By Nur Haninah Iwan
GOMBAK, 28 February 2017: IIUM team remained hopeful of becoming champion after winning a trophy and RM400 as runner-up in the Cyber Law Moot Court Competition (CLMC 2017) organised by Law Students’ Society (LAWSOC).
Despite not being crowned as champion, the IIUM team felt relieved as they had trained hard and willingly spent four long months doing all the research.
“We sacrificed our time with family and friends just to be committed and win this competition. It’s not a matter of winning or losing, but benefiting our time instead of letting it go to waste,” said Amirul Rashad bin Rashid, a member of IIUM team.
Programme Manager, Aida Yasmin Binti Cheree Mohammad said, “The objective of the event is to create more awareness about cyber law in Malaysia because our generation is highly dependent upon technology and internet. I think it is important for us to know our rights, the do’s and the don’ts when it comes to internet and online businesses.”
Meanwhile, the team from University of Malaya (UM) was crowned as the champion at the competition and received Best Memorial Award and Best Mooter Award collecting RM600 and RM200 cash prizes respectively along with trophies.
“We are definitely overwhelmed because it’s been a few tough months and it’s our first competition. We definitely feel like this is the game – we have to set our standards high,” said Ashley Tay Suet Yee, a team member of UM who received the Best Mooter Award
The competition was supported by Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), Department of Personal Data Protection (JPDP), Aznul & Co Form and Elida, Imran and Partners.
Among the universities that took part in the competition were IIUM, University of Malaya (UM), Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UNISZA) and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). Each university was required to send a group of students consisting of five persons. This is to encourage healthy competition among law students which has enabled them to be brought to the legal field.***
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