• Mak Hee Chun and Teo Kok Siang resign from BAM

    Kuala Lumpur: After being recalled by the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) to strengthen the men’s doubles department at the end of February, the former Asia and World junior boys doubles champion Mak Hee Chun once again has decided to quit playing for BAM.Mak Hee Chun (left) and Teo Kok Siang won the world junior championship title in 2008.

    Mak Hee Chun (left) and Teo Kok Siang won the world junior championship title in 2008.

  • Muhammad Hafiz Hashim storms into Chinese Taipei Open main draw

    Taipei: For a long time it seemed we would not able to see the 2003 All England champion Muhammad Hafiz Hashim to compete at the highest level of badminton anymore, proving he still had plenty of fuel in his tank, the 32-year-old Malaysian sprung two surprises on Tuesday at the Chinese Taipei Open qualifying round when he defeated compatriot Jimmy Tay Yu Lun 21-17 , 15-21, 21-7 in 50 minutes, and sparked a strong comeback to closed out a tough victory over Lin Chia Hsuan of Chinese Taipei in the second qualifying match with 18-21, 21-17, 22-20 in 55 minutes. Hafiz is set to square off with Jeon Hyeok-Jin of Korea on Wednesday. Jeon Hyeok-Jin is going to be a tough nut to crack for Hafiz, since he has proved his worth by pulling off an upset triumph over world No. 9 Son Wan Ho at last week's 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade men's singles final.Hafiz plays much better than a lot of players in the Malaysia national team.

    Hafiz plays much better than a lot of players in the Malaysia national team.

  • Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong off to a great start in Australian Open

    Sydney: Former world No. 1 men's pair Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong of Malaysia got their comeback campaign at the Australian Open in Sydney off to a flyer. The Malaysian duo produced straight sets 21-12, 21-19 victory over Hong Kong's Alan Chan Yun Lung/Reginald Lee Chun Hei in their first qualifier. Koo/Tan then returned to the court at around 4.30pm Sydney time to demolish their compatriots Jagdish Singh/Roni Tan Wee Long 21-17, 21-13 in just 31 minutes to make it to the main draw that starts on Wednesday.Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong get off to good start in Australian Open 2015.

    Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong get off to good start in Australian Open 2015.

  • Two pairs of former world junior champions to reunite after Tan Boon Heong's departure

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) had admitted their preparation for the 2016 Olympic was hampered by Tan Boon Heong's sudden departure last Wednesday.Mak Hee Chun (holding the trophy) and Teo Kok Siang (holding the flowers) win both Asian and world junior titles in 2008.

    Mak Hee Chun (holding the trophy) and Teo Kok Siang (holding the flowers) win both Asian and world junior titles in 2008.

  • Kok Siang just can’t get a lucky break (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: Doubles shuttler Teo Kok Siang is one of the most talented players with the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM). Unfortunately, a series of bad luck has halted his progress over the last three years.

    It may have impeded his progress but it certainly hasn’t dampened his enthusiasm nor desire to dream big.Physiotherapist Sandra Fiedler (right) helping Teo Kok Siang with some light workout session at Stadium Juara on Friday.

    Yesterday, Kok Siang, with a scar on his forehead and an ugly mark on his right hand, was a picture of steely determination as he underwent rehabilitation following a car crash on the eve of the Chinese New Year that left him with multiple fractures on his right hand as well as injuries to his head, which needed more than 20 stitches.

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