KANGAR, Oct 7 (Bernama) -- All Kampung and Security Development Committees (JKKK) have been asked to submit proposal to set up a silat court in their respective kampungs in efforts to popularise the Malay martial art.
Perlis Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim said the state government would ensure that each silat court would be used only for healthy and proper activities.
"We want silat activities placed on proper footing although exponents could have come from different political beliefs," he said when closing the Perlis Silat Carnival 2001 in Arau, near here today.
Shahidan, who is also president of Perlis Silat Association, also advised silat exponents not to forget their duties to the nation and not to be influenced by groups with narrow-minded views of things.
Some 260 silat exponents took part in the three-day carnival.
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