Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Maritime Moots 2010, Sydney - Days 2 and 3

My apologies for the late post, but yours truly has been busy.

On the morning of Day 2, UiTM's claimants consisting of Arina Lum and Zharif Shafiq defeated the respondent team from Universiti Pendjajaran Indonesia. Congratulations for having three straight wins.

On the morning of Day 3, UiTM's claimants, who were represented by Arina Lum and Danial Nizam unfortunately lost to Hong Kong University. Among the arbitrators on the tribunal was David Martin Clark, a renowned arbitrator who also has a very popular website. That means that UiTM completed the preliminary group stage with three wins and one loss.

Later that afternoon, when the quarterfinal places were announced, the team discovered that their efforts were not enough to make it to the knock out stages. In the past, UiTM has comfortably made it to the last eight, for e.g. in 2007 (4th place) and in 2008 (6th place). A ban due to HINI in effect grounded the team just before commencement of the oral rounds although the memorials had been prepared and submitted. This team later went on to register a historic first win for UiTM in the Jessup national rounds of 2010, so I cannot help but wonder what if they had taken part in 2009's Maritime Moots.

Anyway, congratulations to the moot squad under the leadership of Miss Shairil Farhana @ 'Mama Shai'. I am proud of your achievements as you have gained valuable experience from this moot. Better luck in the next moot.

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