19 September 2005

Award for supporting Melayu martial art

19 Nov 2005, MALAYSIA, Pulau Pinang - Star Publications (M) Berhad received a special award from Pertubuhan Seni Silat Lincah Malaysia for its ardent support of the traditional Melayu martial art.

Journalist David Tan received the award from Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas in Penang on behalf of The Star at Lincah Warriors Night.

New Straits Times Press (M) Berhad also received the same award from the organisation.

The two media companies were commended for their excellent coverage of silat lincah events.

Deputy Chief Minister Abdul Rashid Abdullah, state Youth and Sports Committee chairman Datuk Jahara Hamid, and Pertubuhan Seni Silat Lincah leader and founder Datuk Omardin Mauju were also present at the event.

In his speech, Abdul Rashid said the government was very supportive of the sport which is a symbol of Melayu culture, art and history.

He called upon Jahara, who is the organisation president, to motivate women to join the silat world.

Sourced from http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2005/11/19/north/12604274&sec=north

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