Some footballing debates exist purely to sustain long evenings in the mamak or long road journeys to away games – and often never reach a satisfactory conclusion and even unheard by policy-makers of the football industry. This however, is about to change.

Together with the help of Haro Sports and Entertainment, and the Malaysian Institute for Debate and Public Speaking, Bahas Bola – Live by Voice, will be launched and held on December 11, 2017 in conjunction with QIUP World Universities Peace Invitational Debate (QIUP WUPID) 2017.

The topic of the debate is, ‘This House Believes that the Football Association of Malaysia should regulate the salary of players.’ The affirmative side will consist of two debaters from University of Sydney, whom are also big fans of Sydney FC. The organisers are hoping that their involvement in the debate would enable the audience to acquire insights and experience from the A-League, which regulates player’s salary through a team salary cap. The opposing side, will consist of two local Malaysian football fans who have been rather vocal on the subject matter.

Bahas Bola – Live by Voice in Ipoh will be moderated by Keeshaanan Sundaresan, an acclaimed sports journalist in Malaysia. He has worked with Goal[dot]com, Fourth Official, Stadium[dot]MY and has been frequently invited to BFM for the weekly football talk show.

The debate will kick-off at 9pm and will take place in Plan B, Ipoh. Event is strictly restricted to 80 participants and entry fee is RM10. For more information, please visit the official Facebook page of Bahas Bola at http://www.facebook.com/MYBahasBola or http://www.facebook.com/QIUPWUPID.

 

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