1998 Ng Ee Vern (Selangor) won the National Championship. Eliza Hanum Ibrahim won the Women category.
1998 Malaysia men team participated at 33rd Olympiad in Elista, Kalmykia, Rusia
Players : 1.Wong Zi Jing,2.Ismail Ahmad,3.Ng Tze Han,4.Azahari Md Nor,5.Abdul Hamid Majid,
Malaysia men team could'nt sent the 6th board probaly because finacial problem. the 5th board Abdul Hamid Majid is actualy an arbiter and he probaly act as the team manager too
Seeded : . Placing : 74 / 110
Malaysian Women team didn't participated at this Olympiad probaly because of financial problem !!!
1998 Malaysia beat Singapore 44.5-23.5 in the Annual Malaysia- Singapore Match held in KL.
1998 withdrawal of chess from the Majlis Sukan Sekolah-Sekolah Malaysia (MSSM)
1998 UKRAINIAN grandmaster Alexander Onischuk won the fourth Tan Chin Nam (Dato')grandmaster tournament that took place in Beijing from June 8 to 18.
This Category 12 event had a prize fund of US$16,000 and Onischuk took the first prize of US$5,000 with a score of 7 1/2 points from 11 games.
1998 - Lim Chin Lee (Malaysian) joint winner a rating tournament at the second New Hampstead chess festival in England on March 1998
1998 After 14 years, Malaysia has her second international master! Mas HafizulHelmi achieved his final IM norm at the Intchess IM tournament in Singapore . Malaysian Chess Federation (MCF) targeting him to be the first Malaysian Grandmaster by the year 2000-source Malay Mail 10 July 1998
1998 IM Mas Hafizulhelmi broke the record as the highest Elo rating a Malaysia has ever scored -( 2400).
1998 (April) Asian Cities Team Championship (logo right) and Asian Women's Individual Chess Championship were held at at the Awana Genting Highlands Golf And Country Resort, Pahang.
1998 Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) in Kuala Lumpur for the first time, be the venue of this year's 17th Merdeka team chess championship on Aug 28-30. Before it were held at Wisma Belia, Kl