Congratulatory Letter From FIDE

Lausanne, 20 August 2019                                                       Nr. 09-78-2019

Mr. Akhramsyah Muammar Ubaidah Sanusi

Malaysia Chess Federation

Dear Mr. President!


Please accept our congratulations on the occasion of your election to the position of the President of the Malaysia Chess Federation.

We wish you and your Board a successful term and look forward to our fruitful cooperation with your Federation.

Yours sincerely,

Willy Iclicki
Chief Operational Officer

Congratulatory Letter From FIDE

President Statement

Assalamualaikum and Good Day.

The messages of congratulations have been pouring in following my confirmation as the President of the Malaysian Chess Federation at our AGM yesterday. Regretfully, I have taken this long to respond – I was compelled to begin work at the Merdeka Tournament / Malaysia Chess Festival last night. 😅😇

Selaku Presiden MCF dari golongan Chess Parents, walaupun Tuan-Puan ibubapa pemain-pemain muda Catur kita tergolong dari yang paling sedikit undi di mana-mana AGM MCF, Tuan-Puanlah antara penyokong dan pendorong setia saya yang terawal. Terima kasih.

Terima kasih juga kepada para pemain, pelatih, arbiter, penggiat dan penyokong sukan Catur yang mendorong saya serta tim kita ke hadapan, maaf, takkan saya namakan semuanya sebab terlalu ramai, jangan saya pula terlepas pandang. Terima kasih.

Kepada pesaing saya dan para penyokongnya, marilah kita rapatkan barisan demi memajukan sukan Catur tanahair, agar kita dapat merealisasikan impian Catur Cemerlang Bersama. Terima Kasih.

Akhir kata…

I am not a Queen with all her powers, standing beside a King, I am rather a pawn, who by luck got promoted, not simply to a Queen, but now to a King! Rather than scream ‘Illegal move!’ I would rather us ALL win by first agreeing to turn to the same colour pieces on the board…

May more of you be happy to see me and our new MCF team as well as congratulate us for a job well done in 2 years time. Thank you.

Akhramsyah Muammar Ubaidah bin TS Sanusi
Presiden MCF 2019-2021
19 August 2019

MCF Election 2019

The Malaysian Chess Federation (MCF) rcently held its Annual General Meeting on Sunday, 18th August 2019 in Kuala Lumpur. Chaired by MCF 2016/2019 President YB Dato Zahidi Zainul Abidin, the AGM was attended by previous committee members, MCF State affiliates and observers from all over the country. This year’s AGM will also double up to select and vote a President, Deputy President, three(3) Vice Presidents and five(5) Committee members for the MCF 2019/2021 Committee term.

For the Presidential post, it was a nerve wrecking race but in the end, Mr Akhramsyah Muammar Ubaidah bin Tan Sri Sanusi was declared the winner edging Pahang Dato’ Sri Dr Haji Ismail Abd Mutalib by 5 votes.

Deputy President post was won by incumbent YM. Mej (K) Tengku Ahmad Badli Shah bin Raja Hussin who defeated MCF Secretary IA Abdul Majid bin Hamid.

For the three(3) Vice Presidential posts, as there were only three candidates vying for the position, all candidates won their seats uncontested. They were incumbent Dr Zaidan Zulkipli, with new comer NM Yeoh Chin Seng and Sarawakian Abang Mohd Reduan Abang Sahari.

Nine(9) candidates eyeing for five(5) seats in the Committee and at the end of the balloting, the five candidates securing the Committee posts were incumbents FI Muhammad Firdaus Ismail and IA Steven Cheong, previous support committee members FI Syed Iskandar Shah Syed Hussin and FM Sumant Subramaniam and the final Committee seat was filled by Asst Secretary FA Najib Abdul Wahab.

In his acceptance speech as President, for continuity purposes, Mr Akramsyah named FA Najib as Secretary with Emran Mohd Tamil as Treasurer – both of whom had also managed the same portfolio in the previous committee.

“Gens Una Sumus”