REST IN PEACE, DATO' NG BOON BEE

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The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) is deeply saddened to learn of the loss of the legendary doubles player, Dato’ Ng Boon Bee at the age of 84.

Boon Bee formed one of the most dominant Men’s Doubles pairs of the 1960’s and arguably of the century with Dato’ Tan Yee Khan. Boon Bee and Yee Khan won two Men’s Doubles titles in both the Asian Games (1962, 1966) and the All England (1965, 1966) and a record-breaking six titles at the Malaysian Open (1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968). 

One of Boon Bee’s greatest feats was to lead Malaysia to the Thomas Cup victory in 1967. Upon Khee Yan’s retirement, Boon Bee formed a lethal partnership with Datuk Punch Gunalan to win numerous tournaments such as the 1970 Asian Games and the 1971 All England.

The thoughts of everyone at the Association are with Boon Bee, his family, friends and loved ones during this difficult time.