• Rashid Sidek: Malaysia have strong Thomas Cup team

    Kuala Lumpur: Chances for the national badminton squad to qualify for the semifinals of the Thomas Cup competition appear to be brighter, according to former national chief coach, Rashid Sidek.

    He said the line-up of players, led by national champion Datuk Lee Chong Wei, was the best made by the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) for the final round in Kunshan, China from May 15 to 22.Rashid Sidek (left) and Rozman Razak, as well as Tommy Sugiarto (middle) are new additions to the AirAsia Badminton Academy. (photo: Muhd Asyraf Sawal)

    Rashid Sidek (left) and Rozman Razak, as well as Tommy Sugiarto (middle) are new additions to the AirAsia Badminton Academy. (photo: Muhd Asyraf Sawal)

  • Zulfadli Zulkiffli, Tai An Khang/Hong Kheng Yew in Singapore Open main draw

    Singapore: Malaysia had a dismal performance in the Singapore Open qualifying on Tuesday, until Malaysia's former world junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli lit it up by defeating R. M. V. Gurusaidutt of India 21-14, 16-21, 21-17 before facing his brother in the second qualifying round.

    The 23-year-old Zulfadli needed only 22 minutes to see off his brother Zulhelmi 21-14, 21-11 to advance to the main draw. Zulfadli will play last week's Malaysia Open semi-finalist Christie Jonatan on Wednesday.Zulfadli Zulkiffli needs big break through in international badminton.

    Zulfadli Zulkiffli needs big break through in international badminton.

  • Chong Wei Feng quits Malaysia national team

    Kuala Lumpur: After 12 years of serving in the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), World No. 45 men's singles player Chong Wei Feng has decided it's time to quit the organization.BadmintonPlanet wish Chong Wei Feng all the best and good luck on his new adventure.

    BadmintonPlanet wish Chong Wei Feng all the best and good luck on his new adventure.

  • Chong Wei Feng, Zulfadli Zulkiffli make early exits at India Open

    New Delhi: World No. 45 Chong Wei Feng of Malaysia was stunned by Japan's World No. 42 Kenta Nishimoto while former world junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli was also sent packing in the second qualifying match of the India Open in New Delhi, India on Tuesday.Chong Wei Feng suffers another early exit at 2016 India Open.

    Chong Wei Feng suffers another early exit at 2016 India Open.

  • Hendrawan: Lee Chong Wei on alert to Chou Tien Chen threat at All England

    Birmingham: Malaysia's national singles coach Hendrawan described last week's German Open runner-up Chou Tien Chen is on impressive form heading into the All England, and is going to be a big threat for Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei in the quarter-finals.Lee Chong Wei is targeting his fourth All England title in Birmingham this week. (photo: GettyImages)

    Lee Chong Wei is targeting his fourth All England title in Birmingham this week. (photo: GettyImages)

  • Iskandar, Zulfadli, Wei Feng in Syed Modi GP 3rd round

    Lucknow: Malaysian shuttlers Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin, Zulfadli Zulkiffli, Chong Wei Feng, and Goh Giap Chin made it through on day one of the main draw of Syed Modi International Badminton tournament on Wednesday.2016 could be a breakthrough for Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin.

    2016 could be a breakthrough for Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin.

  • Daren Liew departs BAM on a low note

    Kuala Lumpur: Daren Liew who was once ranked World No. 10 and was once regarded as the best player to lead the Malaysian team after Lee Chong Wei retires, played his last match under the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) set-up on Wednesday when he lost to Thailand’s veteran player Boonsak Ponsana in the first round of the Malaysia Masters 10-21, 15-21 in 34 minutes.Wishing Daren Liew good luck in his new adventure!

    Wishing Daren Liew good luck in his new adventure!

  • Puchong United shock Kepong to face Muar City in Resorts World Genting Champions Challenge Final

    Genting Highlands: Playing without Chong Wei Feng, defending champions Kepong BC suffered a heartbreaking 10-11 defeat to Puchong United BC in the semi-finals of Resorts World Genting Champions Challenge on Saturday.

    Kepong BC's fortunes for winning the tie looked promising when Wei Nan defeated Malaysia's national men's singles shuttler, Daren Liew 11-9, 8-11, 9-11, 11-10, 11-9 to put Kepong BC ahead with 3-2.Syed Akhbar Shah Syed Mustakim swarmed by his teammates after winning the decisive second men's singles match. (photo: Purple League)

    Syed Akhbar Shah Syed Mustakim swarmed by his teammates after winning the decisive second men's singles match. (photo: Purple League)

  • Chong Wei Feng delivers victory for Kepong BC in Resorts World Genting Champions Challenge

    Genting Highlands: World No. 41 Chong Wei Feng pulled off arguably the most impressive feat of his Purple League performance when he contributed final three points in the last match of the tie on Wednesday.Chong Wei Feng shows the courage to fight back when he was trailing in the match against Krishnan Yogendran. (photo: Bernama)

    Chong Wei Feng shows the courage to fight back when he was trailing in the match against Krishnan Yogendran. (photo: Bernama)

  • Malaysia Purple League: Kepong BC survive stirring comeback

    Kuala Lumpur: Chong Wei Feng brought the audience to life on Thursday when he produced some fireworks to fight back from two sets down before eventually winning in five sets against Thomi Azizan Mahbub of Bangsar Hawks BC.Chong Wei Feng played brilliantly for Kepong BC on Thursday.

    Chong Wei Feng played brilliantly for Kepong BC on Thursday.

