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Mak, don’t count Hee-im out (pic)

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Published: 21 February 2014
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SUBANG JAYA: Former world junior champion Mak Hee Chun was down in the doldrums after being dropped from the Badminton Association of Malaysia’s (BAM) set-up in September 2012.

But after a long hiatus, the 23-year-old Hee Chun, who won the world junior boys’ doubles title with Teo Kok Siang in 2008, is now back to carve a name for himself once more as an independent shuttler.Mak Hee Chun (left) and his doubles partner Chow Pak Chuu hope to revive their career in badminton.

Hee Chun has teamed up with former partner Chow Pak Chuu in a bid to revive his career. Hee Chun last paired up with Pak Chuu to win the 2008 Sukma (Malaysia Games) gold medal for Perak.

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Club badminton players coming to the fore

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Published: 21 February 2014
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia endured a horrendous outing at the recent Asian Junior Badminton Championships in Taiwan.

Only girls’ singles shuttler S. Kisona made the quarter-finals while the rest crashed out in the early rounds.

While the Badminton Association of Malaysia’s (BAM) juniors failed miserably, there was some joy for the club-based juniors.

On Sunday, Yeoh Seng Zoe-Chong Chun Quan, who are attached with the Looi Academy, made a breakthrough of sorts by winning the boys’ doubles title in the Uganda International.

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PV Sindhu jumps to 9th position in international badminton rankings (pic)

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Published: 21 February 2014
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PV Sindhu reached the ninth spot, to stay two places behind Saina Nehwal, who remained static at the seventh spot.

New Delhi:  Badminton teen sensation PV Sindhu improved one more place to close the gap with ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal in the latest world ranking released in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.PV Sindhu

Sindhu reached the ninth spot, to stay two places behind Saina, who remained static at the seventh spot.

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Kien Keat resigns from BAM (pic)

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Published: 21 February 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: After weeks of speculation, national men’s doubles shuttler Koo Kien Keat finally handed in his resignation letter to the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM).

On Friday, BAM deputy president Datuk Norza Zakaria confirmed that Kien Keat, 28, had submitted the letter to BAM’s office after his training session at Stadium Juara in Bukit Kiara.Koo Kien Keat in a file photo. He submitted his resignation letter to the Badminton Association of Malaysia on Feb 21, 2014. The contents of the letter are not known.

The signs were all there for Kien Keat to call it quits when he failed to turn up for training after the Chinese New Year break. He went for an eye treatment on Monday and after a few days of recuperating, he returned for training just two days ago.

Norza, however, did not elaborate on the content of Kien Keat’s letter but said that it would help the BAM in making a decision on the future of the seven-year partnership of Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong.

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Chong Wei donates racquet to good cause (pic)

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Published: 21 February 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei once again showed that he has a heart of gold by donating his winning racquet for a good cause.

On Friday, Chong Wei gave away the racquet that was used to win his 10th Malaysian Open title to kick-start the Badminton World Federation’s (BWF) Equipment Donation Project.Lee Chong Wei with the racquet he donated to Badminton World Federation’s Equipment Donation Project.

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