I think this will be a great miss for Yee Weng to gain rating points to pass the 2400 barrier and confirm his IM title. He had a great year especially after 13th place in the strong DATMO 2008 tournament and the Royal Selangor 2008 where he won it convincingly. This will probably add to another absentees list for our top players after IM Mashafizul unconfirmed participation in both tournaments. Mas father health condition is getting worse lately.
Photo from Yee Weng's facebook.com