'Seductive' dress gets girl barred from chess tournament


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  • Friday, 28 Apr 2017

PETALING JAYA: A 12-year-old girl was forced to withdraw from a chess championship for wearing a dress that was allegedly deemed "seductive" by the organisers of the National Scholastic Chess Championship 2017 on April 14 in Putrajaya.

Malaysian chess player and coach Kaushal Khandhar said that the girl, who is his student and a school chess champion of her district in Kuala Lumpur, felt "harassed and humiliated" by the actions of the tournament director and chief arbiter.

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