20 March 2007

Man faces molest charge

KLANG: An assistant silat instructor was charged yesterday with molesting one of his students.

Selamat Md Said, 46, was alleged to have used criminal force to molest a 22-year-old between 11pm and midnight on March 15 last year.

Magistrate Mujid Saroji set bail at RM3,500 in one surety and fixed April 25 for mention.

Two weeks ago, silat master Baharrudin Zakariya, 54, whom Selamat was assisting, was charged with raping two students, aged 20 and 14.

Sessions Court judge Zunaidah Mohd Idris set bail at RM20,000 pending mention on April 12.

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Previews of Filem Negara documentaries from Silat.TV

Fans of Silat Kuntau Tekpi and Pekiti Tirsia Kali will know guro Omar Hakim, them man who is currently actively promoting these two arts in the United States. Among his projects to bring South East Asian culture into the American consciousness is the producing of books and DVDs for sale.

Avid readers of this blog (are there any more?) will remember that I announced way back when that Omar's website http://silat.tv will sell these books and DVDs online. Well, a couple of months ago, he posted three videos on YouTube that include snippets of the films he will release soon. They are all Filem Negara Malaysia-produced documentaries on silat in Malaysia.

To view these videos, click here.

Original Article by Mohd Nadzrin Wahab

14 March 2007

Viet Nam defends world championship in pencak silat

Ha Noi, March 13 (VNA) - Vietnamese pencak silat artists dominated in eight out of 10 categories for men and three categories for women at the world competition in Singapore with 11 gold medals, successfully defending their championship title.

Competing in only combat events at the World Junior Pencak Silat Championship from March 9-12, 16 Vietnamese artists also brought home three silvers and two bronzes.

Malaysia came in second with four golds.

More than 200 athletes from 15 countries competed at the Championship.

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13 March 2007

Almost Vietnamese Pencak Silat artists enter world finals

Kuala Lumpur, March 12 (VNA) - Fourteen of 16 artists of the national Pencak Silat squad secured berths to final matches of various weight categories at the on-going world Pencak Silat Championships in Singapore.

The squad's coach Tran Kim Tuyen announced the results on Mar. 12, adding that with innitial triumphs, the Vietnamese team hoped to keep the champion title.

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12 March 2007

Breaking new ground for world silat

JOHOR BAHARU, March 12 (Bernama) -- Come October when Malaysia host the 2007 World Silat Championship in Seremban, three countries should be joining the fray for the first time

The International Pencak Silat Federation (IPSF), the controlling body for world silat, expects Azerbaijan, India and Italy to make their debut in the weeklong meet at the Paroi Sports Complex

"Representation at our World championship is getting bigger and this time we are expecting Azerbaijan, India and Italy to take part for the first time. Which is good because we want the sport to grow globally and hopefully make it to the Olympics one day," said Eddie Nalapraya, the president of the IPSF on the sidelines of the 2nd World Junior Silat Championship which ended in Singapore yesterday

Jakarta-based Nalapraya, who has been at the helm of the IPSF for the past 27 years, commended Malaysia for stepping forward to take over the host's job after Phuket was supposed to have done it in December last year

"The military coup in Thailand changed things and I am grateful to the president of the Malaysian Pencak Silat Association Datuk Mohammad Hassan (who is the Menteri Besar of Negeri Sembilan) for agreeing to take over," added Nalapraya

The IPSF, with its headquarters in Jakarta, has 33 affiliates and, according to Nalapraya, India will send a team to the Indonesian capital for training in preparation for the World meet

"And the Italians, I believe, have a good junior side and are ready to expose them in Malaysia in October. Of course, pencak silat is quite popular in Azerbaijan," he added

At the recent meet in Singapore, which also featured a Senior Open meet, nine countries took part. They are Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Russia, Belgium, Japan, Brunei and Singapore.

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08 March 2007

Silat trainer claims trial to rape charge

A SILAT trainer claimed trial to raping two of his pupils at the Klang Sessions Court yesterday.

Baharuddin Zakariya, 54, pleaded not guilty to raping two girls, aged 20 and 14, at his training ground in Teluk Gadong, Klang.

The first victim, 20, was allegedly raped by the accused towards the end of 2006.

The 14-year-old was allegedly raped on Jan 17 in a bush near the training ground at 11.30pm.

Judge Zunaidah Mohd Idris fixed RM10,000 bail for each charge and fixed April 12 for mention.

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Silat master on rape charges

KLANG: A silat master was yesterday charged with raping two of his students.

Baharrudin Zakariya, 54, is alleged to have raped a 20-year-old student on a bench at his silat class in Klang at the end of last year.

He was also charged with raping a 14-year-old student in some bushes near the silat centre on Jan 17 at 11.30pm.

Baharrudin claimed trial to both charges and was granted bail of RM20,000 by Sessions judge Zunaidah Mohd Idris who fixed April 12 for mention. He posted bail.

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06 March 2007


JOHOR BAHARU, March 6 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian challenge at the 2nd World Junior Silat Championship in Singapore lies on the shoulders of the country's two most promising exponents - Adlan Abdul Majid and Nurul Farhana Abdul Majid

They are not related but country's hopes are on them in the three-day meet at the Bedok Sports Hall from Friday to Sunday where participation from 15 countries is expected

The 17-year old Adlan from Pahang was voted the Most Valuable Exponent in the recent National Junior Meet here from Feb 22-25 while Nurul Farhana, 16, was judged the Most Promising Athlete

Coach Nasri Nasir, who heads a three-member coaching team to the championship, is putting his money on the two of them to deliver the goods

"It's difficult to predict what will happen in Singapore because the last World Junior meet was held a long way back, in 2000 in Vietnam," he said, adding that he anticipated the strongest opposition to come from the hosts, Vietnam and Indonesia

The 32-member squad is now in training at the Youth and Sports Complex here and will leave for Singapore on Thursday, A total of 26 gold medals are at stake - 20 in the tanding (fighting) category and six in the seni (artistic) category

The three-day meet will also coincide with the Invitational World Pre-Junior meet (12-13 years) and also the Singapore Open Senior Meet (17-40 years) in which Malaysia are sending a full team

However, as the National A team is in preparation for the Belgium Open next month, the Pencak Seni Silat Association of Malaysia have decided to send their National B team instead

"But we are also targetting five gold medals in the Senior meet," said a team spokesman

Written by DAN GUEN CHIN
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