If we look carefully, past the noise on the blogs, we will see that the Malaysian chess community is a very inclusive community. We are still very tolerant and accepting of the vastly differing views that is the cornerstone of any functioning community and we generally understand healthy competition as the way forward.
That is why I think that chess can be used as a tool to raise globally competitive Malaysians.
We have a couple of dark spots but nothing overwhelming. Lets look closer at this. There are only one or two persons that come out openly to attack with lies and slander. Another few choose to remain anonymous. This is significant. Basically this means that they still feel shame and know that their actions are wrong and so they need to hide.
With only very minor tweaking we can help make this community a world beater. This is my sincere opinion.