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.

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