UTP wins inaugural Anti-corruption Debate

Last update: 04/09/2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 -- Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) triumphed over Universiti Malaya (UM) to emerge champion in the inaugural Chief Commissioner Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) Inter-University Anti-Corruption Debate Competition 2019 recently.

Mohamad Mustqakim Mohd Razali, Ariff Hakimi Chik, Mohd Azlie Sham Alimin and Sabri Nawi Samba Zawawi walked away with cash prizes of RM1,500 and trophies.

Mohammad Mustqakim and Sabri Nawi are mechanical engineering students, meanwhile Ariff Hakimi and Mohd Azlie are business information systems and chemical engineering students, respectively.

The UTP debaters had successfully opposed the motion ‘Preventive Action is More Effective Than Punitive Towards a Clean Malaysia’ (Tindakan Pencegahan Lebih Efektif Daripada Punitif ke Arah Malaysia Bersih).

The prizes were presented by MACC Deputy Chief Commissioner Datuk Shamshun Baharin Mohd Jamil.

“I am honoured to represent UTP and extremely proud of our team’s achievement.  Despite facing strong opponents from the likes of Universiti Malaya, International Islamic University Malaysia and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, we managed to maintain our momentum, focus on each round and finally winning the competition,” Mohd Azlie spoke on behalf of his team in a statement today.   

32 debate teams from 24 universities and learning institutions participated in the competition, which ran from Aug 23 until Aug 26 at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).

The event was organised by MACC, and Majlis Debat Universiti Malaysia.

--BERNAMA