• Chong Wei Feng withdraws ahead of Sabah Open

    Kuala Lumpur: In an unfortunate finish to the year of 2014, Malaysia's number two men's singles player Chong Wei Feng’s was forced to withdraw from Sabah Open badminton championships before it starts on Wednesday in Kota Kinabalu, due to an ankle injury he sustained during the Axiata Cup.Wish Chong Wei Feng a speedy recovery

    Wish Chong Wei Feng a speedy recovery

  • Daren Liew concerns about coaches' contracts

    Kuala Lumpur: With contracts for nearly all senior coaches at Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) expiring at the end of December, and decision on contract extensions for those coaches still in limbo, Daren Liew expressed his concerns over the uncertain situation.

    "I must admit there's growing anxiety among the players, as we do not know who will coach and guide us at the beginning of next year," said Daren.Rashid Sidek,Tey Seu Bock, Pang Cheh Chang, Rosman Razak (from left to right)

    Rashid Sidek,Tey Seu Bock, Pang Cheh Chang, Rosman Razak (from left to right)

  • Norza thinks Malaysia rely on Lee Chong Wei too much

    Kuala Lumpur: Deputy president of the Badminton Association of Malaysia’s (BAM) Datuk Mohamad Norza Zakaria was disappointed after Malaysia lost to Asia All-Stars last Sunday for the consolation third-fourth place match based on overall points scored.

    "There were two reasons for our failure at the Axiata Cup. First, we were relying too much on Chong Wei. Secondly, we were expecting senior players such as Chong Wei Feng and Daren Liew to deliver," said Norza.BAM should start giving young shuttler such as Lim Chi Wing (right) more exposure at the senior level tournament

    BAM should start giving young shuttler such as Lim Chi Wing (right) more exposure at the senior level tournament

  • Kopiko Purple League: Sugiarto and Liew lead Puchong United BC to victory

    Kuala Lumpur: World number 5 Tommy Sugiarto and Daren Liew who are representing Puchong United BC at the Kopiko Purple League, led their team to a dominating win over Kajang BC with a final score of 18-5 on Thursday.

    Tommy Sugiarto didn't face any real resistance from Wong Kin Yik of Kajang BC as he won the first men's singles match 11-3, 11-3, 11-4 in 25 minutes. Victories from Lim Chiew Sien (women's singles), Agripinna Prima/Fran Kurniawan (men's doubles), Wong Fai Yin/Woon Khe Wei (mixed doubles) combined to give the Puchong United BC a 12-3 lead.Can you find Tommy Sugiarto and Daren Liew in this picture? (Photo: Purple League)

    Can you find Tommy Sugiarto and Daren Liew in this picture? (Photo: Purple League)

  • 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

  • Daren Liew, Tee Jing Yi keep Malaysia's Axiata Cup hope alive

    Jakarta: After falling into a tournament slump by losing to Indonesia 0-4 and Thailand 1-3, Malaysia bounced back with stellar performances on Monday to thump Europe All Stars 4-0 at the Britama Arena.

    Daren Liew pulled off a great escape as he rallied from behind when trailing 5-11 in the decider to snatch victory from Frenchman Brice Leverdez with 21-13, 14-21, 21-18 in 52 minutes.Tan Boon Heong-Tan Wee Kiong seal the winning point for the Malaysian camp

    Tan Boon Heong-Tan Wee Kiong seal the winning point for the Malaysian camp

  • Axiata Cup: Thailand oust Malaysia 3-1

    Jakarta: After being vanquished by Indonesia in humiliating fashion at the Axiata Cup on Saturday, Malaysia were forced to adjust their rotation and get contributions from other players.

    Daren Liew who replaced Chong Wei Feng in the men's singles event, came out of the gate firing, blasted past Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of Thailand 21-18, 21-9 in just 31 minutes.Daren Liew plays can a fast paced badminton against Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk

    Daren Liew plays can a fast paced badminton against Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk

  • Malaysia hope for good turnout in Axiata Cup without Lee Chong Wei

    Kuala Lumpur: With the absence of world number one Lee Chong Wei, it would be an uphill task for team Malaysia to defend the trophy at the 2014 Axiata Cup tournament. Malaysia defeated Thailand 3-1 to win the cup in 2013.The World No 1 Lee Chong Wei guided Malaysia to a 3-1 Axiata Cup win over Thailand in 2013.

    The World No 1 Lee Chong Wei guided Malaysia to a 3-1 Axiata Cup win over Thailand in 2013.

  • Daren Liew ousted in day 1 of Korea Grand Prix

    Jeonju: The world number 66 Daren Liew who are anxious to redeem himself at Korea Grand Prix after a recent career slump, suffered an early exit in Jeonju City on Wednesday.Daren Liew continues to struggle

    Daren Liew continues to struggle


  • Daren Liew and Goh Soon Huat to meet in Perak Open final

    Ipoh: Top seed Daren Liew and Thomas Cup backup shuttler Goh Soon Huat notched up hard fought victories to reach the Perak Open final on Saturday.Daren Liew will play Goh Soon Huat in Perak Open final

    Daren Liew will play Goh Soon Huat in Perak Open final

  • Arif, Daren Liew in Perak Open quarters

    Ipoh: Despite his heel injury, former Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) shuttler - Mohd Arif Abdul Latif defeated Cheam June Wei 22-20, 21-13 and Chong Yee Han 21-13, 21-10 to march into the last eight of Perak Open.Mohd Arif Abdul Latif used to be able to defeat Chen Long of China, but things that are completely opposite now

