• BAM launch player exchange program with Denmark

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have devised a six-week shuttler exchange program with Denmark aimed to provide numerous opportunities to facilitate, to  guide, and to develop badminton players from both countries.In addition to Denmark, Morten Frost should also design an exchange program with shuttlers and coaches from China.

    In addition to Denmark, Morten Frost should also design an exchange program with shuttlers and coaches from China.

  • Lee Chong Wei/Vivian Hoo, Goh Jin Wei advance to Perak Open finals

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian badminton superstar, Lee Chong Wei, and his mixed doubles partner Vivian Hoo, both playing equally well to stun the top seeds Tan Aik Quan/Lai Pei Jing 21-9, 21-12 in the semi-finals of Perak Open on Wednesday.

    Lee Chong Wei and Vivian Hoo are no strangers to teaming up together, having taken home the 2012 Maybank National Circuit Selangor Open title after defeated No. 1 mixed double in Malaysia, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying 21-15, 27-25. Lee/Hoo will take on second seeds Tan Chee Tean/Shevon Lai in the final on Thursday. Tan Chee Tean/Shevon Lai won a hard-fought three-set semi-finals against Tan Kian Meng/Peck Yen Wei with 21-13, 15-21, 21-9 in 49 minutes.May be Lee Chong Wei should seriously consider playing in doubles after the 2016 Olympics. (photo: Carmen Chong)

    May be Lee Chong Wei should seriously consider playing in doubles after the 2016 Olympics. (photo: Carmen Chong)

  • Perak Open: Daren Liew ousted in quarters, Lee Chong Wei/Vivian Hoo ease to semis

    Perak: Defending champion Daren Liew took the Perak Open men's singles match all the way to its limit only to fall short after being beaten in the quarter-final by Soong Joo Ven on Tuesday.

    The 28-year-old fourth seed went down 22-20, 13-21, 9-21 to Soong Joo Ven, who is ranked No. 112 in the world.Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin plays relentlessly and aggressively in the Perak Open quarter-finals.

    Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin plays relentlessly and aggressively in the Perak Open quarter-finals.

  • Lee Chong Wei/Vivian Hoo to 2nd round at 2015 Perak Open

    Perak: Whether it was for fun or whether Lee Chong Wei needed to create some room for the very much-needed relaxation ahead of world championships, the serious Perak Open badminton tournament that kicked off three days ago, turned in to a fun time when Lee stepped onto badminton court with Vivian Hoo to play in the first round of mixed doubles on Monday. Lee/Vivian's scary power, speed and athleticism proved too much for a courageous Mohd Lutfi Zaim Bin Abdul Khalid/Julia Wong Pei Xian pair, winning the match 21-10, 21-16 and advancing into second round where they will face Lim Tiat Long/Ng Sin Zou on Tuesday.Lee Chong Wei seems to enjoy playing mixed doubles with Vivian Hoo. (photo: howkt)

    Lee Chong Wei seems to enjoy playing mixed doubles with Vivian Hoo. (photo: howkt)

  • New Zealand Open: Hoon Thien How-Lim Khim Wah reach semis

    Auckland: World No. 257 Hoon Thien How-Lim Khim Wah of Malaysia overcame a shaky second set to secure their passages into the men's doubles semi-final of New Zealand Open on Friday. But following defeats for the other remaining Malaysian players, Hoon Thien How-Lim Khim Wah found themselves to be Malaysia's sole hope in the tournament.Lim Khim Wah (left) and Hoon Thien How are both very talented men's doubles player. (photo: New Zealand badminton)

    Lim Khim Wah (left) and Hoon Thien How are both very talented men's doubles player. (photo: New Zealand badminton)

  • Tan Aik Quan/Lai Pei Jing, Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei advance to last 16 of German Open

