Compiled by FATIMAH ZAINAL, CHOW HOW BAN and R. ARAVINTHAN
THE Malaysia Silambam Porkalai Mandram could soon conduct martial art classes throughout Negri Sembilan in a bigger way, reported Malaysia Nanban.
The state government has pledged its full support towards promoting the weapon-based Indian martial arts form that is more than 3,000 years old.
Human Resources, Plantation, and Non-Muslim Affairs committee chairman J. Arul Kumar said this form of martial arts, which has a strong foothold in Seremban, should be spread to the other eight districts as well.
He said silambam was an event in the Malaysia Games (Sukma) and there should be more effort to encourage greater participation among youths.
> Four Indian men between the ages of 20 and 40 were caught red-handed with stolen cows in an oil palm plantation in Perak, reported Malaysia Nanban.
Sungai Siput police raided the plantation at about 10pm on Tuesday following a tip-off.
They found four cows that were confirmed as stolen and arrested the four men in the area.
It was reported that cattle rustling was common in the state but would spike during major festivals.
The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.