Girl Forced to Withdraw From Chess Tournament for ‘Seductive’ Dress

  • World, Published on: Tuesday 2nd May 17 - 11:34pm

A student was forced to withdraw from a chess tournament in Malaysia because of her dress length. (Photo: Kaushal Khandhar via Facebook)

A chess coach in Malaysia is demanding a public apology for one of his students after the 12-year-old was forced to withdraw from a tournament that took place April 14-16 due to her “seductive” dress.

In a Facebook post, the coach, Kaushal Khandhar, detailed the incident that took place at the National Scholastic Chess Championship in Putrajaya, Malaysia.

Attaching a photo of the 12-year-old competitor’s dress, Khandhar wrote, “In the middle of Round 2, (without stopping the clocks) chief arbiter informs my student that the dress she wore was improper and has violated the dress code of the tournament. It was later informed (by chief arbiter) to my student and her mother that the tournament director deemed my student’s dress to be ‘seductive’ and a ‘temptation from a certain angle far, far away.'”