| Izah Azahari |
EIGHT Brunei delegates including one caretaker are in Sri Lanka to participate in the Asia’s Largest Conference for Law Students (ALSA), which is being held from January 3 to 8, 2015. They have joined a total of about 200 students from 14 other countries.
Representing Brunei are Khaliilah Khalid, the President of ALSA; Muiz Ajis, the Vice President of ALSA; as well as other ALSA members – Sheikh Azry Sheikh Hassan, Zalwatul Haji Ibrahim, Adibah Ramblee, Akhyaar Amer Hairunuddin, Azilla Liyana, Husna Abidin; and their Caretaker, Ustazah Norzakiah binti Ramlee.
During the ASLA Conference, the Bruneian delegates will be participating in the debate competition with topics such as ‘This house regrets the emphasis on marriage equality in the gay rights movement’; ‘This house believes that, in the face of police repression, protestors have a right to non-lethal, but violent proportional retaliation’; and ‘This house supports developing countries violating the intellectual property rights of multinational corporations to benefit the public interest’. Also entailed during the conference are the General Committee Meeting, Conference Trip, and a non-academic trip.
The Brunei delegates will be returning to Brunei on January 9, 2015, at 2.30pm.