• More misery for Kien Keat-Boon Heong (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: Have national men’s doubles shuttler Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong lost their motivation to play?

    All indicators point that way if their string of misfortunes are anything to go by.

    On Thursday, Kien Keat suffered another blow in his bid to revive his flagging career. He had to request for time off from the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) after the recurrence of an eye infection.Kien Keat now requires a laser surgery for his eye infection.

    It now requires immediate laser treatment, which he hopes to get done on Monday.

    This means, Kien Keat will miss a scheduled physical test, which is being planned by the National Sports Institute (NSI) next week.

  • Kien Keat-Boon Heong to learn fate by month-end (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: The future of Malaysia’s top men’s doubles pair Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong hinges on the report of their fitness level.

    The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) are awaiting a thorough report from experts at the National Sports Institute (NSI) on Kien Keat-Boon Heong’s physical condition.Koo Kien Keat (right) and Tan Boon Heong reached the nadir of their career after crashing out of the opening round in the Malaysian Open in January 2014 prompting a directive to freeze them from playing pending an inquest.

    BAM deputy president Datuk Norza Zakaria said on Sunday that they would convene a special meeting to decide on the duo’s fate as soon as the report is out.

    “We are in the midst of a fact-finding mission. The president (Tan Sri Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff) has met with the players and we are now getting feedbacks from their coaches,” said Norza.

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