Prabowo: Humanity is the essence of pencak silat

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Prabowo Subianto - Pencak Silat
International Pencak Silat Association (Persilat) president and Indonesian Pencak Silat Association (IPSI) chairman Prabowo Subianto. (IO/Prabowo’s Media Team)

“I would like to express my appreciation to Malaysia, Malacca, Pesaka in holding the 19th World Pencak Silat Championship. Brilliant discipline, process and hospitality have become the standard of the pencak silat championship,” he explained.

He is also proud because the athletes uphold the spirit of humanity that embodies pencak silat. According to him, this is reflected in the sense of brotherhood among the participants.

“This is the true value of pencak silat. Brotherhood, friendship and peace,” he concluded.

The 19th World Pencak Silat Championship took place from July 26-31. Indonesia emerged as the overall champion with eleven gold, nine silver and eight bronze medals. (un)