PENANG, Oct 23 (Bernama) -- Twenty-one countries, including nine Asean nations, have confirmed their participation in the 12th World Silat Championship to be held at the Penang International Sports Arena here on Dec 14-21.
The championship's organising committee chairman, Datuk Azhar Ibrahim, said today that the nine Asean countries were Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, Brunei, the Philippines and host Malaysia.
The other confirmed entries were from the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, France, Canada, United States, Germany, Australia, Japan and Korea, he told Bernama here.
The organising committee was still awaiting confirmation from countries like South Africa, Portugal, Suriname and Palestine, he said, adding that the closing date was end of this month.
He said three new categories -- Super Heavyweight for male and female above 95kg and "Jurus Wajib Puteri -- would be added to the existing 22.
Sourced from http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-26447005_ITM