18 July 2001


SEREMBAN, July 16 (Bernama) -- The Negeri Sembilan Malaysian National Silat Federation (Pesaka) today lodged a police report denying that a fight broke out among silat competitors on the fourth day of the 8th Negeri Sembilan Silat Championship.

Negeri Sembilan Pesaka secretary Ismail Syed Mohamed lodged the report at the Seremban police station here at 1pm. He was accompanied by Negeri Sembilan Pesaka treasurer Tunku Amiruddin Tunku Yusof and committee member Johari Hassan.

A newspaper report today claimed 30 silat competitors were involved in a fight at 11:40pm at the State Youth and Sports Complex in Paroi last Saturday after a dispute over the judging of an event.

Meanwhile Negeri Sembilan Pesaka president Datuk Darus Salim Bulin, at a news conference here, said that no fight occurred on the fourth day of the championship.

The event, jointly held by the State Youth and Sports Department, State Culture and Arts Office and State Sports Council ended yesterday.

Darus Salim said he did not receive any report on the incident and he was also informed by the championhip's competitions head Mohamad Mat Amin that no such fight happened.

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