BAC Debate Open 2020

Over the weekend on the 7th to 8th March 2020, the BAC Debate Club hosted its annual debate competition at the PJ campus.

Standing in front of a crowd and speaking for 7 minutes may be daunting but once you get in your element like this speaker, you are literally on a roll!

The competition, a major event wholly organised by the Debate Club, witnessed over 90 attendees including 72 debaters, 8 institutional judges, adjudicators and members of the organising committee. The team of debaters consisted of high school and university students as well as other independent debaters.

Interesting debate topics on social justice, economics, international relations, education and even love, certainly brought out the best in many student debaters in a British Parliamentary style debate.

Adjudicators and participants alike expressed their gratitude for an opportunity to be part of this competition which serves as a good platform to develop and enhance debating skills among the younger generation.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

  • Open Category: Deepan Kumar and Patrick Cheang, Team “Opulence We Earn Everything”
  • High School Category: Afif and John Yeap, Team “MWS AJ” (representing the Malaysian World Schools team)
  • Overall Open Category Best Speaker: Patrick Cheang
  • High School Best Speaker: Arjun and Mikhail


The grand prize winners took home a cash prize of RM1,000 and a trophy each while medals were presented to the best speakers.

More importantly, both participants and audience members gained a wealth of knowledge and experience!

Winners of the Open Category – Patrick Cheang and Deepan Kumar from Team “Opulence We Earn Everything”.