Perak To Assist Young Chess Player Compete In Asia Chess Championship

Last update: 20/08/2014

IPOH, Aug 20 (Bernama) -- The Perak state government has come forward to
sponsor young chess player Puteri Rabiatul Adawiyah Mat Zaki, seven, to a tune of
RM5,000, to assist her participation in the 10th Asia Junior Chess Championships
in Taichung City, Taiwan from Aug 23 to 30.

Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir said he hoped the sponsorship from the state government would help Puteri Rabiatul in her quest to achieve a good result.

"We believe the commitment and planning for the development of the sport will hoist the name of the country by achieving good results," he told reporters after chairing a state exco meeting, in Ipoh, Wednesday.

Zambry said the state government was always committed and concerned with the development of sports in the state and the country in general, to unearth young talent for the future.

Puteri Rabiatul who started her chess career as early as 2011 when she represented the country in a competition in New Delhi, India at the age of four was honoured as the youngest chess player to represent the country, by the Malaysian Chess Federation (MCF).

Apart from being the youngest chess player, she had also received an award for her Mathematics achievement and excellence from Tadika Alam Ria Bestari, Shah Alam.

Her mother Raja Noraziah Raja Mahmod said Puteri Rabiatul who is a student of Sekolah Kebangsaan Raja Muda, Seksyen 4, Shah Alam had started playing chess at the age of one under the guidance of her father who is also a chess player and coach.