Rajes Paul

Recent and archived articles by Rajes Paul

21 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Soon Huat - Shevon to play Thai pair in Singapore Open semi-finals

PETALING JAYA: Mixed doubles shuttlers Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai Jemie have been handed a golden chance to make quick amends in the semi-finals of the Singapore Open.

In their element: Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai Jemie will play Thailand’s Dechapol Puavaranukroh-Sapsiree Tearattanachai in the semi-finals of the Singapore Open today.
20 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Lots of issues can be handled with a bit of fairness transparency and tact

ISSUES of indiscipline in sports have surged over the past few months.

Heavy price to pay: Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin admitted to smoking in a hotel room during the Thomas Cup Finals in May and was subsequently dropped from the Asian Games squad.
13 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Thomas Cupper Aaron syncs well with Wooi Yik to beat world No.9 pair

PETALING JAYA: Doubles shuttler Aaron Chia showed the experience gained at the Thomas Cup Finals did not go to waste.

Well done: Aaron Chia (back) and Soh Wooi Yik beat world No. 9 Lee Jhe-huei-Lee-yang of Taiwan 21-18, 13-21, 21-19 to reach the quarter-finals of the Thailand Open in Bangkok yesterday.
4 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Address declining standard of badminton

Comment - By Rajes Paul
The dismal displays by Malaysians at last week’s Celcom Axiata Malaysian Open badminton championships is the harbinger of the falling standard of badminton in the country.

21 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Yew Sin out to prove his worth with Ee Yi at home tourney

PETALING JAYA: Doubles shuttler Ong Yew Sin is determined to prove a point in the Malaysian Open after missing the action in the Thomas Cup Finals.

14 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Iskandar admits to puffing away in Bangkok hotel room

KUALA LUMPUR: National singles shuttler Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin has owned up to his mistake and is ready to move forward in his badminton career.

Honest: Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin said he was disappointed because he did not win a point during last month’s Thomas Cup Finals in Bangkok.
13 Jun 2018 | 6:51 AM

Iskandar in hot water for lighting up in hotel room

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s singles shuttler Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin is in hot water for smoking during the Thomas Cup Finals.

6 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Thomas needs to go for selection trial to join national team

PETALING JAYA: There is a glimmer of hope for aspiring junior Thomas Ng to join the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM).

4 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Billy: Shuttlers hold the key to their own success

PETALING JAYA: Datuk Billy Ng Seow Meng has seen many changes in badminton since being part of the successful team that won the 1967 Thomas Cup Finals.

You’re the inspiration: Thomas Ng and grandfather Datuk Billy Ng posing during a visit to Kuala Lumpur.
29 May 2018 | 7:00 AM

Impromptu and short-term decisions are a bane for Malaysian badminton

JAPAN head coach Park Joo-bong was beaming with pride. Thailand supremo Rexy Mainaky could not stop smiling in Bangkok.