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First the Sideks, Hashims and now it’s the Latifs (pic)

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Published: 28 April 2008
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KUALA LUMPUR: It used to be the Sidek and Hashim brothers. Now, it’s the turn of the Abdul Latif brothers — Mohd Arif and Mohd Zakry.

Yesterday, the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) took a big chance by naming Arif as the fourth men’s singles player in the Thomas Cup squad.

The debutant will join the country’s top three players – Lee Chong Wei, Wong Choong Hann and Mohd Hafiz Hashim – for the Finals, which will be held in Jakarta from May 11-18.

The inclusion of Arif’s elder brother, Zakry, is not a surprise though it will still be his first Thomas Cup Finals appearance with Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari in the men’s doubles.

They will join the country’s top two pairs – Choong Tan Fook-Lee Wan Wah and Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong.

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All in the family: Mohd Arif Abdul Latif will be joining brother Mohd Zakry (inset) in the Malaysian team for the Thomas Cup Finals in Jakarta next month.

 

 
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BAM take a gamble

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Published: 28 April 2008
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have taken a big gamble in naming a youngster as the reserve for the Thomas Cup Finals, which will be held in Jakarta from May 11-18 in Jakarta.

 

 
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Arif wants to prove a point in Thomas Cup (pic)

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Published: 28 April 2008
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ARIF Latif is not interested with simply being a reserve.

If need be, the 19-year-old believes he is good enough to deliver a point for Malaysia in the Thomas Cup Finals in Jakarta on May 11-18.

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Arif believes he has what it takes to play as the third singles.
 

 
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Koreans Jae Sung-Yong Dae to go all the way (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 21 March 2008
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SOUTH Korea's Jung Jae Sung-Lee Yong Dae have emerged as the world's hottest pair after their stunning wins in the recent All-England and Swiss Open.

And it's no surprise that the badminton fraternity are now saying that the Korean pair are the new favourites to nail the men's doubles gold at the Beijing Olympic Games.

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Lee Yong Dae (left) and Jung Jae Sung have proved themselves by lifting the All England and Swiss Open titles.
 

 
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Koo hurt by scathing remarks by national coach Rexy (pic)

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Published: 21 March 2008
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KUALA LUMPUR: Doubles shuttler Koo Kien Keat is a tough guy. But yesterday, he broke down in tears at the Bukit Jalil Sports Complex. 

The 22-year-old Kien Keat was hurt, distraught and disappointed over coach Rexy Mainaky's latest outburst over his performances in two recent tournaments in Europe. Image

 
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