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History of Malaysia badminton..

Discussion in 'Malaysia Professional Players' started by blessing, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. blessing

    blessing Regular Member

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    hahahah.. TC2010 is going to held is MALAYSIA~~~~~~~~~
     
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    In '67, both countries just started to mend relations after "The Confrontation". And Indonesia was the 3-time defending champion at that time. So animosity was still in the air ....... it was difficult to win with the Senayan crowd against you. The only other team who managed it was China in 1986.

    Personally, I think had Indonesia allowed Rudy Hartono to play (granted, he was only 18 that time), maybe Indonesia could have kept the title. His exploits were already known then, and by the following year, he had started a trail of 8 All-England MS titles in 9 years.
     
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    U are lucky to have that chance.In 1992,im just 2.How long will i wait to experience that feeling ?? Will Malaysia win again Thomascup??I dont know.
     
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    Maybe for another 100 years if we continue to baby and spoon feed our shuttlers.
     
  5. Pemuda

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    I think Msia winning the TC in 1992 actually did more harm than good to the game. After lifting the TC, it was all political fanfare and our game went downhill after that. Till today, we have yet to win the TC again.

    The Msian players received big cash rewards and were also given prime Selangor land. It was a case of having too much (limelight and money) too soon. In the long run, it actually did more harm to the players lives as a few of them went bankrupt.
     
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    wow, abedeng. i suppose you should be a senior now, since you've seen the TC 1967 live. i've only heard Tan Yee Khan telling me stories about them that time. :D I've always thought they were great. Uncle Tan is a nice man. :)
     
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    I've nvr had the chance to talk to tan yee khan when i stayed at his resort in pangkor island years ago....i was really young n not interested in badminton at all....maybe next time if i were to go again i will ask him a few questions....
     
  8. blessing

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    Jalani Sidek & Raja Azmi Raja Sulaiman

    Game for love

    Film producer, novelist and publisher Raja Azmi Raja Sulaiman could
    not have found better material for one of her novels or films than
    the story of her love for the then national badminton players,
    Misbun and Jalani Sidek.

    Now, 21 years later and happily married to Jalani, she recalls the
    twists and turns that led her to marry the younger Sidek.

    "I was initially interested in Misbun," says the 45-year-old former
    air-stewardess. "I was one of his ardent fans and had met him
    earlier on a few of the flights when I was on duty. I wanted to get
    closer to him."

    Then, in 1984, she saw Jalani at a duty-free shop at Singapore's
    Changi airport on his way back to Kuala Lumpur after a tournament in
    Jakarta. Raja Azmi had by then left her job in the airline and had
    just returned from London after completing a short course in
    tailoring.

    "When I saw Jalani, I saw my opportunity to get closer to Misbun,"
    she admits with a laugh.

    Jalani was attracted to her the moment they met. But when he
    realised that Raja Azmi was interested in Misbun, being a gentleman,
    he helped her get closer to his older brother. He ended up playing
    postman for the two, delivering their messages to each other.

    "I never knew that Jalani had feelings for me then," says Raja
    Azmi. "It must have been terrible to be in his place -- helping
    Misbun and I get together."

    She had not looked at Jalani seriously as he was five years her
    junior while Misbun was only a year younger.

    Then, Misbun unexpectedly went on a pilgrimage to Mecca without so
    much as a word to her. She was broken-hearted. "I thought Misbun was
    not interested in me any more."

    Jalani played the perfect friend, lending her his shoulder to cry
    on. That was the turning point of their relationship. She ended up
    agreeing to marry him.

    But when Misbun returned from his pilgrimage nearly two months
    later, he announced his intention to marry Raja Azmi.

    "He told me he had always wanted to marry me after returning from
    Mecca," she says. "But I was angry with him for not expressing his
    feelings earlier. Life, death and marriage are fated. I guess Misbun
    and I were not meant to be together."

    Jalani and Raja Azmi were married on Dec 23, 1984. They have three
    children -- Puteri Suraya, 19, Puteri Suaida, 16, and Megat Deli,
    10.

    She has no regrets about marrying Jalani.

    "I can be a difficult woman to live with and Jalani is a strong and
    patient man to tolerate me. He makes me feel very secure: I have
    never felt this way before with any other man."

    She admits that, initially, he being a national badminton star was a
    factor in her decision to marry him, but she now realises that it
    was love all along.

