Liow joins Malaysians to cheer on Chong Wei


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 20 Aug 2016

BENTONG: Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai is cheering on Datuk Lee Chong Wei as the  country’s No. 1 shuttler attempts to win a historic gold medal for Malaysia.

Liow is watching a live screening of the game with hundreds of constituents and tourists at the popular Bentong Walk here.

“This is the (gold) medal we have long been awaiting for and we hope Chong Wei will fulfil the dream,” said Liow, who is also Bentong MP.

The street is buzzing with excitement and anticipation to see Malaysia bag its first gold medal at the Olympic Games.

Even those who have not watched any major badminton tournament before have come out to show their support for Lee.

One of them is Year Three university student Cheong Jiun Yi.

“I must play my part as a Malaysian to support him. If he could defeat Lin Dan (Lee’s long time rival), I’m sure nothing can stop him now,” she said.

On the achievement of the national badminton team, which won silver medals in the men’s doubles and mixed doubles categories, Liow congratulated the shuttlers and said they had made all Malaysians proud.

“We know you all have tried your best and worked very hard for it. We are very proud of you,” he said.

Liow said he was also glad to see Malaysia’s progress in sports.

“To win in the Olympics is not easy, this will inspire many other people,” he said.
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