The older chess community will remember Laurence How, founder of the Chess Association of Selangor and former Malaysian Chess Federation Hon. Secretary in the 70's and 80's. He was a prime driver of Malaysian chess in arguably its most successful period.
Sadly in the last month he was battling with cancer and in the last week picked up an ultimately fatal infection with his immune system down after undergoing chemotherapy.
At the moment his family requests for privacy and a quiet funeral in this difficult time for them.