above dress worn by a 12-year old schoolgirl
the then unnamed chess tournament directer deemed above dress of 12-year-old schoolgirl as “seductive” and “a temptation from a certain angle far, far away”
The Malay Mail Online had then published Chess girl withdrew due to anxiety over peeping, mum says after she came to know the chess tournament director had considered her dress as “seductive” and “a temptation from a certain angle far, far away”.
Well, that bloke was/is Sophian A Yusuf, the Malaysian Chess Federation assistant secretary and at time of “a temptation from a certain angle far, far away” was tournament director for the National Scholastic Chess Championship.
Sophian A Yusuf
FMT has just reported (extracts):
Sophian, 44, filed the suit on Nov 20 last year, over Zuraida’s remarks on his action in asking the girl to quit a chess tournament held in Putrajaya between April 14 and 16 last year.
In the statement of claims, Sophian, who was the tournament director for the National Scholastic Chess Championship, stated that the remarks by Zuraida were published in newspapers and several news portals, including Malaysiakini and Sin Chew Daily, and these were intended to embarrass him as well as tarnish his reputation and integrity in local and international chess tournaments.
He claimed the remarks by Zuraida suggested that he was a “paedophile” and “became aroused when looking at girls in short skirts with the tendency to commit sexual abuse”.
He is seeking a court order for Zuraida to retract her statement and an injunction to prevent her or her agents from republishing the said words, as well as an apology from the PKR women’s wing chief.
Sophian is also seeking general, special exemplary and aggravated damages, as well as interests, cost and other relief deemed fit by the court.
Zuraida, in her defence statement filed last Jan 18, said her statement was fair comment and had no malicious intent.
Let's hope the little sweetheart is indeed 'far far away' distance-wise and also from a 'certain angle' vis-a-vis the court case. 12-year old girls should not be exposed to such serious legal matters.