Why are there so few Malaysians supporting your event Peter? Are you sure it's a record turnout or have you forgotten how to count? How are you going to answer to your sponsors? It's a Malaysian charity event to finance overseas players?!!
I think you should apologise to the Malaysian chess community. A very good first step is not to continue to try to ban players who are better than the ones you can produce. Learn to improve instead. That's just my opinion.
Still I wish your event well but do try to learn to see the writing on the wall.