ISKL’s 44th Annual SEA Forensics and Debate Tournament Celebrates Passion and Connections

The International School of Kuala Lumpur’s (ISKL) 44th Annual Southeast Asia (SEA) Forensics and Debate Tournament was held at its campus in Ampang Hilir from January 25 to 27, 2024.

Initiated by ISKL in 1979 to encourage public speaking and debate skills, the tournament is one of the longest-running traditions at ISKL. It provides an excellent opportunity for students to improve their public speaking and performance skills while promoting and strengthening intercultural connections with their peers.


This year, the tournament saw the participation of students from eight schools, including government, private, and international schools, competing in seven categories. 28 High School students from ISKL and 119 students from participating schools took part, including the International School of Kuantan, SMK Convent Bukit Nanas, St John’s Institution, Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar, SMK St Mary, SMK Jalan Empat, Kolej Yayasan UEM, and the Shanghai American School.

Throughout the 3-day tournament, students presented more than 250 speeches and performances. Along with other schools that participated, 40 refugee students from STEM Savers Save School community partnership club were invited to attend the Duet Acting finals. 

Congratulations to all the participants involved. This event is a testament to the strength of ISKL’s partnerships with schools around Southeast Asia.

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