It was drama all around! Boisterous, uncompromising, deafening - but it yielded results for the Malaysian men's team when it counted most in the finals! Malaysia was on the verge of defeat as it was quickly steamrolled 2-nil by Indonesia quite unexpectedly. Lee Chong Wei succumbed timidly to the masterful Taufik and KKK/Chan Chong Ming could not rise to the occasion and were taunted by Alven and Luluk. Many expected the Malaysian pair to win or at least put up a good fight. Doomsday loomed ahead for the Malaysian boys. Another defeat and it would be all over for good. But the Malaysian cheerleaders never gave up. They urged their compatriots on! It was left to the broad shoulders of Hafiz to salvage an important point to keep the team alive. With the incessant cheering from fellow Malaysians at the side, Hafiz obliged in great style. For every point he won the noise grew louder with the occasional familiar rhythmic banging of the kumpangs and even the hiterto calm and resolute Sony Kuncoro fell victim to the Malaysian trance. Hafiz's victory signalled the turning point for a Malaysian comeback. Veterans Lee Wan Wah/Choong Tan Fook were next on court. They seemingly toyed with the hapless Kidho/Setiawan to settle the score at 2-all. The younger Indonesian pair just could not match the fluidity of the older opponents. The yellow and blue shirted Malaysian supporters were in even higher spirits or 'semangat' now. They were unstoppable in their resounding chorus "Malaysia Boleh" which was ably orchestrated by their specially garbed leader intoning with a loud hailer. How can one ever defeat the Malaysian vocal support? When Wong Choong Hann appeared confidently on court for the last deciding tie, half the battle had been won! The young and less experienced Simon Santoso was already feeling the heat and his discomfort showed! The Malaysian fan support had completely destabilized and overwhelmed him. So it was only a matter of going through the paces for Choong Hann before the expected final verdict. Pandemonium! I venture to say that the success of the Malaysian Men's Badminton Team at this Manila SEA Games has much to do with not only the skills of their players but more importantly, the moral and vocal support of their cheerleaders. Malaysian vocal support can even move mountains! Anyway, it was a fitting wedding gift for Wan Wah. As for our BF'er Ants, he unashamedly chose to be on the winning side, that is if you can spot him! Malaysia Boleh!!!