It’ll be business as usual for Zii Jia despite Chong Wei’s absence

KUALA LUMPUR: No Lee Chong Wei, no problem. Up-and-coming national shuttler Lee Zii Jia is ready to carry the mantle in the men’s singles event at the Malaysian Open.

No undue pressure: Lee Zii Jia won’t let the big expectations get to him at the Malaysian Open. — Bernama

Japan cruise past Indonesia to march into Asian Mixed Team Championship final

PETALING JAYA: Japan continued their march for the Asian Mixed Team Championship title after cruising to a 3-0 victory over Indonesia in the semi-finals in Hong Kong yesterday.

Norza urges all to give Chong Wei the space and time for his comeback

KUALA LUMPUR: It’s time to stop pressuring shuttler Lee Chong Wei.

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A smashing choice

KUALA LUMPUR: Knock Knock! Who’s there? It’s Elizabeth Tan!

Welcome aboard: Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) president Datuk Seri Norza Zakaria handing over a jersey to BAM ambassador Elizabeth Tan at Academy Badminton Malaysia in Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, yesterday. — SAMUEL ONG / The Star
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Malaysia no match for top seeds Japan in Asian Mixed Team C’ships

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s challenge in the Asian Mixed Team Championships ended after they lost 0-3 to top seeds Japan in the quarter-finals in Hong Kong.

Yew Sin-Ee Yi aim to make strong claim for Sudirman Cup spot

KUALA LUMPUR: National men's doubles pair Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi want to state a strong case for a place in the Malaysian team for the Sudirman Cup in Nanning, China.

Denmark’s Persson banned over betting violations

PETALING JAYA: Danish shuttler Joachim Persson has been suspended from all competitive tournaments for 18 months for code of conduct violations in relation to betting.

Choong Hann all smiles despite Malaysia’s defeat to China

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia went down fighting 2-3 to China in their Group D match in the Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships in Hong Kong.

A job well done: Cheam June Wei stunned world No. 20 Lu Guangzu 21-12, 21-17 to stage a fightback for Malaysia in the Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships in Hong Kong yesterday.

Badminton - Denmark's Persson banned over betting violations

(Reuters) - Danish badminton player Joachim Persson has been suspended for 18 months after breaching the sport's code of conduct in relation to betting and irregular match results, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said on Thursday.

Malaysia sail into quartersafter thrashing Macau

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia secured their spot in the quarter-finals after beating Macau 5-0 in their opening match of the Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships in Hong Kong.