19 September 2011

Non-Malays Show Off Silat Skills At Championship

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 (Bernama) -- Several non- Malay participants showed off their skills in silat at the International Pencak Silat Championship for the Deputy Prime Minister's Trophy at the Berjaya Times Square, here, Monday.

The five-day championship which began on Sept 16, will end tomorrow.

One of the participants, Zaiton a/p A.Koang, of Orang Asli and Chinese descent, said she started learning the martial art form seven years ago as she was attracted to its uniqeness.

The 23-year-old undergraduate of Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) and who hails from Pekan, Pahang, said she was delighted to be chosen to represent the country at the championship and would try hard to win a gold medal.

Teng Sheu Cher, 22, said she was proud to be selected by Universiti Malaysia Pahang to compete in the championship.

The Klang girl said although she failed at the early stage, she had gained invaluable experience to take part in other silat competitions.

Sourced from http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v5/newsindex.php?id=614263

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