Published on: Sunday, March 03, 2013
He said youths must be equipped with good knowledge both mentally and spiritually to prevent giving room to people out to take advantage of them.
In this respect, he commended the Silat Cekak Pusaka Ustaz Hanafi Association for its efforts in providing training to youths that would build up their personality for the future.
He was speaking at the association's attempt to do the longest Silat Cekak Pusaka Ustaz Hanafi display at the Sembulan River Park, here, Saturday.
About 631 exponents of the Malay traditional martial arts took part in the performance in conjunction with the Kota Kinabalu City 13th Anniversary celebration.
Musa said cultural arts also have impact on the development of a country and in the context of martial arts of self-defence, he was confident that the activity could also be turned into a tourism product for Sabah.
Meanwhile, the association planned to boost Malaysia's image by making an attempt for the World's Largest Martial Art Display category of the Guinness Book of Record in 2015.
The effort to gather 50,000 exponents was being coordinated through the MYSILAT programme, in conjunction with the 50 years Silat Cekak anniversary celebration, according to Syeikh Dr Hj Md Radzi Hanafi who is the heir of Silat Cekak.
He said a roadshow would be conducted in Sabah next year in conjunction with Silat Cekak's 20th anniversary here as well as part of the programmes in the run-up to MYSILAT programme in 2015.
He said Sabah would also host the national Silat Cekak championship for the higher learning institutes and schools next year.