1973 Chess Association of Malaysia (CAM) , the precursor of the Malaysian Chess Federation(MCF)was deregistered. The Malaysian Chess Federation (MCF) continued from where the
CAM ended. The late Dr.Foo Lum Choon is one of the President.
1973 in 1973 or so, there was a weekly programme on RTM1 to teach chess to beginners. The presenter was High Court Judge Dato' Annuar (is it Y.A. Dato’ Anuar Bin Dato’ Zainal Abidin ? ) who was the president of the Perak Chess Association.