Lee Zii Jia lifts Malaysia’s gloom with breakthrough All-England triumph

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World no. 10 Lee Zii Jia has arrived on the world stage in style, giving the entire country a lift, as he edged out world no. 2 Viktor Axelsen to clinch the All-England men’s singles badminton crown. Lee is coached by Tey Seu Bock and Indonesia’ Hendrawan under national coaching director Wong Choon Hann. He was previously trained by Misbun Sidek and Indonesia’s Indra Wijaya.

In the quarter-finals, Lee ousted world no. 1 Kento Momota 21-16, 21-19, whom he had never taken a game off in six previous encounters. So the new champion’s triumph is no fluke.

It was a good day for Malaysian coaches abroad as well. Japan under Tan Kim Her (men’s doubles) and Jeremy Gan (mixed doubles) triumphed in all-Japan finals in the two events.

Japan, coached by South Korea’s Park Joo Bong, who once trained the Malaysian team, is undoubtedly a new powerhouse in world badminton, winning four of the five final events – three of them all-Japan finals, in the absence of China and Indonesia.

But Lee’s breakthrough win has shown us the power of perseverance and determination against the odds. It has rallied the nation together, breaking down ethnic and religious barriers, at a time of so much divisiveness.

Now let’s hope for Parliament to reconvene soon, so that our elected representatives can put their minds together to break through the political stalemate that is dragging the nation down.

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BobaFett
BobaFett
22 Mar 2021 2.15pm

Penang FC beat Selangor by 2 goals away game in Liga Super also lifted by the spirits of Penangites?

Jim
Jim
26 Mar 2021 3.51pm
Reply to  BobaFett

Penang coach is a Liverpool’s coach Jurgen Klopp lookalike. Maybe this is the factor powering Penang to good performance?

BobaFett
BobaFett
12 Apr 2021 9.47am

Top 10 compilation of Lee Zii Kia’s court action for fans to enjoy

BobaFett
BobaFett
9 Apr 2021 12.07pm

A moment to remember

Justified 1000 shares reward from 100Plus.

BobaFett
BobaFett
4 Apr 2021 12.03pm

Penang FC wins again!
Beat Persk FC 2-1.

Ray
Ray
27 Mar 2021 1.38pm

Langkawi to create more islands ?

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/leisure/2021/03/24/langkawis-artificial-islands-a-future-without-nature/

How will the fishermen livelihood being affected?

May be by then we shall see Langkawi Residents Association to follow the approach by TBRA?

shriek
shriek
27 Mar 2021 8.48pm
Reply to  Ray

Even worse than Peng Land as Lang Kawin is made up of many islands and the sea water is pristine and the jungles are virgin.

shriek
shriek
26 Mar 2021 9.09pm

malaysia orso strike jack pot. Covid cases still over a thousand after sooo many moons. Does not seems to drop the pants with MCO and EMCO.

Ray
Ray
28 Mar 2021 12.03am
Reply to  shriek

Shriek u play safe to register for vaccination.

Do remember one has no choice over which brand of vaccination you will get although you may prefer Russian one over USA or China over European one.

Jackpot normally we refer to Magnum or Kuda or Toto.

shriek
shriek
30 Mar 2021 5.56pm
Reply to  Ray

I have no choice. I get Tonghsan Minan brand. You get “Russia with Love” vaccine? That is what I mean Jack Pot. Jalan with KGB is not easy

Ray
Ray
25 Mar 2021 6.11pm

Penang island A to go private.

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2021/03/25/one-of-3-reclaimed-islands-in-penang-to-go-private/

Looks like it may becomethe exclusive island as no private venture will not undertake this project unless returns are profitable (commercial condos etc).

Ray
Ray
28 Mar 2021 12.21pm
Reply to  Ray

I believe AnilNetto.com next topic will be on Peang reclaimed islands.

Island A privately driven but still owned by Penang Government?

PF’s Mr Lim Mah Hui raised the question and may be we get more clarity later?

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2021/03/28/who-really-pays-for-penang-reclamation-says-economist/

BobaFett
BobaFett
25 Mar 2021 5.00pm

LZJ – Learn from Mistake (Motivation Video)

BobaFett
BobaFett
23 Mar 2021 11.49am

Lee Zii Jia – Pride of Alor Star, Kedah.

Pearly Tan (Women Doubles) also from Alor Star.

Jim
Jim
26 Mar 2021 3.50pm
Reply to  BobaFett

Sould not overhyped. Too much pressure can bring instant downfall. China, Indonesia and Korean players await.

BAM should be ashamed of itself when asked players and coaches (until coach Hendrawan broke down in stressful situation) to show cause for failure in Thailand before all England. BAM never blame the management team.

I suggest good players leave BAM and join professional club instead.

Ray
Ray
22 Mar 2021 4.26pm

Many politicians to seek limelight at airport welcoming returning Lee Zii Jia.

Former Squash World Champion Nicol David recently back in Penang. She posted her photos at Penang tourist attractions and Anil should meeg her for a special interview?

Ray
Ray
24 Mar 2021 8.47am
Reply to  Ray

Anil can be mistaken being the father of Nicol David when they are side by side due the resemblance.
Both of you are champions of public in your own ways.
CHEERS