Thursday, November 22, 2012

Open Letter to MCF

The below letter has been sent by email to various members of the Malaysian Chess Federation. I may have missed some as I do not know all their email addresses. The letter is reproduced here.
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Dear Members of the Malaysian Chess Federation,

 I refer to this blog site ( http://firstgm.blogspot.com/)  by an individual named Raymond Siew. This person who is a non-chess player is the father of chess player Mark Siew. On his blog he has made many personal attacks against me which are totally fabricated and un-supported by any facts. I have challenged him to provide proof for his wild accusations but he has ignored this. In any case,  I feel this is my personal battle and I will deal with it in my own way.



However, this same individual constantly attacks and attempts to de-moralise our selected national team to the 2011 SEA Games and the 2012 Istanbul
Olympiad. Now, it should be the responsibility of the Malaysian Chess Federation (MCF) to take action on these irresponsible acts but no action that
I know of have been forthcoming.

In many other posts, Mr Raymond Siew has been carrying out attacks on individual members of the MCF as well as  the MCF organization itself. I think the last straw is that in today's latest post  (http://firstgm.blogspot.com/2012/11/is-mcf-terrorist-organisation.html) , Mr Raymond Siew has likened the MCF to a terrorist organization. I think this is a very serious matter. This is a slap in the face to the MCF , all Malaysian chess players and everyone in the chess community.

As one of the most senior Malaysian chess players, I feel it is my obligation on behalf of  the entire Malaysian chess community to request the MCF to clarify its stand regarding Mr Raymond Siew and his inflammatory blog posts. Does the MCF have the moral obligations to the Malaysian chess community to take some action on this matter? Or MCF prefers to keep silent as it  has all this while?

I await your reply.

PS. This letter will also be published on my blog site (http://www.chessischess.blogspot.com/) so that our chess community may also voice their opinions.


Thank you for your time,


IM Jimmy Liew

41 comments:

Tonberry said...

He found a new toy - the MCF Constitution. And now he constantly keeps on playing with it.

Peter Long said...

I would find this person to be sad and pathetic if there wasn't a nasty edge together with a pattern of abuse when saying what he apparently wishes to say.

For some reason I am among the unfortunate he has chosen to send emails to inform of his posts (to most MCF officials and Dato' Tan but including leaders in FIDE and ACF but not Jimmy!) and while I admit I don't read him, the titles of the links and the words he sometimes uses in the body of his message when addressing someone he particularly wishes to single out is quite telling enough.

I have seen enough from this blog and what many people tell me, he seems to live in his own world where he is a God making up an alternate reality but that also loves to beat up on kids with talent, and even blatantly lies when unable to manipulate the facts to make his case.

What concerns me is that with the MCF elections coming up, some may have attached their shortsighted agendas to his rants because if it is all negative as I have been told, then none of this is doing anyone or anything any good.

I used to take the position that it is best to ignore him as he has no standing in the game at any level, be it as a player (does not play but claims to teach), an official (sacked), or even patzer (offers rather inane advice if you know anything about chess), but it has probably reached a stage beyond laughter together with pity for his son and so MCF really has to act with an official complaint to the authorities if not through legal means or its officers will have lost their credibility and right to lead and so I too am curious as to the response to Jimmy's Open Letter.

Now of course I will no doubt be singled out for a series of nasty attacks on his blog but since I will continue not to read him and what he says matters not there will be no sleep lost.

The Chess Ninja said...

Personally, I find it a waste of time to address just one person's dissatisfaction. The MCF should spend time improving themselves rather than deal with the mundane rants of a psychotic blogger.

There is a lot of work to be done for the MCF. Why channel precious resources to deal with random rants of insignificant "members" of the community? If Najib tried to sue everyone who makes a "defamatory" comment about him, how will he find time to run the country?

MCF has better things to do than to pursue this matter further. Nonetheless, I think they really do need to take a serious look at what they have "achieved" in the past 30 years and see how they can improve from there.

The past is the past, and while it is great for coffeeshop conversation to whine about the mismanagement, I think that is water under the bridge. There has to be a genuine interest to reform the agenda. Business as usual isn't going to cut it.

Anonymous said...

Stop wasting your time.

Anonymous said...

I think it is time for Greg and MCF to make a stand. He is openly saying that Greg took money from MCF and MCF a terrorist organisation.

