Presidential Hustings and Debate 18/19 – Vote Now!

Presidential Hustings and Debate 18/19 – Vote Now!

On Monday 12th November, at 7:30pm in F1A15, everyone was buzzing with pre-Presidential Hustings excitement, while the three candidates were already at the front row seat, preparing for their upcoming speech and Q&A session. Fifteen minutes later, the Student Council Vice Chair, Taiba, took the stage to greet everyone as a cue that the Hustings has officially began. The first presenting candidate, Ahmed Elgamal, introduced himself as a passionate individual equipped with necessary “experience” required to lead the Students’ Association. Previously, Ahmed had organised Egyptians’ Society First Island Trip last year, and is leading the Events Monitoring Team as their leader this year. He briefly mentioned several proposed manifesto items, and emphasised on assisting Clubs & Societies who are lacking in “either experience, resources, manpower or advice” through the Activities Network. During Q&A, he insisted on lobbying for van routes from J Block halls to the bus stop, a “luxury” idea which he likened to the bus routes to IOI. On the idea of displaying unoccupied computers on the SA website, he reported that this was not difficult to implement and does not require a lot of hardware, based on his prior consultation with a local expert which he did not name. Next up was Muhammad Amry, who desired to “rebuild people’s trust in SA”. His leadership history includes being a chief scout, head prefect, and the co-head of Theatre in Literature And Drama Society (2018/19). When asked about how his previous leadership roles could contribute to the SA presidential role, he stated that theatre production in LADS required cooperation across many departments, which is analogous to the SA...
Nations Cup First Week Highlights!

Nations Cup First Week Highlights!

The first week of the long-awaited Nations Cup began with the opening ceremony, officiating the event. Included below are the highlights and unforgettable moments which encapsulate the energy of the first week. For the first day, both badminton and male futsal were held at the same time. Both futsal games ended with one goal a side, India ceding the victory to Sudan with Malaysia winning over Pakistan. The following day, female archery and tug of war were held. Interestingly, the top three shooters for archery were all Malaysians. Nurin Nadiah left the competition far behind with a score of 249 with the runner-up scores being 174 and 134 respectively. A relatively short match between the neighboring countries, Malaysia defeated Indonesia in less than fifteen minutes during the tug of war event. Flour, cheering and perspiration were strewn about as the Malaysian team bonded together to defeat the other half of Nusantara. Volleyball of both genders and male tug of war were held the following day. Six games of volleyball tallied with four wins to Malaysia, one to Pakistan and Maldives. There was a tense moment during the India vs Maldives match wherein both teams were almost on par until the tide turned towards the Maldives with the score card reading 25-16. Tug of war was a different story as the United Kingdom and Egypt equaled at two wins each with Malaysia winning against the UK. The games scheduled for Saturday were mixed frisbee and male football. There were several highlights during the event. For example, two matches were won without a match even being held. Egypt and Bangladesh remitted...
UON MALAYSIA 2018 Nations Cup Opening Ceremony

UON MALAYSIA 2018 Nations Cup Opening Ceremony

NATIONS CUP OPENING CEREMONY   Sports is a metaphor of overcoming obstacles and achieving against great odds, Bill Bradley once quoted. Sports just brings everyone together, regardless of age, race, colour and nation. We unite by putting our differences apart. UON Malaysia’s Nations Cup is no stranger in bringing the whole student body together for three exhilarating weeks of sports and games. For the fifth year now, Nations Cup has proven nothing but a success in uniting all the students under one event.   On the 22 October the Nations Cup opening ceremony was held at the UON’s very own sports complex. The sky lit by the beautiful sunset truly lifted the mood and hype felt by the fellow students that attended the event. Taking a break from chasing deadlines and strenuous assignments, these students came down to lend their voice to support their friends and fellow participants. The event kicked off with the performance from the Chinese Cultural Society, the showcase of the Chinese drums really impressed the spectators. So much effort and dedication has been put into it that almost no flaws can be seen. These performers have never failed to amaze their audiences with their perfect coordination and creativity. Martials Arts.  Some familiar names buzzing through your brains. Bruce Lee or our very own Ann Osman? Look away, its UON Malaysia’s very own martial art exponents. Where self-defence now has become an essential in our daily lives, whether saving ourselves or lending help to others, it truly is important. By watching this mind-blowing act that was presented, it surely had served as an inspiration to many...
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