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Monday, August 23, 2010

Meet Our Participants: Squall

Team Name:

Team Members:

  • Amanda Mun (The University of Hong Kong)
  • Leong Tze Lun (The University of Hong Kong)
  • Lim Ser Siang (The University of Hong Kong)
  • Qayyum bin Zainal (UCSI University)

Why do you wish to join MPPC 2011?
All four of us have always shown a keen interest in the going-ons within our homeland despite having three of us gone overseas to study. Amanda is always lamenting and nitpicking on the flaws of current governmental policies, especially that which relates to education and healthcare. Ser Siang is an economics whiz and has an eye for analyzing various economical policies be it within the country or beyond. Alex has been spotted gulping down books pertaining to healthcare policies around the world ‘during his spare time’ which just so happens to coincide with his study break. Qayyum is a musically-inclined biotechnology student who has substantial exposure in looking at two contrasting sides (music and science) of the same coin and is fascinated by politics (also, he's the only one who's been home to witness recent events in the Malaysian atmosphere). We may be interested in different aspects of policy-making and governing but what unites us is probably the belief that there is room for improvement in Malaysia and that we have our own interpretations as to what these improvements should be.
The only problem is, none of us know exactly how policies are made within the country. And yet, we criticize, complain, nitpick and talk about implementation of new policies as though it is as easy as waving a magic wand. Hence, this competition appeals to us because it teaches us how things can be done and not just be said. We hope that we’ll get to learn more about the limitations to implementing policies and the boundaries that can be tested in making them. We hope that it’ll stimulate our brain juices to churn out constructive ideas that may be helpful to the country and its people. Last but not least, we hope that we’ll inspire and be inspired.

Want to see Squall in action? Register for the Finals Round now!


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