Sunday, September 26, 2010

Women & Sport Award 2010

23rd September 2010 - The 2010 Women & Sport Award was held at the Sports Arena, Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) Indoor Sports Complex, Wisma OCM Kuala Lumpur. This event is held annualy to promote the advancement of women in sports. The award is given to a woman or man (former athlete, coach, administrator or journalist) an instituation or organisation in recognition of her/his/its outstanding contribution to develop, encourage and strengthen the participation of women and girls in physical and sports activities, in administrative and leadership sports structures as well as the promotion of women's sports in the media by women journalist.

Pn. Haslindah Ruslah - Vice President of Malaysian Chess Federation (MCF)

Malaysian Chess Federation Vice President - Haslindah Ruslan was nominated for the Women and Sport Award for Leadership. She has served in MCF for five terms starting from 1999.

Haslindah graduated with a Diploma of Architecture from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Post Graduate in Diploma of Architecture from Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom. She now works as an architect consultant.

Below is some of her background in Malaysian chess

Chess Development

1. Chess secretariat during The 2nd Women Sports organised by Women Sports Fitness & Foundation Malaysia (WSSFM) and Majlis Sukan Negara (MSN) - 2007.

- 500 participants from all over the country

2. Secretariat for the Technical Chess Course for Women ( Level 1) by Majlis Sukan Negara (MSN) in collaboration with Malaysian Chess Federation (MCF) - April 2007

- attended by 30 women participants from all every state

3. Secretariat for Women Chess Coaching (Level 1) by Majlis Sukan Negara (MSN) in collaboration with ( April 2007)

- attended by 30 women participants from all every state

4. Secretariat and participant for the International Chess Coaching Course organised by FIDE (International Chess Federation) at the Concorde Hotel, Shah Alam di Hotel Concorde, Shah Alam (Dis 2007) sponsored by MSN.

- 3 participant pass the exam and recognized as National Instructor
-1 participant pass the exam and recognized as Developmet Instructor


1. Official for the Malaysian team in the 2nd ASIAN Indoor Games, Macau - 2007

- Malaysia won two bronze

2. Head of Delegation for the ASEAN Age-group 2009 - Hue, Vietnam,

3. Head of Delegation for Asean Age-group Jakarta, Indonesia 2006

4. Head of Delegation for World Age-group Vung Tau, Vietnam 2008

5. Head of Delegation for Friendly Match MAS-SIN Singapore 2006 & 2004

6. Head of Delegation for Asean Age-group Singapore 2001

As Players

1. Asian Team Women Chess Championship ,5-10 April 2002, Joudpur India

2. 1st Sea Games Chess 2001, Kuala Lumpur (Category: Rapid Individu)

3. Friendly Match Malaysia vs Singapore (2004-2009)

4.Friendly Match Malaysia vs Indonesia 20 April 2008

5. Playing for Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in the Majlis Sukan Universiti Malaysia (MASUM) 1991


1. MCF Committee (1998-2000)

2.Assistant Secretary for MCF (2002-2006)

3. MCF Vice President - present

The Women and Sports Awards 2010

Read The Star report about the event here

Below is the winner for each category:-

Women and Sports Award: Choo Kon Lee (netball).

Leadership: Christina Chee Shin Liang (table tennis).

Development of Sports in the Community: Normala Abdul Rashid (former nationalwomen soccer player, working as a development officer with the Perak State Council).

Grassroots development: Lucy Lao Puong Siong (squash).

Sports Journalism: Jamhariah Jaafar (Berita Harian).

Partnership: Wong Loy Choy and Kok Mee Foong (Shuttler Wong Mew Choo’s parents).
IOC Achievement Diploma: Zaiton Othman (National Sports Council Athletes Welfare unit director).


Y.B. Senator Dato' Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil - Minister of Women, Family and Community Development - the main VIP for the dinner

Our table

Zazaluma Harun (left) - WFM Nur Nabila and WCM Nur Najiha mother

Puan Zuraihah Wazir - Assistant Secretary of MCF

NWM Tan Li Ting parent

The Australian Netball team

The Australia Netball team who is having a training session in Malaysia before the Commonwealth Games in India next month was also invited to the dinner. It's always nice to have the team who is the world no.1 in Netball as a guest , however they left immediately after having the meal without waiting for the award ceremony. I think this is not a proper way to threat the host country and if they have to sleep or rest early, don't attend the dinner!

Wan Zaleha Radzi - master of ceremony (emcee) for the dinner

Wan Zaleha Radzi, the ex-TV3 broadcast journalist, producer, host, event organiser and equestrian was the emcee for the dinner. She looks as lovely as ever and made the dinner an enjoyable one with her brilliant and professional job. I remember when she choose to tied the knot with this guy , half of the men population in Malaysia was in mourning mode....ok .... let me end this post here.

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