MALAYSIA'S embarrassing 3-2 defeat to Germany, which dumped them out of the Sudirman Cup on Tuesday, is confirmation of the sorry state badminton is in as far as new Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin is concerned.
KOO Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong's self-destruction is just the tip of the iceberg and if the BA of Malaysia (BAM) is not quick enough to find a cure for this disease called mediocracy, Malaysia will be in the back waters of badminton again.
COACHING and training committee (CTC) member Teoh Teng Chor believes the mess Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong are in could have been avoided had the BA of Malaysia (BAM) executive committee (Exco) split the pair after the London Olympics.
SUDIRMAN CUP: Germany send Malaysia packing
FOR China coach Li Yongbo, winning the Sudirman Cup is not a bigger deal than going unbeaten in the tournament.
CHINA'S head coach Li Yongbo believes dubious calls will be a thing of the past as he lauds the Badminton World Federation (BWF) for testing the proposed line-call technology known as "Extra Eye" in the Sudirman Cup.
THE playing future of men's doubles Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong is safe at least until the World Championships but appropriate action will be taken against them if they fail to achieve the target of reaching the final set by the BA of Malaysia (BAM).
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HOW the mighty have fallen.
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