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Badminton Association of Malaysia mourns passing of vice-president Khoo Kim Eng

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The Badminton Association of Malaysia’s long-serving vice-president Khoo Kim Eng passed away on Monday in Melaka.

The 77-year-old had served as BAM vice-president for 20 years, and was also the Melaka Badminton Association president since 1999.

BAM president Datuk Seri Mohamad Norza Zakaria said in a statement: “I am devastated to learn of the passing of Datuk Dr Khoo. He was an invaluable source of wisdom, a devoted member of the BAM leadership and had contributed considerably to the development of the sport in Melaka.”

“His untimely demise is a huge loss not only to his family but also to the badminton community. The thoughts of everyone at BAM are with his family, friends and loved ones at this very difficult time.”