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National men’s singles ace Lee Zii Jia in action during the 2022 Indonesian Open against Thailand’s Sitthikom Thammasin at Istora Senayan Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia, on June 14, 2022. — Picture via FACEBOOK/BAM

Minister to meet Lee Zii Jia next week

KUALA LUMPUR, March 31 — Youth and Sports Minister Hannah Yeoh will meet national badminton ace Lee Zii Jia next week to discuss the problems he is facing.

“I need to meet him first to hear his problems. Maybe Lee does not want to return to BAM (Badminton Association of Malaysia),” Yeoh told Bernama, after attending a fast-breaking organised by the Malaysia Underwater Hockey Association, earlier today.

She said she would issue a statement after meeting the world number four men’s singles player.

Media reports had earlier quoted Yeoh as saying she wanted to have a four-eyed meeting with the 25-year-old Zii Jia upon his return from Europe to help him deal with his inconsistent performances.

Speculation on Zii Jia’s return to BAM has intensified after the 2021 All England champion was seen with BAM president Tan Sri Mohamad Norza Zakaria on two occasions recently.

— Bernama

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