11 August 1999


BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Aug 11 (Bernama) -- Vietnam are poised for a golden harvest in pencak silat as five of their exponents won their semi-finals at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex here tonight.

Vietnam showed their prowess in the Wiralaga category when Huu Long Nguyen beat Rony Syaifullah of Indonesia in the men's Class G (75kg-80kg), while Thanh Thuy Nguyen overcame Brunei's Shahril Hj Mayalin in the men's Class A (45kg-50kg).

Another Vietnamese golden hope, Thi Thuy Dang, eliminated Dayangku Nani Suryati Pg Hussin of Brunei in the women's Class D semi-finals.

Nguyet Minh Le then beat Siti Fairuza Md Zainuddin of Singapore in the women's Class E and Bach Nhut Nguyen Thanh defeated Singaporean Jusri Abd Karim in the men's Class I (85kg-90kg) to cap a fine day for the Vietnamese.

Malaysia put two into the finals when Ahmad Faisal Omar outclassed Huzairi Kasim of Singapore in men's Class H, while Shuhardi Chin beat Md Syamsuddin Ibrahim of Brunei in the men's Class B.

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