    Mohd Arif Abdul Latif used to be able to defeat Chen Long of China, but things that are completely opposite now

  • H.S. Prannoy beats Daren Liew to reach Indonesian Masters final

    Palembang: After making the Vietnam Open Grand Prix final last week, Indian shuttler H.S. Prannoy once again entered the men’s singles summit clash at the $125,000 Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold in Palembang on Saturday.HS Prannoy plays  Firman Abdul Kholik in the Indonesian Masters Final

    HS Prannoy plays Firman Abdul Kholik in the Indonesian Masters Final

  • Daren, Zulfadli, Mei Kuan-Meng Yean in Indonesian Masters semis

    Palembang: For the first time in many months, Daren Liew looked truly at ease and confident on the badminton court. He was precise and resilient, defeating sixth seed Sai Praneeth of India 21-15 21-16 in the quarter-finals of Indonesian Masters GPG.Lee Meng Yean and Chow Mei Kuan continues their impressive run at the Indonesian Masters GPG

    Lee Meng Yean and Chow Mei Kuan continues their impressive run at the Indonesian Masters GPG

  • Daren Liew stuns Dionysius Rumbaka at Indonesian Masters

    Palembang: Just when things couldn't get any worse, they suddenly couldn't get any better for Daren Liew. On Thursday, Daren rebounded from his recent disastrous career slump to upset top seed Indonesian Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka 22-20, 21-14, in round two of the Indonesian Masters GPG. There's still hope for Daren Liew if he continues to play well

    There's still hope for Daren Liew if he continues to play well


  • Daren Liew cruises into second round at Indonesian Masters GP

    Palembang: On Wednesday, Daren Liew breezed through the opening match of 2014 Indonesian Masters over Indonesian shuttler Rajid Patriawan 21-16, 21-16 in 28 minutes. Although it was still early in the competition, Daren Liew who was dropped from the Asian Games squad has shown encouraging signs of rejuvenation after a lackluster year.Daren Liew hopes to do well at Indonesia Masters GP

    Daren Liew hopes to do well at Indonesia Masters GP

  • Aik Quan- Pei Jing, Daren Liew to redeem themselves in Indonesian GP

    Palembang: On Tuesday, Malaysian mixed doubles pair Tan Aik Quan-Lai Pei Jing crushed their Indonesian opponent Supriadi Tedi-Mychelle Crhystine Bandaso 21-10, 21-11 in the opening round of the 2014 Indonesian Masters. They will play Lukhi Apri Nugroho-Masita Mahmudin of Indonesia on Thursday.Wish Lai Pei Jing-Tan Aik Quan best of luck in the Indonesia Masters GP

    Wish Lai Pei Jing-Tan Aik Quan best of luck in the Indonesia Masters GP

  • Current and former shuttlers stand behind Rashid Sidek

    Kuala Lumpur: Almost A week after president of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff openly criticize men's singles coach for Daren Liew and Chong Wei Feng's disastrous performances at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, both players have decided to stand behind their coach over this finger-pointing saga.Chong Wei Feng (left) and Daren Liew are standing behind their coach

    Chong Wei Feng (left) and Daren Liew are standing behind their coach

  • Daren Liew barred from future tournaments

    Glasgow: If losing in Thomas Cup final against Takuma Ueda has largely been forgiven by the home-country crowds, losing in the men's singles quarter-finals of Commonwealth Games against P. Kashyap may be the final straw for Daren Liew.Liew Daren suffered another blow to his career when he lost to India's P. Kashyap in the quarter-finals of the men's singles event at the Glasgow

    Liew Daren suffered another blow to his career when he lost to India's P. Kashyap in the quarter-finals of the men's singles event at the Glasgow

     

    Speaking with reporters on Sunday, Malaysia's national singles coach - two-time Commonwealth Games gold medalist Rashid Sidek expressed his disappointment at Malaysia's men's singles performance in the Commonwealth Games, and was especially dismayed by Daren Liew's lackluster form.

  • Glasgow 2014: Chong Wei Feng & Daren Liew crash out

    Glasgow: Malaysia's hope to defend the Commonwealth Games men's singles title took a hit on Friday when Chong Wei Feng and Daren Liew both lost to their Indian opponents respectively.

    The 2012 French Open champion Daren Liew suffered his round of 8 loss to world number 22 Parupalli Kashyap of India 13-21, 14-21 in a match that lasted 38 minutes; while Chong Wei Feng managed to stay afloat to force a deciding game, he struggled against the 24 year-old R. M. V. Gurusaidutt of India the entire third set and eventually lost to the Indian 15-21, 21-8, 17-21.Lai Pei Jing-Lim Yin Loo ecstatic after 2-1 win over No 1 seed Shinta Mulia Sari and Yao Lei of Singapore

    Lai Pei Jing-Lim Yin Loo ecstatic after 2-1 win over No 1 seed Shinta Mulia Sari and Yao Lei of Singapore

  • Glasgow 2014: 6 of 8 Malaysian shuttlers progress to the quarters

    Glasgow: National singles Chong Wei Feng who was given the task to step into the shoes of injured Datuk Lee Chong Wei stayed on track to win the men's single gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. He has put on a clinic in the round of 16 to brush aside Tony Stephenson from Northern Ireland 21-15, 21-10. He will play R.M.V Gurusaidutt from India in the quarterfinals on Friday.Can Lai Pei Jing/Chan Peng Soon defend the mixed doubles gold for Malaysia?

    Can Lai Pei Jing/Chan Peng Soon defend the mixed doubles gold for Malaysia?

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