KUALA LUMPUR – Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said today he was impressed by the ability of Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) Arabic debaters who emerged runner-up in the International Universities Arabic Debating Championships in Doha, Qatar, yesterday.
“I am impressed by our students’ accomplishment at the International Universities Arabic Debating Championships in Qatar. Congratulations @usim for emerging runner-up!” said the Prime Minister in a Twitter post today.
Competing in the non-native Arabic speakers category, along with 30 university debating teams from several countries, the USIM debaters performed remarkably well to win the competition in the various rounds.
They beat Deakin University, Australia; German Europe Institution, Germany; Meridian Atuluku, Turkey; Indonesian Islamic University and the University of Real Madrid, Spain.
The USIM debating team comprised Muhammad Muzakkir Ahmad Dali, Anis Amirah Zakaria, Nur Akma Mohd Dali and Muhammad Syafiq Suhaimi, all of whom are students in Syariah and Law at the USIM Faculty of Syariah & Law.
Eighty-six teams from 46 countries participated in the competition which took place at the Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha from April 8 to 12. – BERNAMA