Girls Going Places; SSP Wins PPM Debate Competition

2018 has been a year of breakthroughs for women everywhere–from the spread of the #MeToo movement to the shedding of physical stereotypes through body positivity and ascension of women in positions of power typically-reserved for males. Yet despite all these steps forward, it seems that the male narrative never goes away, forcing us to submit to supposed “traditions” of being domesticated. But guess what? Women will keep moving forward and this is only the beginning.

On Saturday 21st July 2018 Twitter user @syimir_ezyan posted a short clip of the debate featuring Sarrah Salihan‘s astounding reply concerning the subject of Colonialism and the Industrial Revolution that went viral. The 45th annual Prime Minister’s Cup Debate Competition (PPM, Piala Perdana Menteri) finals was coming to a close with SSP (Sekolah Seri Puteri) against MCKK (Malay College Kuala Kangsar) head to head aiming to win the cup. Their subject of debate was “This House believes that the Industrial Revolution is a disguised attempt at colonising other nations.”



Amanda Rozhan


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