Sunday, December 4, 2011
Regime Change at Powerhouses UI and Binus International
The two most successful competitive debating institutions in Indonesia this year, the English Debating Society Universitas Indonesia (EDS UI) and the Binus International Pool of English Debaters (BIPEDS), recently changed leadership. EDS UI President Ahdiat Permana, who himself won 2 of his organization's 6 trophies this year, passed the baton on Saturday to Aulia Anggita Larasati, a sophomore who reached the semifinals of JOVED 2011 on her first try. A few days earlier at BIPEDS, NUEDC and English Fiesta 2011 champion Astrio Feligent Tjong became captain replacing Invi Atmanegara, whose tenure boasted 3 tournament victories. No other debating outfit in Indonesia bagged more than 2 championships in 2011.