    Germany: The freshly reunited Malaysian mixed doubles partners Tan Aik Quan/Lai Pei Jing gave their off-and-on partnership a boost on Wednesday when they recovered from a slow start in the first set (by rescuing two set points) to battle past fifth seeds Sudket Prapakamol/Saralee Thoungthongkam of Thailand 25-23, 21-19 in 47 minutes. Tan/Lai will play Sam Magee/Chloe Magee of Ireland on Friday.Hopefully Tan Aik Quan-Lai Pei Jing's partnership will become permanent

    Hopefully Tan Aik Quan-Lai Pei Jing's partnership will become permanent

  • Great comeback win for Goh Liu Ying/Chan Peng Soon at Kuala Lumpur Open

    Kuala Lumpur: After making several headlines on BadmintonPlanet.com in the past few days, playing only their first comeback tournament together following Goh Liu Ying's knee surgery in May 2014, Goh Liu Ying/Chan Peng Soon lifted the Kuala Lumpur Open mixed doubles title on Sunday after beating top seeds Wong Fai Yin/Chow Mei Kuan 21-16, 21-19 in 37 minutes.Wish Goh Liu Ying/Chan Peng Soon (right) the best as they compete in the upcoming Swiss Open that starts March 10-15

    Wish Goh Liu Ying/Chan Peng Soon (right) the best as they compete in the upcoming Swiss Open that starts March 10-15

  • Goh Liu Ying/Chan Peng Soon, Goh Soon Huat enter Kuala Lumpur Open final

    Kuala Lumpur: After spending most of 2014 recovering from her knee surgery, Goh Liu Ying's partnership with Chan Peng Soon looked to be more successful than expected as they reached the mixed doubles finals of their first tournament together after a 10-month separation.Goh Liu Ying and Chan Peng Soon (right) are eyeing the Kuala Lumpur Open title

    Goh Liu Ying and Chan Peng Soon (right) are eyeing the Kuala Lumpur Open title

  • Goh Jin Wei, Goh Soon Huat in semis of Kuala Lumpur Open

    Kuala Lumpur: She came, she smiled and she took care of her senior. Goh Jin Wei, the 15 year-old baby-faced killer out of Penang advanced to the semi-final of Kuala Lumpur Open on Friday, after seeing off the reigning Malaysian women's singles champion Yang Li Lian who left Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) recently 22-24, 21-1, 21-17 in a 62 minutes thriller.The young Goh Jin Wei has a big heart!

    The young Goh Jin Wei has a big heart!

  • Sabah Open: Mak Hee Chun-Tan Bin Shen continues upset streak

    Kuala Lumpur: After knocking second seeds Low Juan Shen-Ong Yew Sin out of the tournament on Friday, the unseeded Mak Hee Chun-Tan Bin Shen reached the finals at Sabah Open on Saturday with another shock upset over fourth seeds Tan Wee Gieen-Teo Ee Yi winning 21-12,15-21,22-20 in 52 minutes. Mak - Tan will battle number one seeds Lim Khim Wah-Ow Yao Han in the men's doubles final.Ow Yao Han (left) trains with Lim Khim Wah

    Ow Yao Han (left) trains with Lim Khim Wah

  • Goh Soon Huat, Iskandar, Mak Hee Chun-Tan Bin Shen at Sabah Open semis

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) shuttler Goh Soon Huat remained on course to qualify for the semi-finals at the Sabah Open after a straight sets win over Chong Yee Han 21-13, 21-17 on Friday. Another BAM shuttler Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin also booked his place in the semi-finals when the seventh seed defeated Lim Chi Wing 21-12, 13-21, 21-14 in a hard fought battle that lasted 46 minutes.    Young guys like Mak Hee Chun (left) and Tan Bin Shen deserve a second chance if they could outperform their peers from BAM

    Young guys like Mak Hee Chun (left) and Tan Bin Shen deserve a second chance if they could outperform their peers from BAM

  • Kopiko Purple League: High quality badminton from Hafiz, Tien Minh

    Kuala Lumpur: The 2003 All England champion Hafiz Hashim who has disappeared from the Malaysian badminton landscape for a long time, is now playing for Cheras BC in the first season of Kopiko Purple League (KPL). Hafiz got off to a good start on Wednesday against current Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) shuttler Goh Soon Huat winning the first men’s singles tie 11-10, 11-8, 11-10.Hafiz (yellow shirt) sits next to his brother Muhammad Roslin Hashim at the Purple League

