Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Tomoi(Muay Thai) In Danger In Kelantan
Tomoi must abide by Islamic rules [the Star]
KOTA BARU: Tomoi boxing competitions in Kelantan will have to abide by Islamic rules, said state Human Development, Youth, Sports and NGOs Secretariat deputy director Mohd Ridza Mohd Zain.
Among others, he said the competitors should wear shirts, adding that they should put on something else besides shorts.
“They must not have talismans and tattoos on their bodies,” he said.
“The new tomoi apparel must cover the aurat,” he added.
Mohd Ridza said the conditions were stipulated in the rules that were recently enforced by the state government in efforts to assimilate Islamic values in sports.
The secretariat would formulate new sports rules and regulations in tandem with the Islamic policy adopted by the state government, he said. — Bernama
Tomoi in danger of being KO’d
By SYED AZHAR
KOTA BARU: The Kelantan government’s recent decision to impose an aurat-covering dress code for tomoi contestants will kill the kickboxing sport in the state.
“We have received many appeals from the organisers and we have relayed the matter to the state government. Many of them complained that it would be near impossible to abide by the strict rules,” said Kelantan Tomoi Boxing Association president Ramli Ibrahim.
The Kelantan government has announced that participants of tomoi boxing competitions must wear attire which cover the aurat (the area between the navel and knees for men).
It stipulated that the competitors must wear shirts and that no one can wear talismans or have tattoos on their bodies.
Ramli said the association had informed the organisers about the new rules.
“The feedback I got was that the organisers will find it very difficult to get the boxers to cover their aurat,” he said.
“But this matter can be resolved if organisers understand what it takes to keep the sport alive,” he said in a telephone interview here.
He also said that all competitions must have at least three teams comprising Kelantanese boxers and one team from Thai land.
An ardent tomoi boxing fan for the past 30 years, Hashim Ismail, 50, said the sport – which has been around for at least half a century – would fade away if it could not attract the younger generation.
He called on the sports bodies to look into the problem and seek ways to keep the sport alive.
“Yes, it is a violent sport but when you introduce new regulations that are too strict, the sport will suffer,” he said.
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