• Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong still have chance with BAM

    Kuala Lumpur: Former world No. 1 men's doubles pair Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong will make their comeback debut at the Australian Open qualifying round in Sydney next Tuesday, after they were broke up by Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) following a series of poor performances early 2014.Wish Koo Kien Keat (right)/Tan Boon Heong a stronger than before come back!

    Wish Koo Kien Keat (right)/Tan Boon Heong a stronger than before come back!

  • Malaysian shuttlers gear up for Australian Badminton Open

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian shuttlers will head to Sydney to play at the Australian Badminton Open that will be held from May 26 - 31. The Australian Badminton Open is one of the 12-leg prestigious Superseries events sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) and is offering prize money of US$750,000.Can't wait to see Koo Kien Keat (front) and Tan Boon Heong back in action!

    Can't wait to see Koo Kien Keat (front) and Tan Boon Heong back in action!

  • Yeah baby, Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong are back!

    Kuala Lumpur: Former world No. 1 men's doubles pair Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong has officially announcing their comeback in badminton at a singing ceremony with Seri Mutiara Development Sdn Bhd on Monday.Can't wait to see Tan Boon Heong, Koo Kean Keat back in action. But, they both really need to lose some weight in order to compete at the highest level. (photo: Kong Khai Kent)

    Can't wait to see Tan Boon Heong, Koo Kean Keat back in action. But, they both really need to lose some weight in order to compete at the highest level. (photo: Kong Khai Kent)

  • Tan Boon Heong and Koo Kien Keat to reunite

    Kuala Lumpur: A lot of badminton fans were heartbroken after the former world number one men's doubles pair in the world, Tan Boon Heong and Koo Kien Keat of Malaysia played their last match together in the final 16 of the World Championships last August.Wish Tan Boon Heong-Koo Kien Keat a strong comeback!

    Wish Tan Boon Heong-Koo Kien Keat a strong comeback!

  • Tan Boon Heong drops an 'atomic bomb', quits BAM

    Kuala Lumpur: Called the sad state of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), when Tan Boon Heong has decided BAM was an unworthy place for him to stick around and has turned in his resignation letter.Hope Tan Boon Heong gets a new start in his badminton career

    Hope Tan Boon Heong gets a new start in his badminton career

  • Muar City crush Kepong to hold top spot on Purple League

    Kuala Lumpur: On Sunday night, Muar City BC of Purple League notched a blowout 15-6 win over Kepong BC to extend their franchise record winning streak to 9 games, thanks to strong performances from Lee Hyun Il and Mak Hee Chun/Tan Bin Shen.

    Lee Hyun-Il got off to a good start, breaking Goh Soon Huat of Kepong BC 11-7, 11-5, 10-11, 11-7 to win the first men's singles match comfortably in 39 minutes.Lee Yong-Dae congratulates Mak Hee Chun/Tan Bin Shen after their win over Ow Yao Han/Tan Boon Heong (photo: Muar City's FB)

    Lee Yong-Dae congratulates Mak Hee Chun/Tan Bin Shen after their win over Ow Yao Han/Tan Boon Heong (photo: Muar City's FB)

  • Malaysia Masters: Daren Liew survives Zulfadli Zulkiffli scare; Wei Feng, Tan/Hoon exit

    Kuching: Malaysian shuttler Daren Liew appeared ready to put a turbulent 2014 behind him on Thursday as he had to battle hard to beat Malaysian champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli 23-21, 22-20 in a two-set thriller to advance into the Malaysia Masters quarter-finals.Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How has the potential to evolve into world top 10, if they could loose weight and could improve their physical stamina

    Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How has the potential to evolve into world top 10, if they could loose weight and could improve their physical stamina

  • Purple League: Tan Boon Heong/Ow Yao Han hand Puchong United their first loss

    Kuala Lumpur: On Saturday afternoon, Puchong United BC saw its unbeaten streak go by the wayside in a 10-11 loss to Kepong BC, which finished the day on a 7-game winning streak.

    Kepong BC, who started Nur Azriyn Ayup has no answer to Daren Liew of Puchong United in the first men's singles match, losing 11-7, 5-11, 8-11, 8-11.Ow Yao Han (left) and Tan Boon Heong are one of the strongest men's doubles at Purple League

    Ow Yao Han (left) and Tan Boon Heong are one of the strongest men's doubles at Purple League

  • Chong Wei Feng, Tan Boon Heong lift Kepong past Ampang Jaya at Purple League

    Kuala Lumpur: Chong Wei Feng of Kepong BC rallied from a set down to beat Muhammad Shawal Mohd Ismail 3-1 in the first men's singles match between Kepong BC and Ampang Jaya BC on Thursday.With Chong Wei Feng and Tan Boon Heong, Kepong BC is one of the strongest teams in Purple League (Photo: Kepong BC FB)

    With Chong Wei Feng and Tan Boon Heong, Kepong BC is one of the strongest teams in Purple League (Photo: Kepong BC FB)


  • Hafiz leads Cheras BC to victory over Nusajaya BC at Kopiko Purple League

    Kuala Lumpur: Despite losing the last two matches, Cheras BC managed to hang on to pull off a 12-10 victory over Nusajaya BC on Saturday.

