• Cheah Soon Kit planning to return to BAM as doubles coach

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) confirmed that they have already approached former men's doubles shuttler Cheah Soon Kit about his availability to become BAM's next men's doubles coach. That position was vacated after Tan Kim Her has decided to join Badminton Association of India in July.Cheah Soon Kit (left) and Yap Kim Hock pose with their 1996 Olympic silver medals.

    Cheah Soon Kit (left) and Yap Kim Hock pose with their 1996 Olympic silver medals.

  • Men's doubles the weakest link for Malaysia Thomas Cup team

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia badminton has traditionally been known to produce and to nurture top men's doubles. Started with Tan Aik Huang/Yew Cheng Hoe in the 60's, Ng Boon Bee/Punch Gunalan in the 70's, Razif Sidek/Jalani Sidek in the 80's, Cheah Soon-Kit/Soo Beng Kiang, Cheah Soon-Kit/Yap Kim Hock, Datuk Punch Gunalan holding the Thomas Cup aloft. Next to him are Razif Sidek and Foo Kok Keong. Year 1992 was the last time Malaysia won the Thomas Cup.

    Datuk Punch Gunalan holding the Thomas Cup aloft. Next to him are Razif Sidek and Foo Kok Keong. Year 1992 was the last time Malaysia won the Thomas Cup.
    Lee Wan Wah/Chong Tan Fook in the 90's, and Chew Chong Eng/Chan Chong Ming, Koo Kien Keat/ Tan Boon Heong in the 2000's. Although some of these pairs may not always be the dominant power in the badminton world, but, men's doubles has always been huge factor to secure points for Malaysia's Thomas Cup team.

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