Hmmm... ..PBSI might consider it, but realizing Taufik has used the excuse of "Mulyo not being part of PBSI, thus i won't join the national squad", i doubt he'll be back to the squad and play in those events. So, imo, to put it kindly, i think it's safe to say Taufik is on his own, from now on. ..you got that right!..As soon as cooler & Hau-ge jump in, this thread has multiplied to 3 pages in no time... ...another thing to consider is, Chen Hong, as an example, has already gone the "independent route", yet have we seen any major accomplishment or titles from him?? So far, only Zhou Mi comes to mind as an ex-national sponsored player who has done pretty well, playing "independently" (she could be part of HK's National team). Btw, has anyone seen/read any transcript of Taufik's planned farewell speech/news conference to the media/press??.. *cooler, tis a good news, as Toronto should be able to have him come to make-up for his absence in last yr's exhibition.