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Saturday, January 19, 2008

Major Blows to the Malaysian Camp

Hours after Malaysian Doubles Coach Rexy Manaiky decided to resign, Malaysia's interest in all doubles categories vanished. With the exit of veterans Choong Tan Fook and Lee Wan Wah and Chan Chong Ming and Chew Choon Eng, the once strong Malaysian Men's Doubles contingent has been reduced to nothing. On top of that, national Doubles players Ong Soon Hock and Tan Bin Shen's decision to quit the BAM and join the KLRC must have reaffirmed Rexy's decision.

With just 2 months and 7 months respectively to the Thomas Cup and Olympics, the two major events this year, Rexy's decision to quit deals a big blow to Malaysian badminton. On top of that, with the departure of Cheah Soon Kit, Malaysia are running out of good coaches. (Stay tuned for a article entitled: There is Seriously Something Wrong With the BAM!)

Hopefully the BAM and the players can convince Rexy to withdraw his resignation and at least wait till after the Olympics to make a decision. Rexy is prone to making knee jerk reactions and he should reconsider the position of his charges before throwing them into turmoil.

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