    In the first men's singles match, former All-England champion Muhd Hafiz Hashim of Cheras BC continued his stunning revival under the 11-point scoring system when he knocked out world number 17 Boonsak Ponsana 11-6, 8-11, 11-6, 5-11, 11-9 in 47 minutes.Can you find Simon Santoso, Chong Wei Feng and Tan Boon Heong in this picture? (Photo: Purple League's FB)

    Can you find Simon Santoso, Chong Wei Feng and Tan Boon Heong in this picture? (Photo: Purple League's FB)

  • Happy New Year! Reliving the top 10 greatest moments of Malaysian badminton from 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: 2014 may not have been a stellar year for Malaysian badminton, but hey, it's all depends on how you look at it. BadmintonPlanet.com have put together a list of top 10 best moments of Malaysian badminton in 2014, thank you for reading and hope you enjoy the list.

    BadmintonPlanet.com's top 10 greatest moments of Malaysian badminton from 2014 in chronological order.Reliving the top 10 greatest moments of Malaysian badminton from 2014

    Reliving the top 10 greatest moments of Malaysian badminton from 2014

  • Indonesia beat Malaysia, to play Thailand in Axiata Cup final

    Kuala Lumpur: Indonesian advanced to the Axiata Cup final even though they settled for a 2-2 draw with Malaysia in the semi-final of 2014 Axiata Cup held in Kuala Lumpur Cheras Stadium on Saturday. The 2012 Axiata Cup Champion Indonesia qualified for the final based on a tournament format which Indonesia had won two more games than Malaysia.Chong Wei Feng suffers a tough loss in the semi-finall of Axiata Cup

    Chong Wei Feng suffers a tough loss in the semi-finall of Axiata Cup

  • Kopiko Purple League: Kepong BC edge Bangsar Hawks BC 16-7

    Kuala Lumpur: The Kepong BC was taking full advantage of having Chong Wei Feng and Tan Boon Heong returned to its lineup after both players helped qualified Malaysia for the Axiata Cup semi-finals in Jakarta two days ago.Given proper training and exposure, 17-year old Loh Kean Yew has the potential to rise to stardom

    Given proper training and exposure, 17-year old Loh Kean Yew has the potential to rise to stardom

  • Axiata Cup: Malaysia does just enough to reach semi-finals

    Jakarta: Tan Boon Heong (right) and Tan Wee Kiong have been pretty stable in their lastest two matches

    Tan Boon Heong (right) and Tan Wee Kiong have been pretty stable in their lastest two matches

  • Axiata Cup: Boon Heong-Wee Kiong, Peng Soon-Pei Jing help Malaysia roll on

    Jakarta: After beating Philippines 4-0 on Tuesday, Malaysia is one win away to qualify for the semi-finals of the Axiata Cup.

    In the men’s singles event, Chong Wei Feng needed only 29 minutes to down Jason Oba-On with 21-12, 21-14. Then, Tee Jing Yi put Malaysia ahead with 2-0 after she eased past Airah Mae Nicole Aldo 21-12, 21-12 in women singles.Chan Peng Soon and Lai Pei Jing are actually the best mixed doubles in Malaysia, don't know why their coaches keep partnering them with other players

    Chan Peng Soon and Lai Pei Jing are actually the best mixed doubles in Malaysia, don't know why their coaches keep partnering them with other players

  • Axiata Cup: Malaysia beat Vietnam 3-1

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia got off to a flying start when they defeated Vietnam 3-1 in their first match in the preliminary round of the Piala Axiata 2014 at the Britama Arena in Jakarta Thursday.Hoon Thien How and Tan Boon Heong at the 2014 Axiata Cup

    Hoon Thien How and Tan Boon Heong at the 2014 Axiata Cup

  • Koo Kien Keat says farewell in rubber game loss

    Copenhagen: Goodbye, Kien Keat.

    Koo Kien Keat, one of the most talented men's doubles badminton players in badminton history played the final game of his illustrious career on Thursday afternoon. He and Tan Boon Heong went down in a hard-fought contest to Taiwan’s Lee Sheng Mu/Tsai Chia Hsin 21-14, 10-21, 19-21 in the last 16 of BWF World Championships.Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Ehong plays their last game in Copenhagen

    Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Ehong plays their last game in Copenhagen

  • Malaysia's new triple "doubles" confirmed

    Kuala Lumpur: National doubles coach Pang Cheh Chang has finally acknowledged that there will be some reshuffling in the men's doubles department after the World Championship.Malaysia's new big three men's doubles: Wee Kiong - V Shem (top left), Boon Heong-Thien How (top right), Yao Han- Khim Wah (bottom)

    Malaysia's new big three men's doubles: Wee Kiong - V Shem (top left), Boon Heong-Thien How (top right), Yao Han- Khim Wah (bottom)

  • Boon Heong-Kien Keat plays final game at World Champs

    Kuala Lumpur: Tan Boon Heong is looking forward to reunite with Koo Kien Keat for one last shot at the World Championships in Copenhagen on August 25-31.Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong Malaysians won the 2007 All England men's doubles title

    Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong Malaysians won the 2007 All England men's doubles title

  • Australian Open: Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How falters

    Sydney: Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How failed to gain revenge in Sydney as they were crushed by world number two Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong 21-14, 21-16 in the men’s doubles semi-finals in 47 minutes. In last month's Thomas Cup Group C tie against Korea, Tan-Hoon lost to the Korean pair 19-21, 19-21.

     

    "The Korean played a lot of high quality shots today. We gave our best, it's just so hard to score a single point from the Korean," said Boon Heong.

     Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong and Hoon Thien How-Tan Boon Heong at post game press conference

    Lee Yong-dae-Yoo Yeon-seong and Hoon Thien How-Tan Boon Heong at post game press conference

    "This is the second tournament for Thien How and I playing as a pair, even though we reached semi-final, but I am not satisfy with the result. We came so close from reaching the final to earn a shot of becoming the men's doubles champion at Australia," said the disappointed Boon Heong.

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