Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year 2015 & TQ for Giving Publicity to MCFwatch.

MCFwatch wishes the chess community a Happy New Year 2015 wishing that corruption and abuses of power in MCF stops. MCFwatch also wishes that more information on abuses of power is submitted to so that the culprits are exposed.

MCFwatch would like to thank the Raymond Siew's FirstGM blog (Read the 16/12/2014 post here) and prolific chess organiser Stonemaster Fadli for highlighting this blog to the chess community.

Ever since their publicity, MCFwatch had received more than 1,000 visitors from 14 countries i.e. Malaysia, USA, Canada, Singapore, Hungary, Australia, UAE, Cambodia, India, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and Philippines.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

1000 MCFwatchers Before Xmas

Just before Christmas, the MCFwatch blog registered its 1,000 viewers count and counting.

As at time of posting, MCFwatch audience are not only from Malaysia but also from the following countries which is surprising:
MALAYSIA, Singapore, USA, India, Hungary, Vietnam, Indonesia, Australia, Turkey and Canada.

With more people in being aware of the hanky-panky, abuses of power and corruption happening in MCF, it is hoped more information is made available.

Kindly, email instances of abuse, corruption or downright criminal theft to:-

Merry Christmas to all MCFwatchers celebrating Xmas.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Make that 3(THREE) DATUKS Shortchanged by MCF.

After the 2 Datuks post on 17/12 were discussed during the weekend action in Klang Valley competitions, Information came in that another Datuk was shortchanged i.e Datuk Zuhri who ran for MCF President previously.

Apparently, he had contributed  a certain amount of money to MCF for the development of chess and chess players in Malaysia.

However, instead of using the contributed money for development the money was instead used to pay the claims submitted by 2 MCF officials.

It is no wonder there's no incremental development for chess in Malaysia when money contributed is being siphoned off in one "scam" or another and 1 name keeps popping up. Gues Who?

Thursday, 18 December 2014

2 DATUKS Got the Short End of the Stick.

Yesterday MCFwatch received an email highlighting the fact that 2 Datuks have been shortchanged by MCF. Have MCF No SHAME?

CASE 1 - DATUK TAN (x-MCF President). Amount: RM12,500
Datuk Tan was shortchanged RM12,500 by MCF when money he had lent to update MCF standings with FIDE was never repaid despite the amount being withdrawn from MCF accounts.

CASE 2 - DATUK EDMUND (x-MCF Dep. President &KLCA President) Amount:RM3,000++
Datuk Edmund donated the amount of RM3k++ to MCF with the proviso that the money be given to immediately after the event as a reward/incentive to Malaysian players scoring in the Malaysia-Singapore friendly. Apparently, the amount was only given to the deserving players more than a year after the friendly which defeats the purpose.

Please email to if anybody have further info on the above matters.

Friday, 12 December 2014

More Examples of Abuses - No Supporting Documents.

Fast forward from 1st Johor Open to 6th Penang Open and more examples of abuses of power were overheard by this blog during the competition from players and parents alike. Most of them were examples of payment delays and money disappearing. However, no documents were sighted so MCFwatch can't publish the claims.

MCFwatch will only publish examples if we receive documented evidence.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

MCF Rewards Corruption???

Refer BiroCaturWanitaMCF blog

The HOT news being talked about on the first day of the 1st Johor Open currently ongoing is that the MCF Council have taken leave of their senses.

Instead of suspending the official who is regularly stealing money in one scam or another they have instead decided to give him a post. The saying if you can't beat them, join them comes to mind.

Perhaps Peter Long was right after all, ALL CROOKS - ALL MUST GO!
Refer to his 25/09/2014 Malay Mail Newspaper Column. & 11/10/2014 blog.

Friday, 21 November 2014

USD4,320 Missing - Probing Further.

To get to the bottom of the story MCFwatch spoke to 3 persons (1 MCF Exco & 2 MCF x-Exco).

1. It is CONFIRMED that the person who signed "Gregory Lau" took the USD4,320 as his name was on the Payment Voucher of the organisers accounts/financial documents..

2. On 30th October 2014 (refer PS1), Hamid Majid emailed to MCF President and copy to MCF EXCO members outlining the case of the "missing" rebate due to participants of the 15th ASEAN Age Group. He also enclosed copy of supporting documents like Payment Voucher, List of Participants etc.

Subject:ASEAN Age Group 2014
Date:Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:47:10 +0800
From:Hamid <> <>, Ismail Ahmad <>, Ismail Ahmad<> <>, Gregory Lau<>, Lim Tse Pin <>, 'tabs'<>, Tengku Ahmad badli shah Raja hussin <>, elgin meng<>, Nik Ahmad Farouqi Nik Abdul Aziz <>, Michael Yeap<>
Since the documents are available to all EXCO members, it can be said that all should be aware of the seriousness of the matter as among the members is a politician, a lawyer and a retired police personnel betwen them. Taking no action would prejudice all EXCO members as they are all involved and "guilty by association" and would be implicated if no action were taken.

More updates were made available after the National Rapid event.
Matter were discussed among parents.

Was made to understand that someone but not exactly whom said that Hamid has no locus standi on the matter as he is not a parent. MCFwatch finds this argument perplexing as the whole point has been missed i.e. USD4320 was stolen.

4. Money USED FOR OTHER EXPENSES such as MCF officials room expenses etc.
By talking to the 3 persons it seemed that Gregory Lau informed EXCO members that money was used for other expenses such as MCF officials hotel rooms. However, based on Peter Long's blog the officials were hosted by the Kasparov Foundation (refer PS1).

Refer Peter Long's blogpost on 12th November 2014 for counter argument to this.

P.S.2: Refer also to Peter Long's blogpost on 25th September 2014 for some background info.

At the end of the day the organisers had intended for the USD4320 to be used to give rebates for participants. Greg Lau/MCF had NO BUSINESS using the money for other purposes.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Who in MCF Stole USD4,320??? Police Report Made?

Apparently, from the documents received by this blog a sum of USD4,320 which should have been distributed back to Malaysian participants in this event have been kept or stolen by an MCF official for whatever reasons.

The name of the official who received the money is stated in the Payment Voucher issued by the organisers.

Hopefully, MCF will discuss this matter in this coming November EXCO Meeting and subsequently conduct an investigation into this matter and at the same time suspend the official involved while investigation is being conducted.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

FIRST Corruption Report Email Received!!!

Just hours after this blog was set up, this blog received an email at at 11.30AM outlining the details of an alleged crime committed by an MCF official.

It seems that the crime in question involves the amount of more than USD4,000 and the event happened during the 15th ASEAN Age Group held in Macau in June this year.

We will go through the email first before deciding whether to publish the documents received or not.

Corruption in MCF!?

Corruption in MCF - Greg Lau & Tan Sri Ramli implicated.

Read Peter Long's blogpost:-

( Greg Lau - Wearing Tie, Standing )

Purpose of "MCF watch" blog

The purpose of this blog is to expose the corruption and/or abuse of power in the Malaysian Chess Federation or MCF by the EXCO members.

Please send corruption and abuse of power incidences to