[eDebate] FW: [allasiandebate] Women's IV
Thu Nov 29 23:35:35 CST 2007
Malacca is a lovely city and I am sure that this will be a great tournament. Adiba is an outstanding debater.
As you all continue to debate solutions to oppression in American debating consider this tournament as a way to expand your horizons.
Malaysia is a Muslim nation, where women's rights are always second to the rights of men, with a democracy that can be described as limited (to be polite) given that there is one primary political party which has held power for the entire existence of its "democracy."
More interesting is that Malaysia is a country which has reverse Affirmative Action. In this case, Affirmative Action for the majority (Bumiputra Malays) because Chinese traders were so successful historically, that they managed to gain huge financial advantages over the other citizens. Functionally, racism has been institutionalized into this society so that Muslim Bumi's are guaranteed jobs, academic placement in schools, etc ahead of Chinese or Indian/Hindu citizens who are more highly qualified.
Yet they are holding this competition, and all of you are welcome to join.
> > From: suria kala <mizzymatherz at yahoo.com>
> > Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 05:12:28 +0000 (GMT)
> > Subject: [allasiandebate] Women's IV
> > Voices MMU Malacca, Malaysia is proud to announce that we'll be
> > hosting
> > Women's Intervarsity Debate Championship 2008.
> > A debate tournament just for the ladies!
> > Chief Adjudicator: Adiba Shareen from UiTM, Shah
> > Alam. She was the
> > All-asians 2007 champion.
> > DCA: Divya Swaminathan, from NTU, Singapore.
> > (Australs Women's
> > representative
> > Suriakala Sivalingam, from MMU Malacca
> > Details of the tournament:
> > Date: 15th-17th February 2008
> > Venue: CLC, MMU Malacca
> > Rego: RM 60 per person (not including
> > accomodation)
> > Format: Asian Parliamentary Format (n=1)
> > Accomodation: King's Hotel or King's Apartment, Ayer
> > Keroh, Malacca
> > Registration opens today!
> > Details to be included:
> > Name of University/ Institution,
> > Number of Teams ( Name of 3 debaters per team),
> > Names of adjudicators,
> > Accomodation (whether or not you'll need)
> > Please submit your registration to
> > womensiv.2008 at gmail.com.
> > For further inquiry about the tournament, please
> > contact Suria (014-2612187/ 017-6070010), Ju-li
> > (017-6239016) or Yi Ling (017-6125996).
> > Hope to hear from all of you soon!
> > Suriakala Sivalingam
> > Convenor
> > Women's IV
> > MMU Malacca
> > Send instant messages to your online friends
> > http://uk.messenger.yahoo.com
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been
> > removed]
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