Kian Meng was spared from the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM)'s trimming exercise on Sunday but his partner Pei Jing was dropped together with four others for under-performing at the back-to-back tournaments in Thailand last month.
Besides Pei Jing, the other axed were Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai Jemie, Vivian Hoo and Soniia Cheah.
Soon Huat-Shevon and Soniia however, will continue to play in Europe next month in the Swiss Open, German Open and All-England, as the national body have decided to fund their trip.
Kian Meng said he still had a shot with Pei Jing to qualify for the Olympics and would stand by his partner.
"I've informed BAM of my decision and they have accepted it. I will continue to play with Pei Jing as a professional player," said Kian Meng.
"I've not given up hope as I believe Pei Jing and I can still play good badminton. We will continue to pursue our Olympics dream," he added.