debat Perpaduan were held in several academic blocks in UTP from 22-25 July. Step by step, the UTP Malay Debate Team slowly proceeded to the final stage of this competition, competing with another powerful opponent, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM).The final round was held at Chancellor Hall on 26 July. There was an intense debate between both teams on the motion of “Demokrasi Kini Semakin Mantap”. At last, the triumph of this prestigious competition went to UTP and per-haps, opening another new frontier in UTP achievements.
View the full version of Heart Of Tronoh,UTP official bulletin at http://www.scribd.com/doc/66010747/HOT-July-2011
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