Garry and I were overwhelmed by the support shown by the Malaysian chess community during our visit from 23-25 April.
The strong statement of support from Khairy Jamaluddin, Minister for Youth and Sport, opening the National Age Group Championships set the tone for an outstanding visit. Further highlights of our stay included being honored with a one-of-a-kind chess set, designed and crafted by Royal Selangor Pewter and receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award, bestowed by the Perdana Leadership Foundation.
We congratulate the Malaysian Chess Federation led by Tan Sri Ramli Ngah Talib and yourself (Tengku Ahmad Badli Shah Raja Hussin), and thank Malaysia once again for its endorsement of Team Kasparov! Together, we will bring new ideas and initiatives to the Malaysian chess community—it is indeed time for change!
Ignatius Leong (on behalf of Team Kasparov)