    Jalani says he and Misbun made their peace before his wedding. "He
    gave me his blessing to marry Raja Azmi," says the 40-year-old chief
    executive officer of the Nusa Mahsuri Club which trains badminton
    players for the country.

    "What is past is past. What is important is the present," he says,
    adding that his brother is now his neighbour and they share a warm
    relationship.

    "Many people felt that I got married too early (aged 21) and I
    should have enjoyed my youth first. But I have no regrets. After my
    marriage, I became more focused and won more international
    tournaments. "

    Jalani attributed his success to his wife. "She has been my
    motivation and she understands the nature of my hectic career."

    He also says the trust between them is one of the reasons for the
    success of their marriage.

    Raja Azmi admits that the five-year age difference between them does
    make her feel a little insecure. "I worry about looking older," she
    says. "Being younger, famous and good-looking, he is usually
    surrounded by women."

    However, she refuses to allow this to get her down and does not shy
    away from modern methods to maintain youthful looks, even botox
    injections, to ensure she looks good for her age.

    "I remember my grandmother going into the jungle to find all those
    plants to maintain her youthful looks," she says. "I am lucky we
    live in this modern age where there are new methods to help make you
    look young without much difficulty.

    "I may not be 25, but at least, I don't look 45. If you love and
    respect your husband, you must look your best for him." -- Bissme
    S.


    Source : the sun
     
  9. Kamen

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    to answer those who asked about the day after lifting the TC 1992, as far as i could remember, it was a holiday.
     
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    deleted - double posting - sorry!
     
  11. ixory

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    oic,maybe i forgot lah..opppsss...then wat school i attend that day..:confused::confused:,haha..:D:p
     
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    15 years ago ...a memory that lasted
     
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    Dont forget the history of HH being the AE Champion......
     
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    Eddy Choong

    HI GUYS

    Has anyone seen Eddy ChoOng"s oral history?

    http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gxtcJ3S


    It is a book published in China and Malaysia. (Chinese edition)


    I am in Tainwan. Could anyone tell me how to buy it? many thanks!:)
     
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    Thomas Cup 1992

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    Ahh ... the good old days

    First of all, I never witnessed the good old days of greats like Eddy Choong, Tan Yee Khan, Ng Boon Bee, Gunalan & co. I only heard stories from my uncle and grandfather. And according to them, our badminton back in those days were top notch. We were up there amongst the best. From stories related to me by my uncle and grandfather, our shuttlers then really played all out for the honour of the country. They werent even paid handsomely. Neither were they awarded fancy titles when they win major honours. It was simply a love for the game and country. Back then we had no proper facilities, foreign coaches or lucrative financial schemes like today as well.

    Not only we were good in badminton, we were feared in Asia in football, men's hockey and athletics as well. Today we are the whipping boys.

    I was very young when we last won the TC in 92. I remember watching the final with my dad, watching how CSK/SBK fought tooth and nail for the winning point. My take away for that night was FKK's fighting spirit as our 2nd MS. I dare say on that night FKK was willing to even give his life for that one point. And to me, it was FKK who won us our TC on that night.

    ... but things have changed now. I believe winning the TC in 92 was our downfall. We overdid things. A lot of people jumped on the BAM bandwagon, shuttlers were made overnight millionaires and over time, our shuttlers lost the edge. They were no longer hungry.

    Today, our sportsmen/women are not like yesteryears. Look at our shuttlers today, many lack the drive, mental toughness of our old warriors like Eddy Choong, FKK, Ng Boon Bee etc. I think this applies not only to our current shuttlers but to all Malaysians in general. Compared to our elders, we are having a pretty easy life. I mean for example, my grandfather had to experienced WW2. As for me the closest WW2 experience I had is when I switched on my PS3 and play Modern Warfare in the comfort of my living room. In the 50s, travelling to competition for our shuttlers were no picnic. The travel time takes longer and I doubt it is comfortable and yet they delivered.

    Take a look at the current SEA games. Look at the medal table and you will find that Malaysia is trailing Singapore for example. Imagine a nation of 2.5 million is ahead of us. And this is only the SEA games, not Asian games.
     
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    wow.... a blast from the past indeed!
     
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    Welcome to BadmintonCentral HangPC2,

    Thanks for the photos. :):):)
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