Trainers

Irtza Soomro

The Semi-Finalist of the Asian British Parliamentary Debate Championship 2019, and an ESL Semi-Finalist for the Cape Town World Universities Debate Championship 2019. He has debated in various prestigious debate tournaments worldwide and has over three years of coaching and judging experience.

Hana Zawawi

The Reigning Malaysian Nationals Best Speaker. Australs ESL Champion 2020. Has judged internationally including in the UK, Australia, Cambodia and Bangladesh.

Najihah Abu Bakar

Has adjudicated at the highest levels of debating, ranging from local to international tournaments, including judging the Grand Finals of the Malaysian Debate Open and the Chief Adjudicator of the Taiwan Junior Debate Challenge.

Ameer Fahmi

Champion and Finals best speaker of both Australs 2019 and AP Nationals 2019. Has coached, judged and debated in multiple countries across the globe

Session 1: Debate & Its Strategies

Mohd Nazrul Nasaruddin

An experienced debater. He was a finalist in the World Universiti Peace Invitationals Debate Championship (WUPID) back in 2011. Other than that, he was also involved in Debat Diraja and The Great Gender Debate in 2012.

Session 2: Facing the Firing Squad

Mohd Adam Bin Salam

An experienced debater and public speaker. He has been involved in numerous debate competitions such as Debat Diraja in 2007, Debat Terbuka Sultan Zainal Abidin and Debat Terbuka ASTAR in 2008. Besides that, he was the winner for Pidato 1 Malaysia for the state of Johor in 2017 and was also a semi-finalist for Pidato 1 Malaysia for the national level in 2017 as well.

Session 1: Debate & Its Strategies

Tariq Azfar bin Maketab

IIUM Open champion (2013 and 2016) , Australs 2013 chief judge and adjudicator for the 2017 Worlds tournament. Experienced debater and adjudicator. Active in the international debate circuit since 2010.

Session 2: Facing the Firing Squad

Mai Mokhsein

One of the most decorated debater, adjudicator and debate educator in Malaysia. She has trained thousands of students all across Malaysia and Asia. As a speaker, she is the only person who debated in four consecutive Asian BP Debating Championship finals and she is the first Malaysian to receive the honour of Overall Best Speaker at the United Asian Debating Championship. In the past, she served as the CEO of the Malaysian Institute for Debate and Public Speaking, and now she is the CEO of Debate Aid Resources and Consultancy, as well as the President of the Malaysian World Schools Debate Education Society.

Session 1: Debate & Its Strategies

Syed Nazim bin Syed Sabeer Ali

An experienced debater, debate coach and adjudicator. Involved in numerous renowned debate tournament such as Seri Iskandar Debate Open, Asian English Olympics Jakarta, Penang Debate Open and Malaysia National Intervarsity Debating Championship Kucing.

Session 2: Facing the Firing Squad

Mohsen Alkaff

A distinguished alumnus of IIUM. Besides that, he is also an experienced debater and was part of the IIUM Arabic debate team and recognised at the top 5 best Arabic debater in 2012. Currently, he is a special officer at Education Malaysia Global Services

Session 1: Strategizing Your Strengths

Tariq Azfar bin Maketab

IIUM Open champion (2013 and 2016) , Australs 2013 chief judge and adjudicator for the 2017 Worlds tournament. Experienced debater and adjudicator. Active in the international debate circuit since 2010.

Session 2: Facing the Firing Squad

Ernest Mah Herh Sun

He has been involved with varsity debating scene for about 4 years now and was the president of USM English debate club for 2 years. He is currently representing UM and has represented Malaysia for the WUDC (World’s University Debating Championship) 2020. Other than that, he was the grand champion of the international tournaments such as AUSTRALS 2020 for ESL category and novice champion in Malaysian National Intervarsity Debating Championship 2019.

Session 1: Strategizing Your Strengths

Ezly Marzuki

The Chief Executive Officer of Seri Beauty and a health specialist in product development. A distinguished alumnus of UKM with extensive experience as a debater for Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Bahasa Melayu debate team.

Session 2: Confronting the Conflict

Amshar Aziz

An experienced debater, debate coach and adjudicator. Involved in numerous internationally renowned debate tournament such as the Asian English Olympic 2014, the Asian British Parliamentary Debating Championship 2014, the Australasian Debating Championship for ESL Category in 2013 and 2014 and the Royals Debating Championship for the Junior Category in 2014.

Session 1: Always Judge a Book by its Cover

Vishnudev Indran

Champion of KDU Pro Ams 2019, champion of KIDS BP 2019, finalist of BAC Pro Ams 2019. Active debater with 6 years of experience and trainer of MBSSKL and UNITEN.

Session 2: Confronting the Conflict

Zaidel Baharuddin

Partner at Cent GPS with extensive experience in policy and political debates. Served in two Ministries as a policy researcher and speech writer.

Session 1: Strategising Your Strengths

Tariq Azfar bin Maketab

IIUM Open champion (2013 and 2016) , Australs 2013 chief judge and adjudicator for the 2017 Worlds tournament. Experienced debater and adjudicator. Active in the international debate circuit since 2010.

Session 2: Facing the Firing Squad

Zaidel Baharuddin

Partner at Cent GPS with extensive experience in policy and political debates. Served in two Ministries as a policy researcher and speech writer.