Self-defence workshop held for women on silambam


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MORE than 40 women from around Sepang, Selangor, underwent a “silambam” self-defence workshop organised by the Sungai Pelek branch of Pusat Wanita Berdaya (PWB), Malaysia Nanban reported.

The event was put together by Sg Pelek PWB coordinator, S. Gomathi and silambam mahaguru Datuk A. Sivakumar, with Sivakumar conducting the session himself.

The organisers said women today face many challenges, including crimes committed against them as they go about their daily lives for work, school, and family.

The silambam workshop taught women basic techniques to defend themselves and to get away from anyone trying to cause them harm.

Gomathi said learning even the basic techniques will give confidence to the young women and mothers alike in their daily lives.

> Police officers in Uttar Pradesh, India, who violate traffic laws will be fined double the amount that is charged on civilians, Malaysia Nanban reported.

New traffic laws went into effect nationwide on Sept 1, raising fines for many traffic offences.

Director-general of Uttar Pradesh police, Om Prakash Singh said all police officers should be more conscientious while operating government or private vehicles, and that the new rules have been put in place to ensure they set a good example to the rest.

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.


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