09 November 2005

3,000 expected at martial arts night

The Penang Seni Silat Lincah Association and Youth and Sports Department are organising Malam Pendekar Lincah (Lincah Martial Arts Night) at Dataran Pemuda Merdeka in Butterworth on Sunday.

The event, which starts at 8.30pm, is expected to attract 3,000 people including 500 association members.

The guests-of-honour are Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas and Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon.

The highlight of the event will be the presentation of Selendang Tertinggi Pulau Pi-nang (the state highest belt) and Anugerah Khas (special awards) to three recipients.

Founder and chief coach Datuk Omardin Mauju will be present.

Association president Datuk Jahara Hamid, who is also state Youth and Sports, Women, Family and Community committee chairman, said the theme of the night was Silat Lincah – symbol of determination and strength.

“The silat is popular not only in the country but in the United States, Britain and Holland.

“Martial arts can prevent youths from getting into unhealthy activities,” Jahara said.

Sourced from thestar online

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