Keep making the country proud, King tells Zii Jia


KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah extends his heartiest congratulations to Lee Zii Jia on winning the All England singles title.

The King expressed his joy and pride as the outstanding victory has raised Malaysia’s name on the global stage and delighted Malaysians.

His Majesty also hoped the victory would serve as an inspiration to the world No.10 to train harder towards excellence in future.

“His Majesty wishes Lee Zii Jia all the best. May he be blessed with continued success and carry on making the country proud on the world stage.

“His Majesty hopes that his achievement will also be a source of inspiration to all Malaysians to work hard and strive to achieve success in their respective fields, ” said a statement posted on Istana Negara’s Facebook yesterday, Bernama reported.

Meanwhile, Malaysians, including badminton legend Datuk Lee Chong Wei, took to social media by the thousands to congratulate Zii Jia.Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said Zii Jia’s triumph was a motivation for young players to strive for victory.

“I am very sure all Malaysians, especially badminton fans, are thrilled with our national singles player Lee Zii Jia’s victory in the All England Badminton Championships earlier, ” he said in a Facebook post on Sunday night.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said Malaysians were proud of Zii Jia’s victory.

“Lee’s victory is celebrated with happiness by spectators and I believe that others are also celebrating this joyous moment, ” he said in a Facebook post.

Twitter user Mansel Choong congratulated Zii Jia for winning the title at such a young age.

“Chong Wei won his first All England at the age of 27 in 2010, this man has just done it at the age of 22. Remember the name!” Choong tweeted.

Faiz Fadzil tweeted that it was a proud moment for Malaysians and rubbished claims that Zii Jia’s win was due to an absence of top players from other nations.

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