Singapore students third at world debating championship

A team of Singapore students came in third at this year's 25th World Schools Debating Championship (WSDC), in Antalya, Turkey from Jan 27 to Feb 6.

The team was made up of five students: Darion Jin Hotan from Hwa Chong Institution, Tan Teck Wei, Lee Chin Wee and Tuan Kuan Hian from Raffles Institution, and Kok Rabin from Anglo-Chinese Junior College.

Two members - Darion and Teck Wei - received top accolades for their overall performance at the competition. They were ranked fourth and 13th respectively.

The WSDC is an international competition for students between the ages of 14 and 19 to debate social, moral and political issues. Singapore has been participating in the WSDC since 1995 and won the event in 2011.

This year's competition featured 50 countries and was won by Australia.

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