SomeDaysLikeThese said...

When Chess Ninja mentioned "Najib", I thought it was me and I started to wonder... "when did I want to sue anyone???" .... but then I realized, there is the "other Najib" .... Ha ha ha....

Anonymous said...

I do not believe that Najib will keep quite if he is accused of " took money" or "run terrorist orgainisation". You may want to try, Ninja.

abdooss said...

All in all, whatever we do (as we rightly should do), let's not make anyone else as collateral damages, especially Mark Siew.

Ilham said...

Hmm...if SM (he he he), Najib (ha ha ha)...maybe i should start using 'hi hi hi'...since obviously ho ho ho has been taken....

Abdooss, the real casualty is Malaysian chess...

All the punches, all the slaps, all the kicks received... i just wonder when MCF (as the organization that promotes intellectually fighting game we all love) will starts fighting back intellectually on all the accusations we all hate to hear...

hi hi hi



The Chess Ninja said...

Najib,

My apologies. I had no intention of besmirching your big name :)

Mr Anonymous (November 23, 2012 3:35 PM),

I don't know if you do read the news, but I think you can clearly see people accusing Najib of taking money from all sorts of sources. For instance, the submarine scandal. Then there is all that story about Rosmah's diamonds. So, yes, people accuse Najib and his wife of all kinds of things. Even murder. Has Najib made a sound about all this? But that is digressing. The point still stands. Just run the damn organization properly and the noise will go away. Let your substance do the talking.

Anonymous said...

all this will make MCF grow to be more matured organisation because without a challenge MCF will come to a standstill, what doesnt kill you will make you stronger. Hope Malaysia chess will improve after this.

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what were said that had been remove ?

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Anonymous said...

Fadli Zakaria kata kalau dia jadi Presiden MCF dia akan keluarkan org2 yg ada kepentingan (carik makan dgn chess). Tapi setahu saya Fadli Zakaria juga carik makan dgn chess. Adakah jika fadli presiden mcf dia akan quit business chess dia dan concentrate fully dgn MCF yang takde gaji diberi?

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Anonymous said...

hmmm.tengsh fikir jap, Mr.Bean nak jadi President MCF 2016 atau nak tubuhkan Konsortium Cergas Catur 2016 yang akan wujudkan dana 1.1 juta untuk aktiviti kejohanan catur di Malaysia. Nanti sebelum masuk tahun 2016, Mr. Bean akan buat keputusan. hohohoho ( bukan ilham ) :)

Anonymous said...

Raymond Siew latest post mentioned that chess players dont know chess! Wow!!! a non chess player said a chess player dont know chess?!

i also noticed that he always got info about what has been discuss in MCF meeting and then he spread it in his blog!

is he receiving info from people inside?

Jom figure!?

Jimmy Liew said...

That is one of the reasons he can go around writing nonsense and libelling everyone. I've known for a long time he has a backer in MCF. After all every dog has its master. It is not difficult to figure out who his master is.

Actually there is nothing wrong with getting information from MCF official. MCF meetings are not classified under Official Secrets Act.

stonemasterfadli said...

hehehe

stonemasterfadli said...

MCF = Malaysian Chess Federation / mcf = malaysia cintakan fadli . hehehe

Anonymous said...

Malaysia Cemuh Fadli !?

stonemasterfadli said...

hehehe

Anonymous said...

What will MCF action on all this? Are they planning legal action next?

Anonymous said...

MCF pls dont bother to entertain psycho people like rs and fadli. There are more important things that MCF can focus on rather then entertaining those two guys...

stonemasterfadli said...

hahaha

Anonymous said...

RS, all the while you were trying to manage your son, Mark's chess "career".You are no coach, and you know it. Or are you confused about the different roles?
Seriously, you were managing a cheater at National Junior, but to you that was no crime and you boasted to the world you were proud of that.

Anonymous said...

every dog has its master? ... hmmmm..
but some dog on the street dont have master yet

Anonymous said...

fadli is not a psycho, i repeat he is not a psycho, just look at numerous tournaments that he had organised ...

stonemasterfadli said...

hehehe

Anonymous said...

mr fadli pls change the way you laugh

Anonymous said...

I nearly puke when I read all the "nice" things that RS said in his new post about Jimmy, Peter and Mas.

stonemasterfadli said...

ho ho ho ?

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