Indian martial arts to get a boost in Negri Sembilan


  • Nation
  • Friday, 19 Jul 2019

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. 

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
   

Next In Nation

Nine-year-old boy drowns in monsoon drain, another still missing
Police looking for man over viralled domestic violence incident
Four men issued compound in Port Dickson for SOP violation
‘Low-risk patients can stay in hotels’
‘Opt for self-quarantine if no serious symptoms’
An ‘exceptionally long’ SRC appeal hearing ends
KJ: States can buy vaccines
‘That was the last time I saw him’
‘Self-movement control vital now’
Sabah police on high alert

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers