• BAM pick Lee Chong Wei, Zulfadli Zulkiffli for 2015 World Championship

    Kuala Lumpur: President of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Tan Sri Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff announced on Monday that BAM will send former world number one Datuk Lee Chong Wei and former world junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli to the 2015 World Championship held in Jakarta, this August.Hope Zulfadli Zulkiffli can recreate his dominance at the professional level.

    Hope Zulfadli Zulkiffli can recreate his dominance at the professional level.

  • BAM very likely to send Lee Chong Wei to Jakarta World Championships

    Kuala Lumpur: After the Badminton World Federation (BWF) have opted against giving twice Olympic silver medalist Lee Chong Wei a wildcard for the 2015 world championships in Jakarta, Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have been left with no option but to choose 2 of the 3 most eligible players, namely Lee Chong Wei, Chong Wei Feng and Zulfadli Zulkifli for the tournament.Lee Chong Wei during a training session at Dongguan before the start of Sudirman Cup. (photo: Reuters)

    Lee Chong Wei during a training session at Dongguan before the start of Sudirman Cup. (photo: Reuters)

  • Lee Chong Wei drops to 45th, BAM to decide if he could play at world champs

    Kuala Lumpur: With his eight-month suspension officially ended on April 30, 2015, former world number one shuttler Datuk Lee Chong Wei's has dropped to No. 45th place in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings, behind Malaysian shuttlers Chong Wei Feng who was ranked 31st and Zulfadli Zulkiffli in the 41st place.Can't wait to see Lee Chong Wei play again. (photo: Reuters)

    Can't wait to see Lee Chong Wei play again. (photo: Reuters)

  • Malaysia Open: Vivian/Khe Wei, Amelia Anscelly/Fie Cho in 2nd round

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian women's doubles pairs of Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei and Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho cruised to the second round of the Malaysia Open Super Series at Putra Stadium, Bukit Jalil on Wednesday.Coach Rosman should be proud of Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei and Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho's performances on Day 1 of Malaysia Open (photo: Rosman Razak's FB)

    Coach Rosman should be proud of Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei and Amelia Alicia Anscelly/Soong Fie Cho's performances on Day 1 of Malaysia Open (photo: Rosman Razak's FB)

  • Malaysian Open: Zulfadli Zulkifli saves the day for Malaysia

    Kuala Lumpur: The 2011 BWF world junior champion Zulfadli Zulkifli became the sole Malaysia men's singles representative who successfully made it to the main draw at the Malaysian Open on Tuesday. Zulkifli prevented Malaysia from creating an embarrassing record where for the first time in the history of Malaysian Open, no Malaysian men's singles player could make it to main draw.Zulfadli Zulkifli is a talented player that needs great coaching program in order to become a world class player

    Zulfadli Zulkifli is a talented player that needs great coaching program in order to become a world class player

  • Swiss Open: Daren Liew exits after wasting 4 match points

    Basel: Facing Anand Pawar of India in the second round of Swiss Open, Malaysian shuttler Daren Liew took an early lead as he broke the 16th seed to win the first set at 21-13.Daren Liew had a golden opportunity to win his second round match at Swiss Open and he just utterly failed. (photo: Badminton Swiss Open)

    Daren Liew had a golden opportunity to win his second round match at Swiss Open and he just utterly failed. (photo: Badminton Swiss Open)

  • Swiss Open: Straight-set wins for Daren, Arif and Zulfadli

    Basel: Daren Liew and Mohamad Arif Abdul Latif were among the first round winners on Tuesday at the USD120, 000 Swiss Open.Wish Mohamad Arif Abdul Latif all the best at the Swiss Open

    Wish Mohamad Arif Abdul Latif all the best at the Swiss Open

  • Goh Liu Ying/Chan Peng Soon attempt to bounce back at K.L Open

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's badminton mixed doubles specialist Goh Liu Ying who has not played with her longtime partner Chan Peng Soon since underwent a knee injury in May 2014, hoped to make a comeback at the Kuala Lumpur Open that started on Feb 11.Chan Peng Soon / Goh Liu Ying used to form a formidable pairing in mixed doubles

    Chan Peng Soon / Goh Liu Ying used to form a formidable pairing in mixed doubles

  • Purple League's Nusajaya come from behind to shoot down Bangsar Hawks

    Kuala Lumpur: The battles were intense at Purple League on Saturday where 3 victories were decided by only a single point.

    Nusajaya and Bangsar Hawks, the two teams that have stumbled out of the Purple League postseason competition, unexpectedly raised their level of play on Saturday to have the audience absolutely exciting from the start.Kento Momota has been a fan favorite at the Purple League (photo: Purple League)

    Kento Momota has been a fan favorite at the Purple League (photo: Purple League)

  • Purple League: Muar City rises to the top

    Kuala Lumpur: Muar City BC shot down Bangsar Hawks BC 18-3 to reclaim the top spot in the Purple League rankings on Sunday.

    South Korean veteran Lee Hyun-Il of Muar City BC faced a tough opposition from Zulfadli Zulkiffli at the first men's singles match. The experienced South Korean eventually overcame a hefty challenge from the 2014 Malaysian Champion to prevail at 11-5, 8-11, 11-7, 11-6.Kenichi Tago is one of the top attractions at Purple League (Photo: Purple League)

    Kenichi Tago is one of the top attractions at Purple League (Photo: Purple League)

  • Zulfadli Zulkiffli vows to stays independent

    Kuala Lumpur: The reigning Malaysian champion and the 2011 world junior champion, Zulfadli Zulkifli said he has no plans to join the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) in the near future.Zulfadli Zulkiffli proves he can win Malaysian GP Finals without BAM

    Zulfadli Zulkiffli proves he can win Malaysian GP Finals without BAM

  • Happy New Year! Reliving the top 10 greatest moments of Malaysian badminton from 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: 2014 may not have been a stellar year for Malaysian badminton, but hey, it's all depends on how you look at it. BadmintonPlanet.com have put together a list of top 10 best moments of Malaysian badminton in 2014, thank you for reading and hope you enjoy the list.

