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The debate teams from UiTM and IIUM pose for a group photo. Both teams emerged winners at the Cambridge Intervarsity Debating Competition.

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today congratulated University Technology Mara (UiTM) and International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) for winning both the main and English as Second Language trophies at the Cambridge Inter-varsity Debating Competition.

“Congratulations to UiTM for winning the Cambridge Inter-varsity Debating Competition and IIUM for winning the English as Second Language (ESL) category. You have made us proud,” he said in his latest Facebook posting today.

UiTM is the first Malaysian university to win in the main category when they came out victorious in the four-way grand finals against the team from Trinity College of Dublin Historical Society and two teams from the University of Toronto, Hart House A & B.

UiTM was represented by Mohd Mifzal Mohd Murshid Kieron and Jasmine Ho, both 22.

Meanwhile, IIUM which was represented by Ameera Natasha Moore, 22, and Sara Rahim, 20, defeated Tel Aviv from Israel and Leiden A and Leiden B, both from the Netherlands.

A total of 128 teams from various universities, including Harvard University, Oxford University, The London School of Economics, University of Toronto, Tel Aviv University, Cornell University and the Trinity College Dublin took part in the competition. – BERNAMA

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