  • Malaysia Purple League: Petaling Jaya BC climb up to second place

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's Purple League ended the ninth round of the contest on Sunday, and despite the absence of Lee Chong Wei, Petaling Jaya BC were able to defeat Cheras BC 12-7 to move up one spot to No. 2 in the Purple League standings.Zulfadli Zulkifli defeats Muhammad Hafiz Hashim in the tie between Cheras BC and Petaling Jaya BC on Sunday. (photo: Cheras BC)

    Zulfadli Zulkifli defeats Muhammad Hafiz Hashim in the tie between Cheras BC and Petaling Jaya BC on Sunday. (photo: Cheras BC)

  • Lee Yong-Dae strong in his Purple League debut as Muar City win

    Kuala Lumpur: World No. 1 men's doubles player Lee Yong-Dae enjoyed strong debut in the Malaysia Purple League on Tuesday, when he and former World No. 1 men's doubles ace Tan Boon Heong teamed up to defeat Hoon Thien How/Teo Kok Siang 11-8, 11-3, 11-5 in 27 minutes to give Muar City BC a 12-2 lead over Nusajaya BC.Hope to see more action and exciting games from Lee Yong-Dae in Purple League. (photo: Muar City BC)

    Hope to see more action and exciting games from Lee Yong-Dae in Purple League. (photo: Muar City BC)

  • Chong Wei Feng leads Kepong to beat Ampang Jaya in Purple League

    Kuala Lumpur: Chong Wei Feng guided Kepong to finish off a stunning comeback to beat Ampang Jaya 9-7 in the Malaysia Purple League on Sunday.Kepong BC is now ranked No. 6 in Purple League. (photo: Kepong BC)

    Kepong BC is now ranked No. 6 in Purple League. (photo: Kepong BC)

  • Macau Open: Low Juan Shen/Tan Kian Meng pull off stunners against Liu Xiaolong/Qiu Zihan

    Macau: Young Malaysian pair Low Juan Shen/Tan Kian Meng gave their team much to celebrate on Wednesday as they pulled off the biggest upset of the day to beat No. 1 seed Liu Xiaolong/Qiu Zihan of China 21-19, 21-14 in men's doubles first round of Macau Open.Way to go Tan Kian Meng (left)/Low Juan Shen! (photo: Macau Open)

    Way to go Tan Kian Meng (left)/Low Juan Shen! (photo: Macau Open)
  • Hong Kong Open: Lee Chong Wei sets up Chen Long clash as Lin Dan exits

    Hong Kong: Former world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia and current world No. 1 Chen Long of China will square off for the 23rd time in their career in the quarter-finals of the Hong Kong Open on Friday.Lee Chong Wei is playing with renewed confidence in Hong Kong. (photo: AFP)

    Lee Chong Wei is playing with renewed confidence in Hong Kong. (photo: AFP)

  • Chong Wei Feng & Wei Nan join Malaysia Purple League’s Kepong Badminton Club

    Kuala Lumpur: The much awaited second season of Malaysia Purple League has kicked off on November 4th 2015, with all 12 teams ready to compete for total prize money of RM 2.3 million. Same as last season, highest ranked team in the Purple League's standings at the end of the season will take home RM 1 million dollars.Badminton players from Kepong Badminton Club (KBC) take picture with Purple League's founder Dato Jack Koh (front row-third from left).(photo: Purple League)

    Badminton players from Kepong Badminton Club (KBC) take picture with Purple League's founder Dato Jack Koh (front row-third from left).(photo: Purple League)

  • Chong Wei Feng, Tommy Sugiarto ousted at Bitburger Open

    Saarbrucken: Malaysian Chong Wei Feng pressed and fought, but ultimately failed to escape the Bitburger Open men's singles third round against German No. 3 seed Marc Zwiebler on Thursday. Zwiebler's 17-21, 21-13, 21-17 victory was his second against Chong in their 3rd career meetings.Roger Federer survives major scare on Thursday to advance to Bitburger Open quarter-finals.

    Roger Federer survives major scare on Thursday to advance to Bitburger Open quarter-finals.

  • Bitburger Open Day 2: Chong Wei Feng, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong march on

    Saarbrucken: Chong Wei Feng eased to a 21-11, 21-18 second-round win at Bitburger Open on Wednesday against Lukas Schmidt of Germany.

    The No. 14 seed Malaysian took just 35 minutes to complete victory over world No. 637 Lukas Schmidt. Chong will set up a last 16 clash with another German player, No. 3 seed Marc Zwiebler next.Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong have to prove themselves at Bitburger Open.

    Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong have to prove themselves at Bitburger Open.

  • Chong Wei Feng sole Malaysian survivor in Day 1 of Bitburger Open

    Saarbrucken: Malaysian shuttler Chong Wei Feng who has been looking to rebuild his career, survived a major scare in the opening round of Bitburger Open, needed 71 minutes to beat Kai Schaefer of Germany 21-15, 20-22, 21-15 on Tuesday.Keep up the good work Chong Wei Feng!

    Keep up the good work Chong Wei Feng!

  • French Open: Chong Wei Feng advances, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying & Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir exit

    Paris: Both Chong Wei Feng and Tee Jing Yee of Malaysia have breezed into the French Open main draw on Tuesday while two mixed doubles pairs Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying and Wong Fai Yin/Chow Mei Kuan were disappointed with first-round exits.Hope Chong Wei Feng can go one step further at French Open.

    Hope Chong Wei Feng can go one step further at French Open.

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