    BadmintonPlanet.com's top 10 greatest moments of Malaysian badminton from 2014 in chronological order.Reliving the top 10 greatest moments of Malaysian badminton from 2014

    Reliving the top 10 greatest moments of Malaysian badminton from 2014

  • Amazing! Mak Hee Chun/Tan Bin Shen, Zulfadli Zulkifli are now the Malaysian Champions

    Kuala Terengganu: Inspiration comes from a lot of different places, but one thing that can always sweep us from under our feet is a great sports underdog.

    After a turbulent career at Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), the two ex-BAM players Mak Hee Chun/Tan Bin Shen who used to be nobodies after leaving BAM have somehow made their way to become somebodies. After winning the Sabah Open two weeks ago, Mak Hee Chun and Tan Bin Shen have every reason to smile again on Tuesday as they defeated BAM's back-up shuttlers Tan Wee Gieen and Teo Ee Yi 21-18, 21-15 in 35 minutes to win their first ever national men's doubles title.Mak Hee Chun (top right), Tan Bin Shen - go ahead to celebrate, then recharge, and refocus. Happy New Year!

    Mak Hee Chun (top right), Tan Bin Shen - go ahead to celebrate, then recharge, and refocus. Happy New Year!

  • Lim Chi Wing plays Daren Liew in semis of National GP Finals

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's back-up men’s singles shuttlers Lim Chi Wing who won the Vietnam International Series title in October, has done just enough to qualify for the National Grand Prix Finals in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.

    Despite losing to R. Satheishtharan 21-13, 12-21, 14-21 on Sunday morning, Lim Chi Wing defeated second seed Lim Fang Yang 21-17, 21-10 later in the afternoon. Together with his victory against Goh Giap Chin on Saturday, he has earned sufficient points to come out on top in Group B.Lim Chi Wing (right) could be promoted to Malaysia's senior squad if he manage to defeat Daren Liew in the men's singles semi-final

    Lim Chi Wing (right) could be promoted to Malaysia's senior squad if he manage to defeat Daren Liew in the men's singles semi-final

  • Teck Zhi, Zulfadli, Arif advance at Macau Open

    Kuala Lumpur: Fought back from a set down, the 2013 Asian Junior champion Soo Teck Zhi lived up to his billing on Tuesday to beat 10th seed Vladimir Malkov of Russia in the first round of the Macau Open 10-21, 21-10, 21-14 in 45 minutes.Tan Chun Seang retires from his opening match due to injury

    Tan Chun Seang retires from his opening match due to injury

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sukma: Goh Jin Wei and Zulfadli Zulkiffli win gold

    Kuala Lumpur: The 14-year-old Goh Jin Wei of Penang shocked the Badminton community in Malaysia on Tuesday with a 20-22, 22-20, 21-15 upset against Malaysia’s second women's singles player Yang Li Lian of Selangor in a nail biting Sukma women’s singles final.Goh Jin Wei with her family (left) and Zulfadli Zulkiffli (right)

    Goh Jin Wei with her family (left) and Zulfadli Zulkiffli (right)

    When asked about another teen sensation Ratchanok Intanon from Thailand after the match, Jin Wei refused to be compared to Ratchanok who won her first world junior title at the age of 14 and won the world championship last year when she was 18.

  • Sukma: Federal Territory crashes out of men’s team event

    Kuala Lumpur: Federal Territory (FT) was the overall badminton champions at the 2012 Pahang Malaysia Games (Sukma), thanks for the help of former world junior champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli. However, FT suffered a 3-2 defeat to Selangor on Wednesday in the 2014 Perlis Sukma men’s team competition.Zulfadli Zulkifli is Malaysia's first World Junior boys' singles Champion

    Zulfadli Zulkifli is Malaysia's first World Junior boys' singles Champion

    Zulfadli Zulkiffli who played the opening game for FT, was struggling in the first set, and went down 15-21 to Selangor’s Nur Mohd Azriyn Ayub. In the second set, a suddenly alert and focused Zulfadli turned the tables on Mohd Azriyn, closed out the match by sweeping the next two games 21-10, 21-16.

  • Misbun Ramdan vs. Soon Huat for final spot in Malaysia's Thomas Cup squad

    KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysia national champion Misbun Ramdan Misbun is one game away to be eligible to play in the Thomas Cup Finals, when his first opponent Zulfadli Zulkiffli failed to show up for the second selection trial at the Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara on Monday.Misbun Ramdan hopes to continue his family legacy where his father Misbun Sidek (right), and all his uncles had played for Malaysia's Thomas Cup squad during the 80's and 90's.

    Misbun Ramdan hopes to continue his family legacy where his father Misbun Sidek (right), and all his uncles had played for Malaysia's Thomas Cup squad during the 80's and 90's.

    Ramdan will take on Goh Soon Huat on Tuesday and the winner will be the fourth member of the singles squad to the Thomas Cup Finals in New Delhi from May 18-25, together with Lee Chong Wei, Chong Wei Feng and Liew Daren.

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