MALAYSIA kicked off their Group Z campaign in the World Junior Badminton Championships mixed team event with contrasting, but comfortable, victories at the Sultan Abdul Halim Indoor Stadium in Alor Setar yesterday.
The national players were not required to lift their racquets for their opening match against Cambodia in the morning.
The Cambodians failed to turn up and Malaysia were awarded a 5-0 walkover win.
The tournament organisers stated that the Cambodian squad faced problems leaving Phnom Penh, but will arrive in Alor Setar in time for the start of the individual events next Wednesday.
Later in the evening, the well-rested hosts took to the court and beat Singapore 4-1 for their second win in the five-team group.
The Singaporeans looked lethargic after a tough 0-5 defeat to Japan earlier in the morning.