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UBD CROWNED CHAMPIONS OF THE INTERVARSITY ROAD SAFETY DEBATE 2012
18th November 2012

Bandar Seri Begawan, 18th November 2012 - Universiti Brunei Darussalam emerged as the champions of the Intervarsity Road Safety Debate 2012 yesterday in the dramatic final debate against Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA). The motion for the debate was: “this house believes that increasing awareness of the need for greater road safety is more effective than tougher enforcement of laws in tackling road accidents”.

Inevitably in a competition such as this a single team emerges victorious. However, all the participants in the campaign displayed a vast knowledge on the subject evidencing their keen interest and research on the subject.

With arguments both for and against the subject, the audience were treated to a balanced view on awareness and enforcement of Road Safety. The public perception was indeed directed in both directions with the debaters, enthusiastically presenting their cases substantiating the effectiveness of both enforcement and awareness. Indeed this debate will change the perception of those who take Road safety lightly.

The guest of honour is Ak Abdullah Bin Pg Hj Tengah, the Deputy Permanent Secretary of Higher Education, from the Ministry of Education. The event was held at the Senate Room in Universiti Brunei Darussalam, who co-organised the event with Baiduri Finance.

Kamarudzaman Bin Abdul Jalil, from the UBD team also won the title of the Best Speaker especially in his animated debate counter attacking the motion.

The Intervarsity Road Safety Debate 2012 is part of the one month long road safety awareness campaign led by Baiduri Finance. Together with the co-campaigners Brunei Red Crescent Society, Insurans Islam TAIB, Takaful Brunei Am, General Insurance Association Brunei (GIAB) and Persatuan Peniaga Automobil Brunei (PPAB), the campaign is facilitated by the Brunei Road Safety Council and the Ministry of Communications.

The event is a part of the campaign’s obligation to render better education on responsible driving and traffic discipline to the general public. The overall objective is to create a lasting sense of road safety awareness and culture among the public and to start educating from grass root level. Road safety campaigns can play a part in helping make our roads safer.

Present to give their support at the ceremony were representatives from the co-campaigners, Persatuan Peniaga Automobil Brunei, General Insurance Association Brunei, Takaful Brunei Am, Insurans Islam TAIB and Brunei Darussalam Red Crescent.

Also present was Dayang Hajah Anis Faudzulani Binti Haji Dzulkiflee, Acting Vice Chancellor of UBD, principal officers from UBD, students and members of the public.

The Intervarsity Road Safety Debate 2012 is the final event before the grand finale of the road safety campaign led by Baiduri Finance. The grand finale is the Road Safety Walkabout 2012 which is an explorace event open to the public to be held on the 18th November 2012 at Jerudong Park Playground.

 
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