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Lee Hyun-il plays in 2014 Incheon Asian Games

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Published: 09 August 2014
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Korea: According to Yonhap News Agency, the 34-year-old South Korean badminton veteran Lee Hyun-il had been included into Korean team in preparation for the 2014 Incheon Asian Games this September.So, Lee Hyun-il, when are you going to retire, for good? :-)

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Current and former shuttlers stand behind Rashid Sidek

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Published: 09 August 2014
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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

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Elyas Omar to BAM: Stop Arguing!

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Published: 08 August 2014
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Kuala Lumpur:  Former president of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Tan Sri Elyas Omar urged current president of BAM Tan Sri Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff and men’s singles coach Rashid Sidek to resolve their conflicts immediately. Tan Sri Elyas said the attitude of pointing fingers at each other after the poor performance of men’s singles at Glasgow is otherwise inappropriate, and both parties must share the responsibility equally.Tan Sri Elyas Omar (4th from left) is the most successful president of BAM in the past 22 years

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Rashid Sidek dropped from World Champs Squad

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Published: 08 August 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's chief coach Rashid Sidek was excluded from the Copenhagen World Championships after falling out with president of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff.

"The president called a management meeting on Wednesday, introduced Hendrawan as my replacement to the World Championships coaching staff," said Rashid. The 1996 Atlanta Olympic bronze medalist also claimed that he had not been informed by BAM about that meeting.Rashid Sidek plays major role in Malaysia's 1992 Thomas Cup victory.

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Finger-pointing after Malaysian men's singles' loss at Glasgow

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Published: 07 August 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: On Monday, president of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff voiced his unhappiness over the poor performances of men's singles players at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. He also denied that he and other association members interfered with the shuttlers selection process. Althought he didn't refer to a specific name, he clearly targeted the men's singles head coach, Rashid Sidek, who was responsible for picking players to replace Datuk Lee Chong Wei at Glasgow.Rashid, Tengku Mahaleel, let's forgive each other, and move on to more pressing matters such as strengthening the men's singles department.

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