Deputy Prime Minister II, YB Datuk Sri Fadillah Yusof congratulates the home team.

KUCHING (4 MARCH):  The Sarawak silat contingent’s hope to hunt for glory in the Sarawak Premier International Silat Championship 2023 looks promising as their team displayed an electrifying performance in their respective semifinal fixtures.

The fourth day of the inaugural championship saw Sarawak silat exponents continuing their excellent form in the junior & senior category as they managed to book their slots in the final which is scheduled to take place at the Kuching Indoor Stadium in Sarawak tomorrow.

Sarawak’s gallant run in the SPISC 2023 also caught the attention of the Deputy Prime Minister II, YB Datuk Sri Fadillah Yusof who commended the contingent’s impressive run in the tournament.

During his short visit to the championship venue this morning, YB Datuk Sri Fadillah iterated that he was impressed and proud with Sarawak silat exponent’s high level of seriousness and sportsmanship throughout the championship.

Expatiating on the performance of Sarawak’s Josh Chua against Melaka’s Muhammad Amirul Hakim Jaaffar in the junior putra C category semi-finals match, YB Datuk Sri Fadillah stated that he was astonished with the nerve-racking battle between both the silat exponents.

“Both respect one another and each have their own advantages. Josh Chua also appears to have high aptitude. He has good skills and is still a young man. Sarawak is on the right track to succeed in this championship as some of our junior fighters even managed to make it to the finals in their respective events this morning ” YB Datuk Sri Fadillah said.

YB Datuk Sri Fadillah also hoped that Sarawak’s athletes would achieve great success at the SPISC this time, thus improving the performance of martial arts in Sarawak so that they would be more competitive in whatever championship they participate in hereafter.