Malaysian chess history is an area that i will be always interested in. I was inspired by the book of Sejarah Catur Indonesia (Indonesia Chess History) by Ds.F.K.N Harahap which contains valuable information about chess development, important facts and data, theories , hypothesis about Indonesia chess history brought by by the Hindu's wanderers way back from one decade before Christ ( b.c ) , the dutch colonial in the 16th century , period in world war 1 & 11 and until Indonesia participation at the Chess Olympiad, Thessaloniki, Greece in 1984.

From time to time i will do a so-called "research" from the Internet, books and magazines regarding Malaysian chess history. Actually there is many important moments happens in Malaysia such as 1990 final world championship candidates' match between Anatoly Karpov and Jan Timman in Kuala Lumpur but unfortunately there is no proper information, photos whatsoever in this important moment . I hope my small initiative here could be share with others chess enthusiast to properly record Malaysia chess history for our own knowledge and perhaps for younger generations.

So far my main resources is from Penang Chess Association Website - the lovely and fascinating website from Malaysia chess history point of view. The history information, photos supplied by Malaysia famous chess person Quah Seng Sun in this website and another great sources - his Online Chess Column in The Star was unbelievable. I also done some random research in the Internet and i hope that anyone that interested to share, add and correct! this work, you are always welcome. There is a few information that is not clear were written in red.