    Hafiz (yellow shirt) sits next to his brother Muhammad Roslin Hashim at the Purple League

  • Korean Open: Iskandar, Kian Meng in quarters

    Jeonju City: Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin advanced to the men's singles quarter-final of Korean GP by defeating fellow Malaysian Goh Soon Huat 21-17, 21-11 in 40 minutes on Thursday. He will clash with South Korean Yim Jong-woo in the next round. Another Malaysian men's singles player - 13th seed Tan Kian Meng outperform compatriot 4th Mohamad Arif Abdul Latif 21-16, 13-21, 21-17 in the third round to book a showdown with Japan’s Kazumasa Sakai on Friday.Iskandar Zulkarnain is looking for breakthrough in the Korean Open Grand Prix

    Iskandar Zulkarnain is looking for breakthrough in the Korean Open Grand Prix


  • 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

  • Soon Huat, Iskandar need to step up at the Asian Games

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian men's singles coach - Tey Seu Bock urged Goh Soon Huat and Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin to help the Malaysia team advance past the group stages in the Incheon Asian Games.Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin and Goh Soon Huat play crucial role for Malaysia in the Asiad team event

    Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin and Goh Soon Huat play crucial role for Malaysia in the Asiad team event


  • Soon Huat, Iskandar, Hui Lin included in Asian Games

    Kuala Lumpur: The Malaysian men's and women's teams both welcome few new faces to their rosters for the 2014 Incheon Asian Games.

    World number 109 Goh Soon Huat and world number 94 Iskandar Zainuddin will be playing alongside world number 1 Lee Chong Wei and world number 18 Chong Wei Feng as members of the men's team in Incheon.Good luck to Goh Soon Huat (top left),Iskandar Zainuddin (top right), Ng Hui Lin (bottom right)!

    Good luck to Goh Soon Huat (top left),Iskandar Zainuddin (top right), Ng Hui Lin (bottom right)!

  • Thomas Cup: Will Malaysia play Soon Huat against South Korea?

    New Delhi: Winner of Wednesday's Malaysia vs South Korea tie would avoid China or Indonesia in the last eight of Thomas Cup knockout stage. The big questions for Malaysia remain who it would field as the third singles.Although Soon Huat is a reserve shuttler on the team, he has promised to be ready to play.

    Although Soon Huat is a reserve shuttler on the team, he has promised to be ready to play.

    The lackluster performance of Daren Liew against India and Germany has raised concerns about his ability to fend off his Korean opponent if the match is tie at 2-2, and the outcome will come down to who win the third singles. By comparing the lineup and meeting records on both teams, the battle would most likely go down to the wire.

  • BAM confirms Soon Huat, Peng Soon for Thomas Cup

    PETALING JAYA: On Saturday, BAM announced that Soon Huat will join Lee Chong Wei, Chong Wei Feng and Liew Daren as fourth singles for the Thomas Cup Finals in New Delhi from May 18-25. He vows to justify his selection into the Thomas Cup Finals squad.

    He vows to justify his selection into the Thomas Cup Finals squad.
    The announcement ended speculations that Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) would include Misbun Ramdan Misbun as the fourth singles player because he is more aggressive and has won five international tournaments so far.
  • Goh Soon Huat secures a spot in Malaysia Thomas Cup team

    KUALA LUMPUR: Before Tuesday, there's doubt whether Goh Soon Huat is good enough to play fourth men's singles in Malaysia Thomas Cup team. Soon Huat’s name would be submitted to BAM for endorsement as the fourth men’s singles player in the Thomas Cup team

    Soon Huat’s name would be submitted to BAM for endorsement as the fourth men’s singles player in the Thomas Cup team
    In the second selection trial that was held on Tuesday, he overcame the doubts and will join three others - world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei, Chong Wei Feng and Daren Liew for the 2014 Thomas Cup squad.
  • 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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